Justice Connect PLT Placement – Not for profit Law, Sydney

  • Justice Connect
  • Dec 11, 2018
Part-time PLT Work Experience Placement

Job Description

Justice Connect is a community legal centre, delivering access to justice through pro bono to people experiencing disadvantage and the community organisations that support them.

We currently have positions available to work with our specialist legal service Not-for-profit Law, based in our Sydney CBD office, commencing as soon as possible.

Not-for-profit Law provides free and low-cost legal assistance to not-for-profit community organisations around Australia.

As a PLT student within NFP Law, you will receive training and supervision and will gain experience in working with not-for-profit clients with a broad range of legal needs. You will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • taking instructions from clients (not-for-profit organisations)
  • assisting lawyers to assess enquiries for eligibility
  • drafting legal information resources, letters and referral documents
  • conducting legal research
  • referring matters to Justice Connect member law firms and barristers, and
  • assisting with the preparation of training materials and attending training sessions (where there are suitable training sessions running during the placement).

We are looking for applicants who:

  • have completed or are close to completing the College of Law Practical Legal Training program, or an equivalent program at another institution
  • can volunteer 3 or more days a week, and
  • undertake a minimum of 50 days of practical legal training at Justice Connect.

PLT placements at Justice Connect are unpaid positions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are highly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be assessed on a demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, not-for-profit organisations and the community sector.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled.

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 of 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 - Not-for-profit Law - Sydney' in the subject line.

Organisation Name

Justice Connect

Landline phone

02 8599 2100

Contact Name

Emma Dunphy

Job Level

Graduate Pre-admission

State / Province / Region

New South Wales