Practical Legal Training with us!

25 September 2013
Build your skills and make a difference!

You've finished your degree, and you're nearly ready to head out into the legal world, but there's a final step: Practical Legal Training. With Justice Connect, you can do your training and make a real difference in people's lives. Sharpen your skills while working to help people facing disadvantage and contribute to a cause you are passionate about – access to justice.

It's also a great way to meet new people, gain practical experiences and develop career-related professional skills and networks with a respected and established legal charity. 

Justice Connect regularly recruits PLT students to work in our Melbourne and Sydney Offices with our Not-for-profit Law, Homeless Law, Seniors Law, Self Representation Service and Public Interest Law teams.
 
To be eligible for these positions, you must:
  • Have completed a law degree

  • Be currently completing professional legal education to gain admission to practice (ie. through College of Law, Australian National University or equivalent institution)

  • Undertake a minimum of 60 days of practical legal training at Justice Connect

  • Lawyers will not be considered

Justice Connect’s offices are CBD based. PLT placements are volunteer positions, and hence unpaid. Before making an application we encourage you to read about the work of Justice Connect and our programs. We place PLT students within programs on an as-needed basis. While we attempt to place successful applicants within the program that best suits their area of law interest, we cannot guarantee this will be the case. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are highly encouraged to apply.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately Justice Connect cannot give individual feedback on all applications. Due to the high number of applications Justice Connect received for PLT positions only shortlisted applicants will be notified if they are successful or otherwise.

Positions available:

19 October 2017

PLT Placement – Not-for-Profit Law Service, Melbourne

We currently have positions available to work with our specialist legal service Not-for-profit Law, based in our Melbourne office, 3 days per week (negotiable), starting in November 2017 (start date flexible).

Not-for-profit Law provides free and low-cost legal assistance to not-for-profit community organisations around Australia.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled.

What to expect from your placement: 

PDF iconPLT Placement NFP Law - Melbourne Office - November 2017

PLT Position Description - Not-for-profit Law

PDF iconPLT NFP Law Position Description 2017

How to Apply: 

Applications should comprise of a single Word or PDF document including; a cover letter and CV.
 
Please ensure your cover letter includes:
·  your available start date, your preferred days, the details of your GDLP provider and any relevant experience.

Applications should be emailed to plt.recruitment@justiceconnect.org.au as a single Word or PDF file including “PLT Application - Not for Profit Law Service - Melbourne” in the email subject line.


10 October 2017

PLT Placement – Public Interest Law, Melbourne

Our Melbourne office is currently looking for a PLT to start as soon as possible, working 3 – 5 days per week.

The Public interest Law team makes referrals to barristers and solicitors on behalf of individuals experiencing disadvantage. PLT students are a vital part of our work. Successful applicants will gain valuable and practical generalist experience working alongside experienced lawyers and barristers in the pursuit of social justice.

What to expect from your placement:

PDF iconPLT Placement Public Interest Law Team - Melbourne Office

PLT Position Description - Public Interest Law

PDF iconPLT Public Interest Law Service Position Description

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be open until filled.

How to Apply: 

Applications should comprise of a single Word or PDF document including; a cover letter and CV. 

Please ensure your cover letter includes:
·  your available start date, your preferred days and the details of your GDLP provider.

Applications should be emailed to plt.recruitment@justiceconnect.org.au as a single Word or PDF file including “PLT Application - Public Interest Law - Melbourne” in the email subject line.


10 October 2017

PLT Placement – Homeless Law & Seniors Law Service, Melbourne

Our Melbourne office is currently recruiting PLT students to work with our Homeless Law & Seniors Law Service.
 
PLT students receive on-the-job legal training and supervision, providing valuable experience to set you up for your legal career. The Homeless Law & Seniors Law Service is client focused, as a PLT you will take part in improving the lives of some of our most disadvantaged community members. 
 
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled.
 
We require PLTs to commit to a placement of at least 3 days per week, for a minimum of 50 days. 

What to expect from your placement:

PDF iconPLT Placement Homeless Law and Seniors Law - Melbourne Office - Nov17

PLT Position Description - Homeless Law & Seniors Law: 

PDF iconPLT Homeless and Seniors Law Position Description

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled.

How to Apply: 

Applications should comprise of a single Word or PDF document including; a cover letter and CV.

Please ensure your cover letter includes:
·  your available start date, your preferred days, how many days placement you can commit to and the details of your GDLP provider.

Applications should be emailed to plt.recruitment@justiceconnect.org.au as a single Word or PDF file including “PLT Application – Homeless Law & Seniors Law” in the email subject line.


10 October 2017

PLT Placement – Self Representation Service, Melbourne

Our Melbourne office is currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our Self Representation Service. 

The Self Representation Service is a service providing unrepresented litigants in the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court with discrete legal advice and assistance. As a PLT student with this service, you will develop practical and procedural legal experience and skills across various practice areas.  

We have a places for two or three students to start in November 2017 working 2-4 days per week for a minimum of 60 days. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

What to expect from your placement:

PDF iconPLT Placement Self Rep Service - Melbourne Office

PLT Position Description - Self Representation Service

PDF iconPLT Self Representation Service Position Description

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled.

How to Apply: 

Applications should comprise of a single Word or PDF document including; a cover letter and CV.

Please ensure your cover letter includes:
·  your available start date, your preferred days, details of your GDLP provider, how you think your experience and skills will enable you to perform the duties of the position, what you think are the biggest challenges faced by self represented persons in Australian courts. 

Applications should be emailed to plt.recruitment@justiceconnect.org.au as a single Word or PDF file including “PLT Application - SRS - Melbourne” in the email subject line.