A rare opportunity exists for an exceptional lawyer to join the highly successful Homeless Personsâ Legal Clinic (HPLC). The HPLC is a project of the Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH). PILCH is a leading Victorian, not-for-profit organisation which is committed to furthering the public interest, improving access to justice and protecting human rights.
The HPLC provides free legal assistance to, and advocacy on behalf of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. In addition to delivering direct legal services, the HPLC also aims to use the law to promote, protect and realise the human rights of people experiencing homelessness; to redress unfair and unjust treatment of people experiencing homelessness; and to reduce the extent to which homeless people are disadvantaged and marginalised by the law. To these ends, it undertakes extensive law reform work, public policy advocacy and community legal education.
In 2005, the HPLC was conferred with the National Human Rights Law Award in recognition of its outstanding work in protecting and promoting the rights of some of the most marginalised members of the community.
The lawyer will be responsible for contributing to HPLC casework and advocacy, law reform and policy work and the continued development and promotion of the HPLC.ï¿½
Interested applicants should view the position description and selection criteria attached. Applications are due by 18 January 2008 and should be sent to: Executive Director, PILCH, PO Box 13121 Law Courts, Melbourne 8010, or by email to Rachel.email@example.com.
Please direct inquiries about the position to Caroline Adler at PILCH on ph:ï¿½(03) 9225 6680.
6 December 2007