Here at RACS, a dedicated group of lawyers and strategic staff work to obtain safety and protection for ordinary people from all over the world.

We have a team of 20+ lawyers, experienced in human rights and migration law, who dedicate themselves to achieving positive outcomes for their clients. Our staff come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, and several have refugee backgrounds themselves.  We are united in our passion to uphold the rights of people seeking asylum and our aim to provide the best possible legal support to people applying for protection. We look forward to welcoming you to the team.

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POSITIONS VACANT


Clinic Solicitor – Contract Position

EOI for a contract position – Clinic Solicitor immediate start to September 2017.

Earlier this year DIBP began sending out letters threatening to cancel people’s bridging visas, stop subsistence financial support and permanently deny them the right to claim asylum in Australia if they did not lodge their applications for protection before November this year. Then, in the last few weeks the goal posts changed again. Peter Dutton has now imposed a new deadline of 1 October for people to lodge their application for protection. RACS is the only specialist legal centre in NSW providing free specialist legal assistance to people seeking asylum. We are working at maximum capacity, weekdays and weekends to meet with the significant number of people needing to lodge their application for protection. Our list of people requiring our services has grown substantially more than the original 2000 as more desperate people are responding to the imposed deadline

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a current MARA & Practising Certificate
  • Must have experience with Clinic
  • Will be based in Randwick but required to work at our Outreach Centres – Auburn, Parramatta & Blacktown
  • Email kerrith.sowden@racs.org.au by first thing on Monday 26th June 2017 expressing your interest and briefly detailing your application assistance experience
  • Immediate start

The Senior Leadership team will then make a decision.

RACS values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from suitably qualified people from ATSI backgrounds and people from CALD and LGBTI communities.

If you have any further questions please contact kerrith.sowden@racs.org.au.