Employment & Volunteers

Our volunteer program is available for law students who are in the second last or last year of completing a law degree (LLB or JD).

How do Volunteers help?

Volunteers play an important role in the work of the Mental Health Law Centre in a number of ways.

Telephone Advice Line – speaking to clients and providing advice under supervision and direction from lawyers

Working on Casework – assisting lawyers with casework files

Legal Research and Policy Work – volunteers can assist the Centre in research for law and policy reform proposals.

All successful applications are provided with Induction and On-site Training.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • As a minimum, be in their second last year of their law degree;
  • Be able to commit to one day/week for a period of at least 6 months;
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Have strong legal research skills.

Please send your resume along with your most recent academic transcript indicating your availability to the Centre by email.

 

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