About the role SUMMARY This position will manage the Tasmanian University Student Association (TUSA) Student Legal Service. Must have at least 3 years post-admission experience within Australia. Experience in Tasmania is highly desirable.Will play a significant role in access to justice for students at the University of Tasmania.Work from the University of Tasmania (TUSA Office) in Hobart, and remotely as part of Youth Law Australia’s national practice.Fixed-term contract with possibility of extension.Most likely part-time but will consider applicants looking for a full-time position, as well as flexibility, secondment and/or job-share. ABOUT THE ROLEThe Solicitor will manage the TUSA Student Legal Service, providing generalist legal adviceand assistance within the service’s terms of reference. The role will include working with theUTAS School of Law to provide clinical legal education experience to law students. The Solicitor will report to and work under the supervision of YLA’s Principal Solicitor andwill work closely with YLA’s Director, fellow solicitors, pro bono solicitors, law studentvolunteers, interns and trainees to provide in-person, online and phone-based legalinformation, advice and assistance. Because YLA’s practice is paperless and delivered viaYLA’s bespoke technology platform, collaboration, support and supervision occurs within anAustralia-wide online network of lawyers and law student volunteers. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for allpositions. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES Provide timely and accurate legal information, advice and assistance in a range of civil, administrative, criminal, and family law contexts.Manage the day-to-day operations of the TUSA Student Legal Service.Support the delivery and supervision of quality legal work experience for a team of UTAS law student volunteers and interns.Help ensure YLA’s legal practice and risk management requirements are met and records are properly maintained.Assist with reporting to funding bodies, partners and the Board.Assist in maintaining and developing relationships with University stakeholders, pro bono providers, legal centres, youth organisations, referral agencies and other professional bodies.Undertake general administrative duties.Such other work as the Board or Management Team may reasonably require. About the organisation Organisation Name : Youth Law Australia YOUTH LAW AUSTRALIA (YLA)YLA is a national, specialist children’s and youth Community Legal Centre. We provide highquality, free and confidential legal assistance services to children, young people and theiradvocates nationally in all areas of the law. YLA aims to enhance children and young people’s access to and engagement with their legalrights; assistance to exercise these rights; and to remedies when these rights are violated.YLA’s objective is to fulfill these aims by providing appropriate and targeted legalinformation, advice, education, representation and advocacy. YLA is an accessible, technology-enabled and highly collaborative service that specialises inpreventing and intervening early in young people’s legal problems and connecting youngpeople with legal solutions. TUSA STUDENT LEGAL SERVICEThe Tasmanian University Student Association (TUSA) is a student-led collective dedicatedto student leadership and the student community. TUSA offers a range of services,equipment, and facilities including: Lobbying and representation on issues to studentsIndependent support and advocacyFinancial support and counsellingSocial connection through our 130+ Clubs and Societies, and Student led events.Great facilities like Clubs & Societies meeting rooms, kitchen and lounge areas equipped with a ping pong table, Wii, and board games.Safe spaces and Women’s Space, Queer Space, and Parenting Rooms YLA is very excited to partner with TUSA to establish an independent legal service to givefree and confidential legal information, advice and assistance to students at the Universityof Tasmania.
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