Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre’s volunteer lawyers, law students and administrators help us to provide a much-needed service to our community.
Volunteering in regional communities like Bendigo fosters positive mentoring relationships between students and local practitioners, and promotes opportunities for students to return to practice in the region after graduation. It also provides students with exposure to the community legal sector, underlines the importance of social justice based legal practice, and promotes involvement in pro bono programs.
Tasks may include assisting lawyers at court, legal research, Wednesday night service, office work and administration.
Volunteer lawyers provide advice to members of the public at our Wednesday Night Service or Palliative Care Program. These positions allow you to flex your skills in a diverse range of legal issues, for a broad cross-section of the community.
Volunteering at the Wednesday Night service gives me an opportunity to connect with other practitioners and keep up my experience in areas of law I don’t get the chance to deal with from day to day. Additionally, it is fantastic to be able to assist people who otherwise wouldn’t be in a position to access legal assistance. – Volunteer solicitor.
Wednesday Night Advice Service
The service gives hundreds of community members much needed access to justice every year. Wednesday nights are often booked out weeks in advance. This is an exceptional opportunity for lawyers to contribute meaningfully to one of our most critical community services.
I really, really appreciated that it didn’t cost anything… without that support it would have gone a lot worse than it did. – LCCLC Client Feedback Survey, 2019.
To apply you must:
* Be available one Wednesday evening every 6 to 8 weeks
* Be a admitted to practice in the state of Victoria
- Expand your legal areas of knowledge- a LCCLC coordinator runs the night and is there to support you
- Networking opportunities with other practitioners
- Contribute to your community – our clients face disadvantage and have vulnerabilities
- Nibbles provided
It was good to have someone that I could talk to and I knew I wasn’t going to be charged exorbitant amount of money every time I asked a question. It was mainly being able to go to somebody who knew what they were talking about and feeling confident the information I was going to get would be relevant and helpful. – LCCLC Client Feedback Survey, 2019.
People wishing to become volunteers should be aware that places are highly sought after.
To apply, please click the link below to register your interest and submit your resume:
If you have any queries, please contact our office on (03) 5445 0909 or email email@example.com