Solicitors and barristers

Before you can apply to volunteer at Caxton, you will need to attend one of our information sessions which are held twice a year.

Caxton will advise of the date of the next volunteer information session once it has been confirmed.

Caxton’s continuing success is built on the ongoing support and generosity of its 200+ volunteer lawyers. Many of our volunteers are senior lawyers in busy practices who make their time available for the benefit of our clients. Volunteering at Caxton is not only personally satisfying but also an opportunity to work alongside some of Brisbane’s best legal minds.

Caxton is currently seeking lawyers to volunteer at our evening legal advice sessions. There is a particular need for people with experience advising in employment and family law. Our evening legal advice sessions are:

  • Monday (civil law and criminal law)
  • Tuesday (family law, civil law and criminal law)
  • Wednesday (employment law)
  • Thursday (family law and civil law)

Legal volunteers must:

  • be currently employed in a legal position that provides legal advice (excluding barristers and academics) or have one year experience within the past three years in a position where they have provided legal advice
  • hold a current practising certificate or be eligible to apply for a volunteer practising certificate through the Queensland Law Society.

Barristers and academics must have one year of experience in a legal position within the past three years or have been admitted to the Bar for at least two years.

View the position description here.

Community legal centres throughout the country rely on volunteer contributions to deliver specialised and generalist services. For more information on community legal centres and other volunteer opportunities visit or

 Volunteer authors

Caxton Legal Centre also relies on volunteers to contribute to its publications, particularly the Queensland Law Handbook Online and the Lawyers Practice Manual. If you would like to author or update a chapter in these respected publications, please contact the centre at

All authors of the Lawyers Practice Manual are entitled to a free subscription to the service. The Queensland Law Handbook Online is available for free to the community.

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