Other Opportunities

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 a late May 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.

winter internship - nswlrc

Applications for the NSW Law Reform Commission’s winter internship are now open. The program will run from July to August, and offers students four weeks of paid work supporting the NSWLRC and NSW Sentencing Council.

Further information on the internship be found here, and instructions on how to apply here. Applications close on Tuesday 23 April 2019  at 11:59pm.

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.

Shanghai internship - projects abroad

Through Projects Abroad, students have the opportunity to undertake Shanghai-based internships which will run for a minimum of 4 weeks, with multiple intakes available in 2019 and 2020. The program represents a valuable opportunity for law students to gain highly sought-after experience in the complex and evolving Chinese market. Working directly under the supervision of local legal professionals, students will be exposed to the Chinese civil law system, which strongly reflects the nation's traditions, values and philosophical ideas, with an evident socialist influence.

Working full-time Monday to Friday, students will be integrated into the daily operations of one of numerous specialist firms. Daily tasks will be varied and can include attending client meetings, proofreading documents, helping with court cases, researching legal matters, and reviewing letters and business proposals.

Dealing with a range of clients that operate both domestically and internationally, students will have the opportunity to learn more about Chinese business etiquette and practices while making fantastic contacts and contributing to their host organisation.

For more information and to apply, please consult this link.

Junior legal analyst - lexisnexis

LexisNexis is a global leader in legal information solutions. We operate in the legal software space to enable law firms to optimise their practices. We are looking for an additional law student to join a software development team working on an advanced document automation program. This applicant will act as a conduit between law and technology and be primarily responsible for turning legal forms and precedents into interactive interfaces so that lawyers can generate documents with all the information they need at the click of a button. They will also be required to conduct legal research and liaise with law firm customers to obtain market validation. The opportunity will give a law student unique exposure to legal technologies and coding experience, as well as familiarity with thousands of legal forms, contracts and practice management software. The applicant will also learn the processes involved in conducting matters and managing cases across different practice areas. 

Ideal applicants will be in their first-third year of law. No prior experience in IT or coding is required. While strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail are essential, the most important quality will be the applicant's ability to learn quickly.

The current rate of pay is approximately $28 per hour on a casual basis. The applicant must be available roughly 2 days per week. Applicants are encouraged to take on additional hours over university breaks and are expected to take time off over their examination periods. Applications: Email your CV and academic transcript to Aiby Mathew, aiby.mathew@lexisnexis.com.au. No cover letter is required.

Graduate/ junior lawyer - gilchrist connell

Gilchrist Connell is a specialist Insurance, Dispute Resolution and Workplace Relations & Safety firm, operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.

We have a fantastic career opportunity available within our dynamic Sydney office for a junior practitioner. Our high performing team are committed to excellence for our clients as well as managing your own lifestyle and wellbeing; we have high expectations of our work but also an understanding of when to let your hair down and switch off!

Who are you?

  • Either recently graduated, or up to 2 years' post admission experience;

  • You’ll be career focussed with a history of dedication to your studies and your work, and an interest in specialising in insurance law;

  • Any experience in the insurance industry would be highly regarded, but is not essential.

What do we offer you?

No foosball tables sorry, or ball pits, free sushi/salmonella, etc etc. We’re not into cultural gimmicks. What we do offer:

  • Approachable and friendly Partners, whose extensive industry experience and regular coaching will be crucial in developing lifelong skills for you;

  • Responsibility for and meaning in your work. We’re all at work for the majority of our waking hours. You have to enjoy it;

  • Genuine flexibility to manage your time – please, no hanging around in the office to look like you’re working hard. Be efficient, get your work done, and leave to enjoy your personal life.

  • Boxing classes on Mondays - it’s ok to punch your boss here. You won’t want to though. They’re pretty great.

  • A competitive salary.

If this sounds of interest, follow this link and please be sure to submit:

  • Your CV;

  • A cover letter; and 

  • Your academic transcript.

The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?

  • How many years' experience do you have as a lawyer?

  • Do you hold a current Australian legal practising certificate?

  • What's your expected annual base salary?

  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

day in the life of a criminal lawyer program

Applications are now open for the 2019 Day in the Life of a Criminal Lawyer Program. This initiative pairs law students with criminal lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds. Through the program students have the opportunity to gain a short taste of criminal law and see how it is practiced. Students will meet up with their assigned criminal lawyer, accompany them in Court and discuss their work. 

Application to the program is encouraged for current law students considering a career in criminal law and who want to discover what such a career entails. In previous years we have offered a number of students places on the Program in regional areas so we encourage regional students to apply. Preference will be given to students later in their degree.

To apply for the Program, please complete the application form here. Applications will close at COB on Friday 5 April 2019. Once paired up, the onus will be on the student to contact their assigned lawyer and organise a meet-up at the lawyer’s convenience. 

Law students in NSW are automatically eligible for membership to NSW Young Lawyers. Those interested in the criminal law more broadly are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. For more information about these meetings and the work of the NSW Young Lawyers Criminal Law Committee more broadly see our website here or send us an email.

legal recruitment researcher - mahlab

Opportunity to gain exposure to the legal industry and learn about the career trajectory of legal professionals.

  • Suited to a first to third year law student

  • Fantastic opportunity to learn more about the legal industry

  • Hands-on role, supportive team 

Due to growth, we are looking for a Legal Recruitment Researcher to join our team on a part-time casual basis (1-2 days per week). This role is suited to a law student interested in learning more about the legal market and gain exposure to the industry.
Working closely with our team of Legal Search Consultants, your role will be diverse and include:
• researching the legal market to source candidates for our clients; 
• regularly calling potential candidates for our clients; along with
• drafting advertisements and candidate profiling documentation. 
Mahlab is the pre-eminent specialist legal search firm for legal professionals. Our clients include private law firms, government agencies and high profile corporations. Our clients trust us for our quality of service, professionalism and ethics for their legal recruitment needs. 
Experience gained at Mahlab will be an asset to you. You will gain insights into the legal market and learn more about various career trajectories available to lawyers. These skills and insights will be valuable to you if you plan on applying for a clerkship later in your studies, or if you would like to know more about your future career options as an aspiring lawyer. 

To apply for this position, please prepare a brief covering letter outlining your suitability and send it together with your CV and academic transcript to Bianca at bianca.nikolovski@mahlab.com.au.

Tipstaff to the honourable justice franÇois kunc - supreme court of nsw, equity division

The Honourable Justice Francois Kunc is seeking a tipstaff to commence in late January 2020. The role entails legal research, proof-reading and assisting with the preparation of judgments and generally assisting his Honour in the discharge of his duties both in and out of Court.

Applicants should have strong academic results. Since his Honour sits in the Equity Division, the position would be of particular interest to excellent students who have an interest in and aptitude for the broad range of matters which fall within the equity jurisdiction, including commercial law in all its manifestations, property law, succession and estates etc. In addition, the successful applicant will be closely involved in assisting his Honour in his role as General Editor of The Australian Law Journal. To that end, students whose legal or other studies demonstrate a breadth of intellectual interests and writing ability are encouraged to apply.

The period for applications closes on Sunday, 31 March 2019. Interested students should send their application, comprising a covering letter, curriculum vitae, PDF of their official up-to-date academic transcript, any references and a sample of recent written legal work, to Ms Mary Boneham at mary.boneham@courts.nsw.gov.au. Any questions applicants may have about the position can also be directed to his Honour’s current tipstaff, Mr Charles Light, at charles.light@courts.nsw.gov.au or 9779 7118.

University Scholars Leadership Symposium

The Government of Malaysia and Humanitarian Affairs Asia is looking for 10 Outstanding Student Leaders to attend the 10th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 1 to 7.

We are looking for Student Leaders with the following qualities:

1. Student Leaders who are passionate about social change.
2. Student Leaders who are an active global citizen.
3. Student Leaders who are well-versed in current affairs and appreciate cultural diversity.

The 10th USLS will be our largest gathering of like-minded Young Leaders from more than 100 countries. The electrifying atmosphere at the USLS will ignite your passion for humanity, drive you to step out of your comfort zone, and set your heart on greater causes beyond self-preservation. It will challenge you to live a life as a servant leader with passion, persistence, patience and purpose. More importantly, it will kindle the flame of humanity deep within you.

For more information about this unique global opportunity and the registration fee, please send your enquiries to our Global Partnership Associate, Mr. Alexi Heazle at alexi.heazle@humanitarianaffairs.org or visit our website at www.universityscholars.org.uk.

Students who apply by the priority deadline will receive best consideration for admission to the 10th USLS.

Priority Deadline ends on March 30, 2019

locum receptionist - women’s legal service

Women’s Legal Service NSW is a state-wide specialist service for women specialising in domestic violence, sexual assault, family law, victims support and discrimination. Our office is conveniently located in Western Sydney and we have many generous employment conditions.  

We are seeking a locum receptionist for the period 29 April 2019 to 31 May 2019. Employment beyond this period is not anticipated. The position is 35 hours per week but we can offer some flexibility as to hours and working conditions for the right candidate. 

If you have any queries please contact Helen Campbell; helen.campbell@wlsnsw.org.au. To apply please address these selection criteria and submit to reception@wlsnsw.org.au marked CONFIDENTIAL.


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.