The Sunshine Youth Clinic is a four-month program for law students and operates in partnership with WEstjustice. The program is delivered at Visy Cares Hub, a co-located youth services centre in Sunshine. Visy Cares Hub is jointly funded by Visy Cares, the Australian Government, the City of Brimbank and the Victorian Government.
The centre provides legal guidance, support and advice to young people in the western region between the ages of 15 and 25 years. The areas of assistance include but are not limited to:
- summary offences
- motor vehicle accidents and other civil matters.
Operating from a professional legal practice, you will work with real clients and issues under the supervision of an experienced lawyer. You'll have the opportunity to interview clients, liaise with police and appear in court, gaining practical experience in the justice system as it relates to individuals and communities.
The program runs three times per year for a four-month period.