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Current opportunities at Redfern Legal Centre.

Employment opportunities

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Redfern Legal Centre has an exciting opportunity for a First Nations lawyer to join our dynamic team. The role involves maintaining strong relationships with local First Nations stakeholders and interesting legal work across a varied range of areas of law.  The First Nations Justice Solicitor will work collaboratively with our specialist, experienced lawyers to deliver a culturally safe and responsive legal service to First Nations clients.
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Redfern Legal Centre has an exciting opportunity for a First Nations person with strong connections to the local First Nations community in Redfern and Waterloo. The First Nations Engagement Worker strengthens meaningful and trusted connections between Redfern Legal Centre and the local First Nations community and enhances the cultural safety of Redfern Legal Centre. One year contract, full time or part time role; Salary and benefits: $95,825.30 - $116,879.41 p.a. (pro rata for part time) depending on qualifications and experience.  This is an identified role for people of First Nations descent who identify and are accepted as such in the community.
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Redfern Legal Centre has an exciting opportunity for a passionate lawyer to join our Health Justice Partnership practice. This is a dynamic role that involves strong relationships with stakeholders and interesting work across a varied range of areas of law.
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Redfern Legal Centre has an exciting opportunity for a senior policy and advocacy officer to join our Financial Abuse Service which is expanding to a new integrated, best practice model to assist victim survivors experiencing financial abuse in intimate partner relationships to recover and thrive. 18 month contract, full time or part time role; Salary and benefits: $125,917 – $128,800/annum (pro rata for part time) depending on qualifications and experience. 
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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.

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.

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Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) accepts applications 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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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 Intake Officers build their 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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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 info@rlc.org.au 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.

Visit https://sjopps.net.au/ and www.clcvolunteers.net.au for more volunteering opportunities in the Community Legal Centre sector.

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