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Human Rights Career Series Phil Lynch Director Human Rights Law Resource Centre Ltd (03) 9225 6695.

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1 Human Rights Career Series Phil Lynch Director Human Rights Law Resource Centre Ltd (03)

2 Overview of Career Melbourne Law School Allens Arthur Robinson PILCH Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic 2006-Human Rights Law Resource Centre

3 Allens Arthur Robinson Position  Articled Clerk and Solicitor, Litigation Highlights  Pro Bono Committee  EDVOS  PILCH secondment  Tampa  Accommodation of other interests – NMLS and AI Reflections  Skills and expertise developed in commercial practice are very valuable and relevant to human rights lawyering  Pro bono is increasingly seen not only as an ethical obligation but an opportunity for significant professional development – make your interest and commitment known

4 Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic Position  Coordinator and Principal Solicitor Highlights  Working with outstanding and committed pro bono practitioners  John Mills’ case  Policy and law reform work – Special circumstances list, Electoral Act, Victorian Charter, discrimination guidelines Reflections  Identify opportunities to carve out a niche  Utility of human rights approach to systemic disadvantage  Importance of ‘human rights lawyering’

5 Human Rights Law Resource Centre Position  Executive Director Highlights  Jack Thomas case – Court of Appeal  Prisoner voting case – High Court  Melbourne 13 case – UN WGAD  Charter implementation Reflections  Victorian Charter s 32(1) – we are all human rights lawyers now

6 Further Information Human Rights Law Resource Centre Ltd Level 1, 550 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000 (03)


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