Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Sep 23, 2021Contract
Placement Season: Summer Dates: 22 November 2021 – 17 December 2021 The ODPP WEPP offers students the opportunity to gain direct experience in criminal law. Students interested in applying for the WEPP must have a genuine interest in criminal law, demonstrate they can work both in a team and autonomously, have highly developed written and oral communication skills and are in at least their second year of a law degree or are completing Practical Legal Training (PLT). The ODPP has the ability to host students in a number of locations including Brisbane, Beenleigh, Cairns, Ipswich, Maroochydore, Rockhampton, Southport, Toowoomba and Townsville. About the WEPP The ODPP WEPP is a four week, full time, unpaid placement. Students will be allocated to a Chamber (work unit either in Brisbane or a regional location) for the duration of their placement. The Program offers students the opportunity to: Experience the professional environment of a busy criminal law practice. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the ODPP and its role and functions within the criminal justice system. Work alongside and learn from some of the most senior and experienced criminal lawyers and barristers in Queensland. Assess their own performance and gain insight into their ‘professional self’. Gain an insight into the preparation of real criminal cases. Be involved in a range of activities – from opening and closing files, preparation for mentions and callovers to accompanying prosecutors to Court. What we look for: Must have a genuine interest in criminal law; Demonstrate you can work in a team and autonomously; Have highly developed written and oral communication skills. To Apply: To apply for the Summer placement, complete the WEPP Application Form and submit along with your current CV (no more than 2 pages), and academic transcript to Naomi Hale email@example.com by COB 23 September 2021 .