PLT Placement

  • Shire Legal
  • Jul 20, 2020
Part-time PLT Work Experience Placement

Job Description

Shire Legal is seeking a final year law student or law graduate needing to satisfy their Practical Legal Training (PLT) requirements on a voluntary part-time (2-4 days per week) basis.

You will work closely with the Shire Legal team in the following areas of the law - business, litigation, property and wills/estates.  

We are looking for a student who is self-driven and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. You should also possess excellent organisational skills with problem-solving capability.

Your experience may include:

  • Drafting court documents and correspondence;
  • Assisting solicitors with client conferences;
  • File management;
  • Preparation of contracts and agreements;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Undertaking legal research;
  • Drafting articles and blogs; and
  • General administrative tasks.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Superior people skills
  • High levels of professional integrity
  • The ability to manage time effectively
  • Brilliant written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to follow instructions and work independently

In compliance with PLT requirements, your work experience will include:

  • Application of legal knowledge and skills to the resolution of real-life legal problems;
  • Experience of procedures and dynamics commonly found in offices in which legal services are provided;
  • Experience in the process of becoming a professional practitioner of the law including:
    • meeting with clients;
    • drafting documents;
    • legal research; and
    • using a file management system.

If you wish to be considered, please email your CV and transcript to, and include a covering letter explaining why we should consider your application and what you would like to do in your legal career.

We are also happy to hear from students who are not yet ready to complete their PLT requirements, but wish to be considered for a future PLT position with Shire Legal.

Organisation Name

Shire Legal

Landline phone

9526 3444

Contact Name

Melissa Bush

Email address

Street Address

Level 1, 29 Kiora Road, Miranda NSW 2228

Job Level

Law Student

State / Province / Region

New South Wales