Justice Connect PLT Placement – Public Interest Law, Sydney

  • Justice Connect
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 25, 2018
Part-time PLT Work Experience Placement

Job Description

Our Sydney office is currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our Public Interest Law NSW team. As a PLT student with this service, you will develop practical and procedural legal experience and skills across various practice areas.

We are recruiting for a PLT student to work 2-5 days per week for a minimum of 50 days with an early August start. Position will be advertised until filled.

Public Interest Law NSW casework is a central part of Justice Connect’s strategy of delivering access to justice through pro bono legal assistance. The Public Interest Law NSW service makes referrals to barristers and solicitors on behalf of individuals experiencing disadvantage, and organisations that assist them, or where the matter is in the public interest. 

Public Interest Law NSW PLTs will undertake the following: 

  • intake of new telephone enquiries
  • taking information and communicating with clients
  • file management: maintaining accurate client information
  • providing supervised legal information to clients
  • supporting the work of Public Interest Law NSW projects, including communicating with lawyers, case workers, courts/tribunals
  • drafting correspondence and referral memoranda
  • legal research, analysis and problem solving

To be eligible for this position, you must:

  • Have completed your law degree
  • Be currently completing your Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (through College of law or an equivalent institution)
  • be prepared to attend Justice Connect at least two days per week for a minimum of 50 days of practical legal training
  • not yet be admitted to practice

As a PLT student with this service, you will develop practical and procedural legal experience and skills across various practice areas. Applications will be assessed on a demonstrated interest in and commitment to not-for-profit organisations and the community sector.

For more information on what to expect from your placement: https://www.justiceconnect.org.au/get-involved/practical-legal-training/what-expect

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are highly encouraged to apply.

 

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 – Public Interest Law Service - Sydney” in the email subject line.

Organisation Name

Justice Connect

Contact Name

Emma Dunphy

Email address

plt.recruitment@justiceconnect.org.au

Job Level

Graduate Pre-admission

State / Province / Region

New South Wales

Country

Australia