Other Opportunities

summer clerk - dept of communities and justice

The Department of Communities and Justice is offering a 2019-2020 Summer Clerkship program.

We welcome applications from penultimate and final year students that are undertaking a law degree.

Further information is included here: https://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/justicepolicy/Pages/lpclrd/lpclrd_clerkship.aspx

Applications are currently open, and close on 4 September 2019. The Summer Clerkship Program runs for 8 weeks (full-time) over the months of November - January.

plt placement - network ten

Network Ten is seeking an unpaid legal intern to join our legal team who is available at least 2 days per week for a practical legal training placement.  We are accommodating of university assignments and exams timetables. The role would ideally suit a media law student in their penultimate or final year of study looking to gain experience with an in-house legal team in the media industry to satisfy the required quota of practical legal training. After the requisite PLT days have been completed, there is potential for the role to convert into a paid paralegal role.

The role will assist our team in a range of commercial, programming, I.T., digital and operations matters involving contract review and negotiation, legal research, precedent development and providing advice and support to the business.

For more information on the role and how to apply, please consult this document.

PLt placement - mercantile legal

Mercantile Legal is a small commercial law firm situated in the CBD with a vacancy for a PLT student. The position is ideally suited to a law graduate who is looking to complete their 75 days work experience on a volunteer basis, and will include training and an opportunity to experience matters on different levels.

Please note this is an unpaid position, however there are opportunities within the firm for the right person to continue on in a paid position after the PLT placement. A candidate with the right attitude and work ethic is what we are looking for.

If you have an interest in commercial law and in joining our team, please apply with cover letter, CV and Academic Transcript via email to clare.corbett@mercantilelegal.com.au.


Applications are invited for the position of Judicial Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Honourable T F Bathurst AC. The position is to commence in late January 2020.

Information regarding the role and the application process can be found in this document.

Intern/PLT Opportunity - Harris Gómez Group

Harris Gómez Group, a common law Latin American legal and business advisory firm with offices in Chile, Colombia and Australia, is currently looking for an intern to join us in the move to our new Sydney office located in the CBD. 

The position would ideally suit a senior Law student, and the ideal candidate would have Spanish language skills, be able to work in both a team-environment and autonomously, and have strong legal-writing and communication skills. The candidate should be presentable, have excellent organisational skills and be a fast-learner. This position, on a voluntary basis, would be ideal for someone looking to complete practice days for the PLT or another internship-based subject, or for any Law student looking to gain insight into an international firm specialising in cross-border issues such as mining and energy, corporate, and mergers and acquisitions. 

The start-date for this position would be early September. Interested applicants are advised to send their resume and covering letter to ltm@hgomezgroup.com prior to COB on 23 August 2019. 

head writer - survive law

Survive Law is a website which publishes articles written by, for and about law students in Australia and New Zealand. On our blog, you'll find plenty of law student anecdotes and tips on careers, studying and well-being.

We are currently looking for a Head Writer to create kooky, hilarious, useful and relatable content for our blog. We’ll be accepting applications from law students studying at Australian universities to take on this exciting role. Applications are welcomed from students throughout Australia, though the role is based in Sydney, NSW so we'd prefer if you were in the same city.

For more information on the role, please consult this link. To apply, email Eric at editor@survivelaw.com with:

  • A brief cover letter, including three interesting facts about you that aren’t on your CV;

  • A CV outlining relevant experience and skills;

  • Three ideas for blog articles, in less than 100 words.

Applications close Friday, 9 August 2019.

Justice Connect PLT Placement –Not-for-Profit Law Service Sydney

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.

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.

Applications should be emailed to plt.recruitment@justiceconnect.org.au as a single Word or PDF file including 'PLT Application - Not-for-profit Service - Sydney' in the subject line.

For more info: https://justiceconnect.org.au/get-involved/practical-legal-training/

AUROra project internships - summer 2019/20 Round

The Aurora Internship Program aims to facilitate individual professional development by building career experiences and opportunities in relevant sectors, and to strengthen the capacity of Indigenous sector organisations by attracting and retaining talented Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. 

The Program is pleased to be able to continue to provide financial support via Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Interns in the upcoming summer 2019/10 round - more information can be found at http://auroraproject.com.au/indigenous-applicants.  We continue to focus on supporting both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and graduates via internships as pathways to jobs in the sector.

We welcome students and graduates with academic backgrounds in business, education, health science, law, media/communications, some social sciences (including anthropology, archaeology, cultural heritage and environmental management, Indigenous studies, history, human geography and sociology), health science (including psychology and social work) and aim to place candidates at Indigenous sector organisations Australia wide, working in native title, land rights, policy development, health and social welfare, research and social justice.  In addition, we also place Indigenous Interns at a range of Hosts outside of the sector, so long as the placements are relevant to their study and career aspirations, and they can also come from film, music and creative arts, as well as STEM related fields. 

Please see this flyer for more information.

Applications will be open from Monday 5 August through to Friday 30 August.  More information about applying can be accessed via the Aurora website at http://auroraproject.com.au/about-applying-internship.

front desk administrator/receptionist - karras partners lawyers

Karras Partners Lawyers is a prominent specialist family law practice in Double Bay looking for a Front Desk Administrator/Receptionist in a paid, full time capacity.  The successful applicant must be well-presented, well-organised and well spoken, and will need to be able to work 3 or 4 days per week.

Duties include:

·         Answering telephones

·         Banking and post

·         Greeting clients

·         Typing correspondence

·         Maintaining office records

The role would suit recent or current law/management/business students looking to begin a career as a Legal Secretary.

We are a small friendly office looking for a self-motivated applicant, with a mature attitude and who enjoys being part of a good-humoured office team.

Please do not apply if you are seeking short term work only.

Please email your resume/CV to yb@karraslaw.com.au. We would like the applicant to be able to start straight away.

plt placement - women’s legal service nsw

The Women’s Legal Service (WLS) is an independent non-profit organisation with opportunities for students eligible for practical legal training.

Essential skills for the role include sensitivity to social justice and cross-cultural issues faced by women, and understanding of the areas of law dealt with by the WLS including domestic violence, sexual assault, family law and discrimination.

For a comprehensive summary of the role, including information on how to apply, please see this document.

plt placement - Refugee Advice and Casework service (RACS)

The Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) seeks a dedicated person to join its team of committed human rights lawyers as a Practical Legal Trainee (students who hold a law degree and who are undertaking a course for practical admission as a lawyer). There are multiple positions available in our Randwick office and our Outreach Service offices. 

Responsibilities include research, drafting statements, observing and assisting with client appointments, accompanying lawyers to client meetings and DoHA interviews and various other administrative and legal tasks. You will receive on-the-job training and supervision. You will have had previous volunteer experience and be able to demonstrate a commitment to human rights and social justice, an understanding of the issues that affect people seeking asylum, and a capacity to problem-solve. You will have administrative and organisational experience, and have the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders in a confident and a respectful manner. You will also need initiative and a sense of humour. 

In return, we offer you a vibrant and supportive working environment, and a range of experiences in a community legal centre. 

To apply, please email a cover letter setting out your interest in working at RACS, your CV and current availability to Vicky Chen at racsvolunteer@racs.org.au with subject “PLT Application”. Please include how many days per week you can commit to and when you are available to start. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible, as applications will be evaluated upon receipt. For more information please telephone (02) 8317 6500. Applications close on 31 August, 2019.

clerkship program - mccullough robertson

We believe that old ways won’t open new doors – sometimes the same old approach won’t always guarantee the right outcome, and with the ever-changing terrain in our industries, we require strategic thinkers who can apply innovation solutions and open up new opportunities. 

At McR we are looking for law students in their penultimate year of study to join our firm to complete a six week Summer Clerkship Program which provides a pipeline through to our Graduate Program.

Our Clerkship Program – What’s in it for you?

  • Find out what area of law interests you – our program rotates across our legal teams, so that you can get a comprehensive view of what is involved.

  • Personal and professional development program including networking, business development, goal setting, and interview skills.

  • Practical on the job experience to help strengthen your understanding of law concepts and theories you learn at University.

To apply, please follow this link.

Intern/plt placement - pw lawyers

PW Lawyers has a vacancy for an intern or PLT placement student to join the firm as soon as possible. The position is unpaid. To apply, please email your resume and academic transcript to Jason Zhang at j.zhang@pwlawyers.com.au.

graduate program - addisons lawyers

The Addisons Graduate Program (AGP) commences in February each year. As a successful candidate, you will be given the opportunity to complete 2 rotations across the firm within your first 6 months, before being offered a long-term placement. We are looking for people who are passionate and genuine, and who live our core values of Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Trust. In return, you will have the opportunity to commence your legal career in a professional and friendly environment, where high quality learning and client exposure is strongly advocated.

Applications are now open for a 3 February 2020 start date. To apply, please consult this link.

junior administration assistant - gells lawyers

Gells Lawyers is currently looking for a Junior Administration Assistant.

We are a small, energetic and well-respected law firm located in the heart of the Sydney CBD and are looking for the right person to join our team. In a fast paced environment we will support, train and challenge you.

To be considered for this role you must have:

· A friendly, positive and fun attitude

· Excellent communication skills

· Willingness to learn

· At least 6 months administration experience in an office environment, preferably legal.

· Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and some knowledge of Actionstep preferred but not essential.

You will be performing the role of receptionist and general office administration, supporting our senior secretary and her group of lawyers.

Applicant is preferably a university student studying law. This casual position is job shared with another uni student, and currently a three day a week position with possibility of a four day position depending on next semester’s university timetables. Possibility of paralegal training and tasks for an outstanding candidate, with an opportunity for a career.

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to kathrynr@gells.com.au.

employsure graduate program

Employsure’s Graduate Program is now open to applications. For information on the role and to apply, please consult this link.

Justice Connect PLT Placement –Public Interest Law

Our Sydney office is currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our Public Interest Law 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 August start. Position will be advertised until filled.

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

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 - Sydney” in the email subject line.

For more information, please consult this document.

associateship - supreme court of western australia

A number of Associate positions in the Supreme Court of Western Australia are currently open to applications, to begin in 2020. For information on individual positions and how to apply, please consult this document.