You’ve finished your degree, and you’re nearly ready to start your legal career, 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’re 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.
Our Practical Legal Training (PLT) placements will provide you with practical and procedural legal experience and skills across practice areas. You will work alongside experienced lawyers and be exposed to embedded digital platforms in our legal practices. This will support you in gaining valuable skills and experience in your quest to complete your legal studies.
Important information about the role
Placements are part-time (2-3 days; 13-19.5 hours per week) and successful candidates must commit to a minimum of 50 days.
This position is unpaid.
This role will be based at our Melbourne city office with hybrid working arrangements.
Successful candidates may be required to work 1-2 days per week in our office. We will interview and recruit PLT students on a rolling basis.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will close applications when we have recruited enough PLT students.
As a PLT, you will develop practical and procedural legal experience and skills across practice areas relating to Homeless Law. You will have the opportunity to participate in:
To find success in this role, you should be able to demonstrate the following capabilities:
Eligibility and how to apply:
To be eligible for this position, you must:
Lawyers will not be considered
*Please note that PLT positions are unpaid*
Please upload your resume and a cover letter via Livehire. 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.
We know our team and our organisation is stronger with a diversity of backgrounds and experience, including lived experience of the issues we work on. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of colour, people from culturally and linguistically diverse and refugee backgrounds, people with diverse religious beliefs, gender diverse people, LGBTQIA+ people and people living with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.
Justice Connect is a legal services organisation that assists both people and community organisations with resources, tools and legal help.
We are committed to taking an impact-focused approach, applying research and design principles to develop our products and services to ensure they make a tangible difference for our clients and sector peers.
We deliver services that assist both people and community organisations. Those we assist often struggle to navigate the law, are unable to use the law in their daily lives and experience the impacts of harsh and unjust laws. We aim to prevent and to solve legal problems so that we can prevent the negative impacts on people’s lives and organisations and empower the community to use the law as a force for good.
We regularly have positions available for Practical Legal Training (PLT) Students in both our Melbourne and Sydney Offices. Please note we only accept students that have completed a Bachelor of Law Degree.