Continuing Volunteer Roles


the refugee law project

The Refugee Law Project offers pro bono assistance to unrepresented asylum seekers, principally in the Federal Circuit Court, but also in the Federal Court and the High Court. We have a team of 30 of the most experienced immigration barristers in Sydney, under the patronage of former Governor-General and High Court judge, Sir William Deane. Our volunteer barristers are currently assisted by final year law students from the Australian Catholic University, along with a growing number of graduates from universities national and international. These Volunteer Litigation Assistants, attend callover in the Federal Circuit Court, meet with potential clients, offer our assistance, sign up the client, liaise with them, obtain their documents, and make a recommendation on prospects of success to our team of barristers. If the barrister advises that there are prospects and that she/he will run the case pro bono, the Volunteer assists them with the litigation.

 In 2020 we are looking to recruit a team of around 30 Volunteer Litigation Assistants, including 10 students from universities including the University of Sydney.

We are looking for high achieving, well organised and enthusiastic students. Application should be emailed to Victor Kline, director of the RLP, at vkline@bigpond.com at any time from now until the end of October. Applicants may also be called for an interview with either Kline, the Deputy Director, or one of the Professors from ACU. Although we are recruiting for 2020, there will be a series of three or four two-hour lectures/tutorials held for all Volunteers in November, after exams, probably at the ACU campus in North Sydney. Work will actually start in late November/early December this year and run through to the end of October 2020. It will entail attending the Federal Circuit Court callover on either Thursday morning or Thursday afternoon, either weekly or fortnightly, depending on demand, but all other work will be able to be done remotely.

To apply, please complete this form.


Hearts for arts law committee

We’re looking for some fresh faces to join the Hearts for Arts Law Committee - so whether you’re a young lawyer, a student, an emerging artist, or just interested in supporting Arts Law, we want to hear from you!

For more information and to apply, head to this link and check out this poster.


LEGAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT

The International Social Media Association, Inc. (ISMA) is a global not for profit organisation. ISMA is the global voice of social media law and our mission is to reduce social media risks faced by individuals and businesses through education, harmonisation of global laws and policies, and effective dispute resolution solutions.

The ISMA is looking for Legal Research Assistants to assist as volunteers on two Major Projects for 2019. Volunteers will be assisting as Contributors to the ISMA Publications, and with legal research and law reform submissions. As an ISMA Volunteer, you will also be invited to attend the ISMA Events in 2019.

The role will require 8 hours per week (flexible working hours and days) for 3 months starting immediately. Volunteers will also be able to work remotely.

You will need excellent research and creative legal writing skills, and you should have a keen interest in social media laws both in Australia and on a global scale.

Please email your application and CV to Dale Cohen, ISMA Secretary at info@isma.ngo. Further information about the ISMA can be found at www.isma.ngo.