During their cadetship, students will work alongside Redfern Legal Centre solicitors, gaining practical legal experience and exposure to clients experiencing disadvantage.
The program is generously supported by Kerry O’Brien and McCullough Robertson Lawyers. The cadet will be paid a stipend of $54.88 per hour to undertake 18 days of employment spread over a mutually agreed period.
The successful candidate will work alongside Redfern Legal Centre solicitors across three areas of our legal practice.
The cadet will gain practical experience working with clients experiencing disadvantage, and join RLC solicitors engaged in advising clients, undertaking casework and policy projects and delivering community legal education.
The cadet will receive:
The program will support the cadet to develop the skills, experience and confidence to achieve their career aspirations in law or a legal practice.
Working across several legal services at RLC, and reporting to the Principal Solicitor, the cadet will work with highly skilled, passionate and creative lawyers with a commitment to advancing the prospective cadet’s legal career through experience, education, mentorship and network building.
The position will offer a unique experience for professional development and put the cadet in a strong position to explore further career opportunities in the legal profession at the conclusion of their employment and studies.
The Cadetship Program is open to First Nations students who are currently undertaking a law degree.
To be eligible to become an RLC cadet, candidates must:
We are looking for applicants who:
RLC strives to create a culturally safe environment for our clients and staff. We are a proud supporter of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
How to apply
To apply please send a resume and a cover letter addressing the above criteria to email@example.com by 5pm, Monday 5 December 2022.
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