Extinction Rebellion

Legal Support Member

Legal Support Member

By XR Vic Legal Working Group, on 16 August 2021

PurposePurpose: The Legal Working Group provides legal information before, during and after XR actions. We connect arrestees with legal advice and support arrestees through the legal system to campaign for climate justice.
Working GroupXR Vic Legal Working Group
Hours Per Week Hours per week: Hours can range from 2 to 8 hours depending on your enthusiasm and availability.
Contact XRVicLegal@protonmail.com

The nature of the tasks will typically include the following:

  • Educating activists about their legal rights
  • Identifying legal issues and risks when planning actions
  • Undertaking legal research
  • Connecting activists with legal representation
  • Building relationships within the legal industry
  • Identifying and pursuing opportunities for strategic litigation to advance climate justice Eligibility: Applicants from all stages of legal education are welcome. We welcome law students, paralegals and lawyers with an interest in environmental law and activism. No prior legal experience is necessary.