TEWLS volunteers make a real difference in the lives of women in the Top End in need of legal assistance.
Sadly, the demand for our services greatly exceeds capacity – but, with the help of our volunteers, more women in need of legal assistance can receive access to justice in times of need.
TEWLS extends heartfelt thanks to all of our volunteers who contribute their time so generously. This volunteering facilitates a high level of expertise, value adds to in-house expertise and ongoing case work, and increases service capacity.
1. Volunteer Solicitors
Each year, TEWLS’ highly skilled volunteer solicitors help to extend our services reach by providing quality legal services to many who would otherwise have nowhere else to go.
TEWLS is reliant on the invaluable contribution volunteers make in order to provide quality legal advice, referrals and assistance to women. As a volunteer with TEWLS, your skills will make a positive difference to the many women who access our service, while being extraordinarily rewarding and beneficial for the development of your professional skills.
TEWLS volunteer solicitors staff an after hours clinic every Wednesday evening, which take place at the TEWLS office between 5:15pm – 6:15pm. Appointments for this clinic are made ahead of time through the TEWLS office and are typically face-to-face. Each appointment is scheduled for 30 minutes, with volunteer solicitors providing one-off legal advice and/or referral services. TEWLS volunteers currently commit to one session per month.
To find out more about legal volunteering at TEWLS, please contact the TEWLS Administration Officer firstname.lastname@example.org (insert hyperlink).
2. Interns and Placements
TEWLS, when capacity allows, accepts applications for internships and/or volunteer placements. With respect to the latter, placements are generally those contributing to a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, but can also be for general experience and exposure to the workings of a community legal centre.
TEWLS accepts applications from students or graduates with a legal background. If you wish to make an expression of interest to volunteer with TEWLS, please email your expression of interest to the TEWLS Managing Solicitor at email@example.com (insert hyperlink).