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Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC)

Posted: 23-02-2010
Contact Name: Leonie Burnham, Coordinator, Inner Branch
Contact Phone: 92854822
Website: http://www.eclc.org.au

About the agency Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) offers free legal assistance from its offices in Box Hill and Boronia during the day, at night and also through various outreach locations across the East, with a priority being given to those who are disadvantaged.

In addition to direct legal services, ECLC also undertakes Community Development activities that empower clients, workers and the general community, raise awareness and provide education through projects and partnerships, workshops, media, events and publications.

ECLC has a small staff team and over 100 volunteers. ECLC is located in the Eastern region of Melbourne and serves the Cities of Whitehorse, Boroondara, Manningham, Maroondah, Knox and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

Volunteers Assist with reception work, information and referrals, including some administrative duties. Most vacancies are limited to legal practictioners and law students.

The position requires attendance at initial training offered by ECLC for all paralegal volunteers and on the job training. Supplement training will be offered as required.

Time commitment - one half day each week - either 9am to 1pm or 1pm to 5pm.

ECLC expects a minimum commitment of six months to any volunteer position with the hope of building an ongoing mutually beneficial relationship with all volunteers

Good computer skills are required.

More information A Vacancies webpage will be created later.

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