Work and volunteer

Current opportunities at Redfern Legal Centre.

Employment opportunities


We are recruiting for a First Nations PLT student to work 2 days per week for up to 60 days with our First Nations Solicitor at Redfern Legal Centre. This exciting opportunity is a paid position. 

Are you passionate about social justice, and committed to governance and the community legal sector? Redfern Legal Centre is looking for several new Directors, to plan for the succession of a number of Directions whose time on the Board will be concluding in the next 6-12 months.

We are recruiting for a dynamic person who enjoys working in a client facing role to assist people experiencing disadvantage to navigate the legal assistance sector, and to train and mentor law students in client intake. This is an identified role for an First Nations person only.

Volunteering opportunities

In 1977, Redfern Legal Centre opened its doors with just one paid staff member, barely any money, and a team of passionate and experienced volunteers with a vision to increase access to justice. Over 45 years later, volunteers are still integral to everything we do. We simply could not maintain our free legal services without the help of a dedicated team of volunteer solicitors, legal assistants, practical legal training students, pro bono partners and firms.


    Redfern Legal Centre relies upon the dedication of experienced volunteer solicitors to help us meet legal demand. We only have limited openings for additional volunteers throughout the year. Each practice will open applications when vacancies arise. ​
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    Volunteer Legal Assistants build skills in communicating with the public, assisting people in crisis, client interviewing and drafting instructions for lawyers. They also increase their knowledge of referral services and the practical application and constraints of the law.
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    Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) accepts expressions of interest from law students at, or soon to be at, PLT stage, interested in a placement at RLC 2-3 days per week under the supervision of a practice solicitor.
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    Diversity and equal opportunity

    Redfern Legal Centre strives to be an inclusive, diverse and culturally safe workplace. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, people with disability, and LGBTIQ+ people.

    Redfern Legal Centre supports Equal Employment Opportunity principles in the selection of volunteers and staff. If you require some adjustment to the workplace to enable you to meet the selection criteria, please contact the Communications & Volunteer Manager on 02 9698 7277 or for a confidential discussion about your access requirements.

    Please let us know if there is anything about you that may cause an issue to arise under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Act (NSW) No 16a. For instance, please note section 121 of Legal Profession Uniform Law (disqualification or conviction for serious offence) and any necessary approvals required.

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    © Redfern Legal Centre 1977 - 2022

    Gadigal Land, PO Box 1805,
    Strawberry Hills NSW 2012