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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently recruiting volunteers for our Rural, Regional and Remote Telephone Service and general volunteers to commence with us in early 2020.

We are seeking applicants who are:

  • undertaking their Practical Legal Training;
  • in their final or penultimate year of university studies;
  • restricted practitioners;
  • retired lawyers; or
  • undertaking a ‘practising in the public interest’ or similar course.

If you wish to be considered for a volunteer placement with us, please apply in writing (by email or completing the online form below) addressing the selection criteria below and providing your resume.

Selection Criteria

  1. eligible application as set out above;
  2. willingness to commit to a minimum of one day per week for six months;
  3. passionate about promoting access to justice for disadvantaged women;
  4. understanding of social justice issues for women, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse women, and those experiencing economic, social and cultural disadvantage and lack of access to legal services;
  5. understanding of cross cultural issues for women experiencing or who have experienced family violence, sexual assault or family breakdown;
  6. understanding of the areas of law relevant to our work, including family violence, sexual assault, family law and discrimination;
  7. high level of oral and written communication skills; and
  8. ability to work in an electronic environment including the use of word processing, email, and web browsing (including legal research sites) tools.
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