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Are you a paralegal with a passion for environmental justice? Join us to work on ground-breaking cases and projects that protect nature and communities.

We are seeking a paralegal with 1–3 years’ experience to work with us on all aspects of our case work and projects.The position is a full-time ongoing role (4 days per week will also be considered if the candidate prefers). This position reports to our Senior Specialist Lawyer, Nature Lead. Litigation experience is highly desirable, and an understanding of environmental law and issues is preferred.

Applications close Sunday 16 April 2023 at 11.59pm (AEST).

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Lawyer – First Nations Program

We have an exciting position for a Lawyer (2+ years) to help develop and implement EJA’s program to support First Nations communities in Victoria to care for Country. You will work closely with First Nations individuals, organisations and communities to understand their legal needs and develop strategies to overcome the legal barriers that stop First Nations peoples from exercising their caring for Country rights and obligations.

The issues you will work on may include water management and cultural flows, cultural burning, forest protection, and management and marine protection. You will work within our Justice team alongside the Senior Lawyer in the First Nations program to deliver the project.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lawyers are particularly encouraged to apply.

This is an ongoing full time role, however 4 days per week will be considered.

Applications close Sunday 23 April 2023 at 11.59pm (AEDT).

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Senior Lawyer – Enforcement

Are you looking to use your legal skills to positively impact the lives of thousands of Victorians? We are seeking a lawyer with expertise in enforcement or prosecutions with 5+ years’ post-admission legal experience to work with us to develop and run third party enforcement actions under Victoria’s new pollution laws.

This exciting role will see you work closely with local communities to develop ground-breaking strategic litigation. You will be at the forefront of testing these new laws to bring about genuine environmental change for communities who have borne the health burden of excessive pollution.

The position is full time for 12 months but 4 days per week will be considered for the right candidate. It may then be ongoing, subject to funding. The role reports to the Senior Specialist Lawyer (Justice).

You must be admitted to practice or eligible for admission to practice in Australia. Experience in running enforcement or prosecutions cases is essential. Experience of the WorkCover scheme or third party environmental enforcement in NSW or environmental enforcement under other Victorian schemes would be advantageous. The capacity and willingness to work closely with local communities and NGOs is essential.

Applications close Sunday 23 April 2023 at 11.59pm (AEDT).

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Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Internship Program

Are you interested in the environment and what the law can do to protect it? Come join us to see how we use the law to protect nature, safeguard our climate and work with communities towards a healthy, safe and thriving future.  

EJA are looking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are interested in an internship with us. We are initially offering two internships for law students or recent graduates. Interns will be paid a stipend of $200 per day, and additional accommodation funding may be available for applicants who need to travel a long distance to take up the position.  

There is no deadline for applications, we will consider them as they come in, so please lodge an expression of interest as soon as you are able. 

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Environmental Justice Australia is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQI+ people, and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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