Community Lawyer – Refugee and Immigration

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Are you a lawyer looking for meaningful work that will make a real difference to the lives of others? If so, then read on.

Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley is a registered charity providing free legal advice, information and education to meet unmet legal needs in the Wellington and Hutt Valley communities.

We are looking for a part-time lawyer to be part of our Refugee and Immigration Legal Advice Service (RILAS). The primary focus of this role is assisting refugees with their family reunification applications and providing immigration legal advice. You need to be driven and passionate about helping refugees and other vulnerable migrants. You need to have the heart for this position but you also need to be highly disciplined and organised.

You must be strongly committed to working with our team of volunteers, and to supporting and developing volunteers to deliver our services. You should be able to show initiative and in return you will have flexibility in your work.

We are looking for the right fit for our team and are seeking applications from lawyers with all levels and areas of experience, though immigration law experience is a plus. You must be able to commit to working between both our Hutt Valley and Wellington offices.

This is a job for no ordinary lawyer – it is a one of a kind opportunity in a very rewarding work environment. It will be challenging but also very stimulating and fulfilling. If you hear this role calling your name we encourage you to apply.

You can find the Job Description here

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to

Applications close 5pm on Friday 22nd September.

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