Other Opportunities

PLT Placement - public interest advocacy centre

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is seeking a Practical Legal Trainee in their Strategic Litigation team. The role is to commence in early March 2019, for a duration of at least 60 days.

Please see this document for more information. Interested candidates should send their application to jobs@piac.asn.au by 5pm, 25 February 2019.

Graduate role - bay legal

Bay Legal is a multi-disciplinary law practice based in Maroubra Junction with a position open for a graduate or lawyer with 1-2 years post-admission experience. The role will entail assisting other lawyers in the practice, primarily in the areas of estate planning, property transactions and court matters.

The position will suit an intelligent, hardworking individual who is keen to learn fast and add value to the firm and our clients, and seeks exposure to the wide variety of issues and practice techniques that arise in a busy general practice. The office is relaxed, open and modern with a friendly supportive vibe for all staff whilst constantly striving for the highest levels of professional integrity.

To apply for the role, please email a one page letter describing why you would be suitable for this role and your plans for the future, along with your academic transcript and referees’ details including job title and contact information to luke.novak@baylegal.com.au by the closing date of Friday 15 February 2019.

Assistant EditorS - ILA REPORTER

The ILA Reporter is is the official blog of the Australian Branch of the International Law Association (ILA). The blog provides analysis, commentary and discussion on issues in public and private international law which have bearing on Australia and its surrounding region, to wide readership.

The role of Assistant Editor is to support the Editors by commissioning, editing and publishing articles for the Blog. Assistant Editors will be engaged on a voluntary basis and will be required either source and edit at least one article per month, or write one article themselves. The role is a great opportunity for those looking to gain experience in the field of international law with a well-respected non-government organisation.

Candidates will be in their penultimate or final year of a law degree or law masters degree.  They must have taken an international law course during their degree. Strong written communication and legal research skills are essential.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, academic transcript and an example of a written work to the Editors at editor@ilareporter.org.au by 5pm AEST on Sunday 17 February 2019. Please feel free to send any questions to the above address.


BoardRoom are looking for a full-time secretarial assistant to start in February/March 2019.

The position is paid, including payment of GIA training. At least 2 years practical experience with general corporate secretarial duties or in a similar environment is required.

To find out more about this opportunity please contact Alana Penny, Human Resources Manager at alana.penny@boardroomlimited.com.au.


We are looking for four candidates to join our market leading dispute resolution practice in Dubai for six-month internships commencing July, August, September and December 2019. Your role as a junior member of the practice will be to assist with all aspects of the department’s caseload. An internship in our dispute resolution team will expose you to a wide-range of cross-border work, including some of the most complex, challenging and interesting projects and arbitrations in the market. The internship is paid and working days are Sunday - Thursday.

About Us

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a major international law firm, providing business law advice of the highest quality. We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for legal advice where it matters most, wherever in the world that may be. We deliver seamless service across borders, cultures and languages, and Freshfields’ MENA practice is central to this vision. Whatever your area of expertise, this is a place where you can be yourself and really flourish.


Resolving disputes by litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution is a vital part of corporate risk management and strategy. The globalisation of business has resulted in more cross-border disputes requiring high quality and co-ordinated advice. The increased wealth and dynamism of Middle Eastern economies over the last decade has spurred a significant expansion in cross-border investment and trade involving countries in the region. This, in turn, led to a dramatic increase in the number of cross-border disputes involving the Middle East, which in 2009 led the firm to establish a dispute resolution practice based in Dubai.

A significant proportion of the department’s caseload is in the field of international arbitration (a discipline in which the firm has a pre-eminent reputation). However, our thriving dispute resolution practice undertakes a broad range of work, including international arbitration in a myriad of forms, representing clients in litigation before the DIFC courts, undertaking regulatory investigations, managing litigation in courts across the region and advice on a range of commercial issues, including anti-bribery and corruption and international sanctions.

Key Requirements

• Outstanding undergraduate and/or post-graduate qualifications from a reputable university

• English language skills to a business standard is essential

• Arabic language skills to a business standard is desirable but not essential

• Work experience at a leading international law firm is desirable but not essential

• A demonstrable interest in international arbitration would be advantageous


• Your salary will be AED 10,500 per month

• You will be provided with accommodation in a Firm or serviced apartment in Dubai for the duration of your internship

• You will be provided with a return economy class airfare from the nearest port in your home country to Dubai at the start and end of your internship

• The Firm will also meet the costs of your residence visa, work permit and any other licences required to work and live in Dubai

• You will accrue two days of annual leave per month to be used within your six month internship and will be provided with medical insurance for the duration of your internship

Application process

Apply online at https://freshfields.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900000N&tz=GMT%2B04%3A00

Please upload and include all of the following documents as part of your application:

• CV

• Academic transcripts

• Names of two referees (or two written references)

• Personal statement

Application closing date: 22 February 2019


Our Court Programs team is currently recruiting two PLT students to work at our Sydney office.

We have placements to commence in 2019, to work 2 days a week, minimum of 50 days.

You can develop practical and procedural legal experience and skills across various jurisdictions and practice areas.

Further information can be found at https://justiceconnect.org.au/get-involved/practical-legal-training/


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 – Court Programs” in the email subject line.


Integrate Legal are offering a full-time, paid position to graduates. Those interested should send their cover letter, academic transcript and resume to Ms Alex Brown, Practice Manager at Integrate Legal: alex@integratelegal.com. 

For more information on the firm seewww.integratelegal.com

NSW Bar Association Indigenous Law Students Clerkship 2019

The NSW Bar is offering up to four paid clerkship positions to Indigenous law students to see a side of the legal profession that is normally hidden. The program operates like a vacation clerkship at solicitor firms and places emphasis on the tasks undertaken by barristers and judges. 

This opportunity would be particularly suited tho those who are in the penultimate or final year of law studies. Applications close Fri 23 November 2018. For more information, see this document.

Affinity Migration Group Internship

Affinity Migration Group is a boutique migration firm based in Sydney’s CBD. The two Founders of Affinity Migration are migrants themselves, therefore, we truly believe migrants have the ability to enrich countries globally. Affinity Migration specialises in Employer Sponsored Visas, Skilled Visas, Humanitarian/Refugee Visas and Partner Visas.

We are currently offering an internship to someone who is passionate about or has a genuine interest in Migration Law. The role will begin as an internship, however we do have plans to retain the right candidate as a permanent staff in the future.

The tasks and duties will include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Legal research and presentations

  • Client interviews

  • Drafting legal documents

  • Case work and administration

Full training will be provided. We believe the biggest benefit of working with Affinity Migration is the personal reward you get from seeing how your work has directly impacted someone’s life and the gratitude they have at being able to call Australia home.

We would love to hear from you, so please email your Resume to people@affinitymigration.com.au.  


Solicitor - Graduate program

We are looking for bright, hardworking newly admitted solicitors to join our two-year rotational Graduate Program working as a legal practitioner in two practice areas in our Criminal, Family and Civil Law Divisions.   


• 2 x Mainstream placements
• 2 x Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified placements
• 1 x Culturally and Linguistically Diverse placement (CALD)


Mainstream placements
- A distinction grade average in a LLB (or equivalent law qualification) from an accredited body. In the pre-screening questions you will need to specify your GPA or WAM in order for your application to be considered.
- Eligible to hold a current NSW Practising Certificate by the commencement of the roles in early March 2019
- Have less than 12 months post admission legal work experience.

For more information on non-mainstream placements (Aboriginal, CALD), see here.

Practical Legal Training / Volunteer Legal Intern

North Shore Lawyers is currently looking for Practical Legal Training (PLT) or Volunteer legal intern to assist our senior solicitors and partners in a board range of legal work including conveyancing, commercial, dispute and litigation.

This is unpaid position. Both part-time and full-time are accepted. Our team members are happy to assist you both in your study and in your career development.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Strong written and verbal communication 

  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills

  • Team player with energy, flexibility and integrity

  • Highly developed legal research skills

 How to Apply:

Please send an email to email@northshorelawyers.com.au indicating which days of the week you are available attached with a covering letter and CV.

stepping into paid internships 

Stepping Into is a paid internship program designed specifically for students with disability. Students benefit significantly through gaining experience of the job application and interview process, developing a network of contacts within a professional organisation, gaining valuable paid work experience which they can include on their resumes, and having the opportunity to showcase their skills and knowledge. Previous placements have been with organisations such as Commonwealth Bank Australia, BHP Billiton, PwC, Department of Agriculture and Department of Education. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Open to people with all disability types (including mental health conditions, intellectual disabilities and sensory impairments). Applicants must be in their final or penultimate year of a relevant degree, and should be registered with Disability Services at their university.