PLT Placement - Charity and Human Services

  • The Benevolent Society
  • Jun 26, 2019
Part-time PLT Work Experience Placement

Job Description

The Benevolent Society in-house legal team is seeking passionate and enthusiastic PLT students to work in our Glebe office. The Benevolent Society is Australia’s first charity with a vision of a just society where everyone lives their best life. The Benevolent Society’s work involves supporting children, families, older Australians and carers and people with disability.

As a PLT student, you’ll be supporting the in-house legal team and have exposure to:

  • a broad range of legal work involving contracts, subpoenas, intellectual property, privacy, human rights;
  • our organisation-wide legal education programme and participate in podcasts, webinars and workshops;
  • a broad range of pro bono projects centred around social justice and human rights that we collaborate with our panel law firms; and
  • the in-house pro bono project involving a Sydney inner city health justice collaboration.

The Benevolent Society in-house legal team adopts a rights-based approach to the practice of law.

We are seeking a minimum of 2 placements to commence in July 2019 to work 2 – 3 days per week for a minimum of 3 months. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. These positions are unpaid.

We will assess applications based on skills, experience and level of interest in social and community issues.

How to apply:

Please include in your application a cover letter and your CV. Please address in your cover letter:

  • Available start date
  • Preferred days of work
  • Your area of legal interest
  • What social area you’re passionate about.

Please send your application as one file.

We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability, not disability. If you identity as a person with a different ability, please get in touch.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and NSW Working with Children Check.



Organisation Name

The Benevolent Society

Contact Name

Elaine Leong

Email address

Job Level

Graduate Pre-admission

State / Province / Region

New South Wales