Opportunities to join BGCLS as staff or as a volunteer are available at various times throughout the year, dependent on funding and availability.
Family Violence Lawyer-Ballarat Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (BGCLS) is offering a rewarding opportunity for full time (38 hours) Family Violence Lawyer to provide services in Ballarat.
As a Family Violence Lawyer, you will provide high quality advice, casework, community legal education and court representation to clients in the Ballarat region and Family Violence Intervention Order Duty Lawyer Service at Ballarat Magistrates' Court.
This role will be guided by the newly developed Practice Model for the Specialist Family Violence Courts in Victoria. You will be required to provide wholistic legal services to clients impacted by family violence, including both respondents and affected family members. Practice areas in addition to Family Violence include, but are not limited to, tenancy, debt, family law, criminal law, fines, and VOCAT.
This role will work collaboratively with a range of key stakeholders including court staff, police prosecutors, Victoria Legal Aid duty lawyers, private practitioners and support services.
Applicants must complete the Candidate Application Form to be considered. All applications should be sent in PDF format to Lisa Buckland, Executive Officer via email email@example.com
Applications close Wednesday 28th July 2021 at 5.00pm.
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.
We note that our volunteer programs are currently suspended, however 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.
We note that our student placement programs are currently suspended, however if you would like to be considered for student placement, please contact send an email to reception.