Opportunities to join BGCLS as staff or as a volunteer are available at various times throughout the year, dependent on funding and availability.
Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (BGCLS) is offering an exciting opportunity for a Family Lawyer. BGCLS is seeking a qualified, passionate Lawyer to work in our Ballarat office. This is a full time 38 hours per week 2 years fixed term position. You will work as part of a small team providing clients with relevant timely legal advice, casework and representation. The successful candidate will be both suitably experienced and qualified, possessing the qualifications necessary to practice law in the Federal Jurisdiction. Applicants must demonstrate experience working in the areas of Family Law, Family Violence and generalist civil matters with a minimum 2 years experience. Experience providing duty lawyer services will be highly regarded. Hours of work may be negotiated to allow for working parents, carers or lifestyle requirements. Some flexibility with work hours may be required as various times, dependent on client and organisational needs. Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (BGCLS) is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides free legal advice, casework and community legal education to people who live, work and study in the Grampians Region.
Volunteers are integral to the establishment and maintenance of our service delivery model, which is fundamentally different to the services available elsewhere in the private legal system. Volunteer Solicitors must have a current practising certificate.
If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to reception.
Further Education Student Placement
BGCLS provides a variety of opportunities for university students in various areas of study including Law, Social Work and Criminal Justice.
If you would like to be considered for student placement, please contact send an email to reception.