Youth Solicitor – Marrickville Legal Centre – NSW

Marrickville Legal Centre (MLC) provide access to justice through the provision of legal services, law reform and community legal education, particularly for people who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

The Youth Legal Service (YLS) provides specialist legal information, advice, assistance and ongoing representation for young people 25 and under, and to youth workers and parents on behalf of young people on a wide range of legal issues. YLS also provides Community Legal Education (CLE) to young people and those who work with young people. The YLS convenes the Youth Justice Coalition, a network of legal and non-legal youth justice agencies. This is a state-wide service.

The position operates under the direction and supervision of the Managing Principal Solicitor. Its primary focus is on delivering legal assistance, CLE, stakeholder engagement, managing internal and external client referrals and assisting with client management for YLS matters undertaken by senior lawyers.

This position is based primarily at MLC’s offices in Marrickville, however work will be undertaken at Burwood Local Court providing a duty lawyer service Thursdays and Sutherland Local Court providing a duty lawyer service on Wednesdays.

This position involves regular travel to outreach locations across metropolitan Sydney to deliver legal advice clinics and CLE, as well as out-of-hours work to supervise evening advice (once weekly) and occasional weekend work in the community.

How to apply

Submit your CV and a cover letter addressing the essential criteria of the job description to Ethical Jobs