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Refugee Legal

Refugee Legal is recruiting for new solicitors to join their legal team in response to escalating demand for legal help, including from people impacted by the crisis in Afghanistan.


Refugee Legal is an independent community legal centre specialising in refugee and immigration law, policy and practice. Refugee Legal has been assisting asylum seekers, refugees and disadvantaged migrants in the community and in detention for over 33 years and has substantial casework experience and expertise. Refugee Legal’s work involves the provision of key legal assistance to people who could not otherwise obtain it due to financial and other forms of distinct disadvantage often related to their cultural or linguistically diverse backgrounds or experiences of torture or trauma. Refugee Legal also conducts extensive law reform, advocacy and education programs.


The solicitor position combines casework, training/teaching of immigration and refugee law, policy and procedure, in addition to general immigration and refugee advice, policy, law reform and advocacy development, and community education/information.

It is anticipated that the position will consist of 75% casework, 10% teaching/training, 10% advice services and 5% policy and other projects. The solicitor will be expected to regularly participate in and supervise Refugee Legal’s weekly Monday Evening Advice Service. As the work at Refugee Legal is varied, a significant degree of flexibility is required.

The role will also include assisting people who are impacted by the current crisis in Afghanistan through our Afghanistan Legal clinic.

A full Position Description that includes Key Selection Criteria is attached below.

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