Justice Connect PLT Placement – Homeless Law and Seniors Law Service, Melbourne

  • Justice Connect
  • Aug 13, 2019
Part-time PLT Work Experience Placement

Job Description

Our Melbourne office is currently recruiting PLT students to work with our Homeless Law and Seniors Law Service. PLT students receive on-the-job legal training and supervision, providing valuable experience to set you up for your legal career.

We are recruiting for PLT students in 2019 and on an ongoing basis. Starting dates will vary. Working a minimum of 3 days per week, for a minimum of 50 days. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Homeless Law and Seniors Law are two dynamic legal teams at Justice Connect delivering access to justice through pro bono. Homeless Law provides legal assistance to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, specialising in tenancy, infringements, guardianship and administration law and credit and debt. Seniors Law is a legal service for older Victorians, specialising in elder abuse and other legal issues associated with ageing.

Through the PLT placement, you will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Intake of new telephone enquiries;
  • taking instructions and communicating with clients;
  • assessing matters for clinic appointments and drafting letters;
  • file management: inputting and maintaining accurate client information and communications;
  • delivering supervised legal information to clients;
  • supporting the work of the lawyers (internal and secondee lawyers) by communicating with lawyers,     
  • case workers and court and tribunal staff, and drafting correspondence and referral memoranda;
  • legal research, analysis and problem solving; and
  • team meetings.

Applications will be assessed on relevant skills and experience as well as a demonstrated interest in and commitment to not-for-profit organisations and the community sector.

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

The Justice Connect Melbourne office is located in the Melbourne CBD. This is an unpaid position.

You must:
Be enrolled in, or have completed College of Law, or its equivalent at a participating university;
Be able to work at least 3 days a week; and
Undertake a minimum of 50 days of practical legal training at Justice Connect.
For information on what to expect from your placement, please go to https://justiceconnect.org.au/get-involved/practical-legal-training/

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 – Homeless Law & Seniors Law” in the email subject line.

Organisation Name

Justice Connect

Contact Name

Emma Dunphy

Email address


Job Level

Graduate Pre-admission

State / Province / Region