Wotton & Kearney

Pro Bono Lawyer

Pro Bono Lawyer
Are you looking for an opportunity to align your career in law with your passion for social justice? We are looking for a pro bono Lawyer to join us in either our Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane locations in our dedicated Pro Bono practice.

At a glance

Organisation:

Wotton & Kearney

Type:

Full-time

Location:

various locations, AUS

Job posted:

9 May 2024

Application deadline:

31 May 2024


In this role you will primarily work with partner Leanne Ho who leads our human rights practice, using your skills to make change happen and contribute to a more just society for women and girls, refugees and people seeking asylum, people with a disability, First Nations people and communities, and those hit hardest by climate impacts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertaking research to support law reform advocacy of community legal centres and other pro bono partner organisations.
  • Drafting communications such as community legal education material, articles and blog posts to raise awareness of and amplify the advocacy of our pro bono partner organisations.
  • Coordinating our teams of W+K lawyers and paralegals to undertake the tasks above.
  • Managing relationships with our pro bono partner organisations
  • Championing the work of the human rights practice to encourage lawyers within the firm to become involved in the projects.
  • Coordinate our clinic work across our Australian offices.
  • Represent our firm during secondments with our partner community legal centres.
  • Provide advice and representation across a broad range of pro bono matters.
  • Support and help supervise university students who join the team as part of our pro bono internship program.

The Successful Candidate


We’re keen to see applications from a broad range of people.  We’d love to hear about your:

  • Admitted lawyer with 1+ years PQE and a passion for social justice.
  • Experience of pro bono work and/or work in a community legal centre.
  • Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong legal research and writing skills.
  • Have excellent administrative skills and a love of organising teams for success.
Apply now