Product Developer

Application closes 30th September 2021.

Position Type: Volunteer (6 - 8 hours/week) | Start Date: ASAP

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The opportunity

Join the powerhouse of Anika Legal!

You will be an integral member of the Product Team, which consists of several lawyers and law students with considerable commercial & consulting experience.

The Product Team are responsible for creating the legal materials that assist our clients and the educational materials that guide law students through the practical process of helping our clients. As part of the team, you can expect to be involved in meaningful & creative work, that has the potential to drastically change how traditional legal services & legal education are delivered.

Why we exist

There is an unmet need for legal assistance

Each year, over 600,000 Australians cannot access the legal assistance they need. And even those who are able to access legal assistance can struggle, with legal services commonly delivered in ways that can be difficult for regular people to understand.

What we do

We provide free, online legal assistance to people who can’t access it

We are a registered charity and social enterprise that envisions a world where everyone can access justice. We work towards our vision by providing free legal assistance to the community through an online platform, which is powered by law students seeking practical legal opportunities through paid university programs.

Learn more about our team, how Anika works, and our organisation.

Key responsibilities

You will get to create the underlying materials that help our clients & law students!

As part of the Product Team, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Researching areas of law to inform our service delivery & product development strategy
  • Creating educational training materials for law students
  • Developing the practical guides & processes for law students to follow when running cases
  • Preparing user-friendly client-facing precedents, including advices & letters

You will report to the Head of Product, Jess Nashed, who is a Graduate at Herbert Smith Freehills.

The role is expected to involve 6-8 hours of work per week, but we support our team members having other commitments and understand flexibility is needed from time to time.

Who are we looking for?

A lawyer / law student who can communicate effectively & design processes to solve problems

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A law degree or will have substantially completed their law degree
  • Practical legal experience from working at a community legal centre or a law firm
  • An ability to tailor written communication to different audiences (and an ability to use Microsoft PowerPoint is not essential but will be highly regarded)
  • An ability to design processes that can be used repeatedly to solve problems
  • A genuine entrepreneurial desire to create & innovate

Please note this is not a technology role and software development skills are not required.

How to apply

Send us your CV and a little bit about yourself

To apply for this role, fill out this form which will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions about yourself. Do not submit your application by email - these will not be considered.

If you have further queries about the role, contact [email protected]

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