1. Employment status
This position will be a pro bono secondment arrangement between AGS and PIAC. You will be employed directly by AGS (a group within the Attorney-General's Department) and will be reporting to the AGS National Manager Pro Bono Services. You will also attend AGS for training and other events from time-to-time.
2. Position overview
You will work at PIAC advising clients primarily through PIAC's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Program and Homeless Persons' Legal Service (HPLS). You will also have opportunities to undertake related policy development work and strategic litigation.
You will be accountable to PIAC's Principal Solicitor, with day-to-day supervision and mentoring from other Senior Solicitors at PIAC.
Because you will be employed by AGS, certain restrictions will apply to the work you can do at PIAC to avoid conflicts of interest.
3. Major accountabilities
There is some flexibility in the position, and the focus of your work may vary according to your interests and the needs of PIAC. For example, there is scope to work in other practice areas of the strategic litigation team. As a guide, it is expected you will:
4. Training and mentoring
The Graduate/Lawyer will have the opportunity to participate in training and development provided by AGS. The Lawyer will also be able to participate in all training offered to PIAC and HPLS solicitors.
The Graduate/Lawyer will have access to an internal mentor (at PIAC or the AGS) and an external mentor (an Aboriginal or Torres Strait person in the community legal sector).
5. Knowledge, skills and experience