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Jobs board

Finding practical work experience while studying is one of the most difficult parts of studying a law degree. The NDSLS Jobs Board provides an easy place to find a variety of opportunities for your professional development.

If you would like to list a job on the NDSLS Jobs Board, please follow the prompts here.


Prosecution Officer (Administrative) Level 3 for a period of 12 months.

 

The ODPP welcomes applications from recent graduates to be included in the Office's Legal Development Program. The program provides valuable experience in NSW criminal prosecutions to talented and enthusiastic individuals who have a desire to succeed and make a difference.

 This is a targeted position for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduate.

  

Positions in the program may be offered at offices at Campbelltown, Dubbo, Gosford, Lismore, Newcastle, Parramatta, Penrith, Sydney CBD, Wagga Wagga and Wollongong, depending on availability and competitive selection.

 The ODPP provides an independent, efficient, fair and just prosecution service for the people of New South Wales. Its vision is to be a dynamic prosecution service recognized for its excellence and leadership.

LEGAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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PROSECUTION OFFICER (ADMINISTRATIVE)

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

 The Legal Development Program provides full-time paid practical legal experience in criminal prosecutions for a period of 12 months offering a salary range of $72,418 - $79,297 per annum. 

Eligibility

 You are eligible to undertake the program if you:

  • Have completed the coursework component of the College of Law's Professional Program (or its equivalent) or would have completed it by 31 December 2019.

  • Are currently undertaking or have not yet started the work experience component of the College of Law's Professional Program (or its equivalent). Applications will also be accepted from graduates who completed the work experience component after 1st January 2019.

Applications should consist of your resume [maximum 3 pages] noting your relevant skills and experience and a cover letter [maximum 2 pages] addressing

  • how you meet the capabilities of the role

  • details of your eligibility for the program under the above criteria

  • your date of admission or expected date of admission as a solicitor

  • the offices you would only accept a position at, if offered

  • Include your academic transcript (if available).

  • your claim and suitability for the program by answering these two targeted questions:

  1. Outline your interest in the practice of criminal law and the function of the ODPP

  2. Provide examples of your proven ability to provide administrative support, meet deadlines, communicate effectively and work co-operatively within a professional team

 

Applying for the position

 All applications must be made via the www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website (job reference 00007BN4) and applicants must follow instructions on preparing and submitting an application.  Applications sent directly to HR will not be accepted

 Closing date: Monday 7th October 2019 (Midnight)
Inquiries in relation to this recruitment should be directed to
: Alexandra Smith – Recruitment Business Partner (02) 8268 2693


Prosecution Officer (Administrative) Level 3 for a period of 12 months.

 The ODPP welcomes applications from recent graduates to be included in the Office's Legal Development Program. The program provides valuable experience in NSW criminal prosecutions to talented and enthusiastic individuals who have a desire to succeed and make a difference.

 Positions in the program may be offered at offices at Campbelltown, Dubbo, Gosford, Lismore, Newcastle, Parramatta, Penrith, Sydney CBD, Wagga Wagga and Wollongong, depending on availability and competitive selection.

The ODPP provides an independent, efficient, fair and just prosecution service for the people of New South Wales. Its vision is to be a dynamic prosecution service recognized for its excellence and leadership.

LEGAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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PROSECUTION OFFICER (ADMINISTRATIVE)

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

The Legal Development Program provides full-time paid practical legal experience in criminal prosecutions for a period of 12 months offering a salary range of $72,418 - $79,297 per annum. 

Eligibility

 You are eligible to undertake the program if you:

  • Have completed the coursework component of the College of Law's Professional Program (or its equivalent) or would have completed it by 31 December 2019.

  • Are currently undertaking or have not yet started the work experience component of the College of Law's Professional Program (or its equivalent). Applications will also be accepted from graduates who completed the work experience component after 1st January 2019.

Applications should consist of your resume [maximum 3 pages] noting your relevant skills and experience and a cover letter [maximum 2 pages] addressing

  • how you meet the capabilities of the role

  • details of your eligibility for the program under the above criteria

  • your date of admission or expected date of admission as a solicitor

  • the offices you would only accept a position at, if offered

  • Include your academic transcript (if available).

  • your claim and suitability for the program by answering these two targeted questions:

  1. Outline your interest in the practice of criminal law and the function of the ODPP

  2. Provide examples of your proven ability to provide administrative support, meet deadlines, communicate effectively and work co-operatively within a professional team

 

Applying for the position

 All applications must be made via the www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website (job reference 00007BN4) and applicants must follow instructions on preparing and submitting an application.  Applications sent directly to HR will not be accepted

 Closing date: Monday 7th October 2019 (Midnight)

Inquiries in relation to this recruitment should be directed to
: Alexandra Smith – Recruitment Business Partner (02) 8268 2693


Clerkship program

Our next clerkship program is for a 4 week period commencing on 25 November 2019 and is open to all current law students, but priority will be given to penultimate year law students. We aim to have an intake of between 3 to 5 students for our program. Our clerks will be able to experience “first hand” what it means to work in a specialised legal practice at the cutting edge of property law.

The clerkship program has 3 main components:

1. Providing an opportunity to “shadow” our legal staff, both senior and junior, including attending client meetings, taking part in telephone conferences and being involved in negotiations with other law firms, all as a Massons team member

LAW CLERK POSITIONS

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PROPERTY LAW

Massons

2. Formal training for the skills you might need to transition from a law student to having a legal position in a private practice law firm, including risk management, delegation and teams, client relationships, business development, financial management, negotiation and drafting skills

3. “On the job training” where you will have the opportunity to assist in preparing draft documents, undertaking legal research and in progressing transactions involving complex commercial property assets.

We pride ourselves on providing a high level of mentoring and development feedback throughout the program. Even if you do not continue with a career in property law, you will develop and grow as a result of your time with us. If you are interested in achieving a placement in the Massons formal clerkship program, you will need to ideally:

̶ be a penultimate law student

̶ be available for the full clerkship period

̶ be highly intelligent and driven, with a minimum distinction average

̶ have a demonstrated capability to work under pressure, prioritise and deliver work with a high level of accuracy

̶ demonstrate maturity and a positive attitude ̶ have a desire to have a career in property law

For more information on how to apply and about Masson’s clerkship program please click the “learn more” button to the left.


LAW CLERK POSITIONS

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

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BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

ERA Legal

ERA Legal is a commercial law firm with a focus on insolvency, commercial litigation and building & construction matters.

We are seeking 2 x highly motivated 2nd or 3rd year law students to join our team in Sydney. One to join our commercial litigation team and one to join our building and construction team.

The successful applicants must be current law students and will preferably be able to work full-time, but we will consider applicants who can work a minimum of 4 days full days per week (this is an essential criteria, so please do not apply if your timetable does not permit you to work a minimum of 4 full days per week).  During semester breaks you will be required to work full time.  We will accommodate reasonable study leave.    

Specific activities include:

  • Email, file and diary management;

  • Drafting correspondence;

  • Research;

  • Preparing briefs;

  • Interviewing witness taking witness statements, drafting affidavits; and

  • Attending court to observe and take notes of cases.

Interested candidates

While previous experience in a law firm is not required to be considered for this role, you need to:

  • Be a current law student with at least 3 full semesters remaining before graduation. This is not a graduate or PLT position.

  • Have a thirst for knowledge and the development of your career.

  • Be proactive and assertive.

  • Have initiative and always be looking for ways to contribute.

  • Take ownership of your role to ensure whatever the task, the job gets done.

  • Be able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure.

If this is you, then please forward your CV and a covering letter, letting us know how you meet the requirements for the role and why you would love to have this job to law@eralegal.com.au

While all applications will be reviewed, only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted.

Further information about our firm can be found on our website www.eralegal.com.au 


Practical Legal Training Placement –

Public Interest Law, Sydney

Justice Connect

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 3-5 days per week for a minimum of 50 days with a July 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.

Further Information: https://justiceconnect.org.au/get-involved/practical-legal-training/


PLT Placement - Charity and Human Services

Benevolent Society

Employment type: volunteer

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 or August 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 volunteer-based and 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.

Ad Expiration Date:

Email: elaine.leong@benevolent.org.au


Law graduate/

Solicitor

HERRO SOLICITORS

Herro Solicitors is a boutique Sydney CBD law firm.  We practice in the areas of property law, litigation, dispute resolution (in particular mediation) and commercial law.

 ABOUT THE ROLE

As our firm continues to grow and we have more client demand than we have capacity to meet, we are seeking an law graduate or solicitor (with up to at 3 years post admission experience) to join our team.

WE OFFER YOU:

• A very competitive "top tier" salary package (based upon your experience) with incentives/profit share and bonuses.

• Career progression and annual performance reviews.

• An inclusive and supportive team environment.

• Cutting edge technology to assist you in your work.

• A sensible work/life balance.

•  Mentoring by Principal Solicitor

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Excellent character– honesty, integrity and sincerity are essential personal characteristics.

  • Excellent academic results (distinction or high credit average preferred)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail

 

Time frame for commencement of employment

•   We are making offers now for either immediate start or a later start date can be agreed.

HOW TO APPLY

If this sounds like what you have been looking for, please forward your application to Mr Anthony Herro, Principal Solicitor, Herro Solicitors atcareers@herro.com.au including the following:

  • Covering letter addressing each of the Selection Criteria;

  • Resume/CV including contact details for 3 referees; and

  • Academic Transcript

Reference Code AH/SOL/2018

If you have any further questions regarding this opportunity, please telephone Anthony on a confidential basis on 02 9247 0100 (business hours) or on 0418 407 418 (after hours or weekends)


plt placement

self representation service sydney

Our Sydney office is currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our Self Representation Service. As a PLT student with this service, you will develop practical and procedural legal experience and skills across various practice areas.

We have a place for a student to start in October 2018. You'll work at least 2-3 days per week, with a preference for Thursday and Friday, for at least 60 days. We consider applications on a rolling basis.

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

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 – Self Representation Service” in the email subject line.


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part-time paralegal position

Sydney diocesan secretariat

The Sydney Diocesan Secretariat of the Anglican Church is currently looking for a 2-3 day/week paralegal - probably 4th/5th year combined law student with Christian commitment. For more information, see the attached flyers


junior legal assistant

Aussie immigration services

Aussie Immigration Services is a migration agency conveniently located next to the Parramatta Westfield Shopping Town. We are currently seeking a junior legal assistant.  https://au.indeed.com/Junior-Legal-Assistant-jobs-in-Sydney-NSW?vjk=8c0fd52d44710ab7

Duties involve:

- Research on Australian immigration law & policy to assist with visa applications

- Proofreading and editing documents and statements

- Drafting letters, emails and appeals to various parties, such as the Department of Home Affairs and the Administrative Appeal Tribunal

Requirements:

- Law student in 2nd year or above

- Strong written communication skills

- Attention to detail

- Ability to produce fast and accurate research

Please send CV describing your research experience at uni and in previous interns/clerkships and employment. The position is available now. Please do not apply if you cannot start immediately.

Availability required: At least 2 days a week


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graduate program

HWL ebsworth lawyers

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers are now accepting applications for their 2019 Law Graduate Program via the Graduate Centre on their website. 


hwl ebsworth

legal secretary

An alumnus of the School Tihana Mandic has informed us that position has become available in the Wealth, Tax and Estate Planning team at HWL Ebsworth.  It is for the position of legal secretary however with the opportunity to progress into a solicitor role following admission.  The role includes secretarial duties but extends to assisting with the preparation of estate planning, probate and estate litigation documents and attendance at meetings, with training provided by myself and my colleagues.  This could be a good opportunity for a student to gain some experience while at uni and get a foot in the door. Anyone who may be interested should email through their CV and academic transcript to: tmandic@hwle.com.au


marrickville legal centre

volunteer

Marrickville Legal Centre could not provide accessible legal services to the community without the assistance of our wonderful team of volunteers. While the work can be challenging, it is highly rewarding, and a way for solicitors, students, seconded court support workers and others to provide a valuable contribution to the community.

Marrickville Legal Centre has a Practical Legal Training (PLT) program, in which students are supervised by solicitors and develop important skills prior to admission as a lawyer in New South Wales.

PLT students assist with client intake, give legal information and referral, assist with casework, and perform other administrative tasks in a community legal setting.


readinow

full time position

An exceptional opportunity has arisen at ReadiNow for a paralegal to join ReadiNow’s in-house legal team based in Sydney. This is a diverse role that will include: drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements in support of the Australian region sales activity, including software, services agreements, resolving commercial disputes.

 

What it takes:

  • Qualified paralegal with at least 1+ years of experience - Software &/or IT experience is an advantage

  • You will have a strong record and have gained experience from working in a law firm and/or in-house within a corporate environment.

  • You will be enthusiastic, hard working, enjoy working in a team environment and confident working with lawyers and other professional colleagues.

  • You will have the ability to learn quickly and positively contribute to the team upon your start.

  • Building strong working relationships with various lines of business and putting yourself in the shoes of those you are advising, to understand the complexities of a multi-faceted business, are important parts of the role.


hiways lawyers

full time position

Hiways Lawyers is a young, growing law firm based in the Melbourne CBD. 

We are currently looking to have 1-2 PLT students to joint our busy Family Law team. You will be working directly under a Senior Family Lawyer, with the opportunity to do lots drafting, legal research, practical training such as attending to Court with solicitors, filing/viewing of documents at the Court, participate in mediation and negotiations. 

We are looking to recruit a junior/graduate lawyer in the near future, and the successful candidate will be assessed based on his/her overall performance during part time work as a PLT student. 

Please email Complete resume/CV together with copy of academic transcript to: anni.hu@hiwayslaw.com.au

** Please note that the PLT placement will be an unpaid position


sun lawyers

voluntary position

Sun Lawyers is a fast growing general law firm located at Sydney CBD.

The firm covers wide areas of law including property conveyancing, family, criminal, commercial law as well as immigration. 

Duties may include but not limited to the followings: Drafting of legal documents and letters, Filing documents into court, liaison with different parties, general administrative works 

We are recruiting one energetic and ambitious law student who wants to complete his/her PLT placement. To be successful, a candidate must be:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Mandarin (desirable)

  • Possessing a strong passion in law

  • Good at problem solving

  • Highly initiative and positive in working attitude

  • Well organised, with strong analytical and reasoning ability

  • Attentive to details and enjoy hard working

  • Friendly and patient to clients

  • A team player

(Note: this is a voluntary position)

How to apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter and academic transcripts to jane.wang@sunlaws.com 


edwards family lawyers

internship

Edwards Family Lawyers is a boutique Family Law firm in North Sydney with a PLT placement opportunity. Your role will be to support legal and admin staff by way of answering phones, indexing, filing, emailing invoices/receipts, setting up the boardroom for appointments, research, assisting at Court and generally assisting where needed. 

North Sydney PLT opportunity to start asap

Edwards Family Lawyers is a boutique Family Law firm in North Sydney with a PLT placement opportunity. Your role will be to support legal and admin staff by way of answering phones, indexing, filing, emailing invoices/receipts, setting up the boardroom for appointments, research, assisting at Court and generally assisting where needed.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to frances@edwardsfamilylawyers.com.au with the subject line "Application for PLT Placement"


redfern legal centre

volunteer

Volunteer Legal Assistants will build skills in casework file maintenance, public contact, assisting people in crisis and client interviewing. Legal Assistants will also increase their knowledge of referral services and the practical application and constraints of the law.

Volunteer Legal Assistants work one four-hour shift per week for a minimum of twelve months. Shifts are Monday to Thursday 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm or Friday 9am-1pm or 2pm-5pm.

Legal Assistants must attend a compulsory training session at Redfern Legal Centre.

Duties:

1. Legal Information and Referral

Legal Assistants staff the front office and respond to the requests of the public, clients and RLC staff. Legal Assistants provide legal information and referrals to other organisations. Legal Assistants may be required to provide non-legal referrals and assistance such as help filling in forms.

2. Client Intake and Interviewing

Legal Assistants will ascertain the nature of enquiries, interview the client in preparation for their solicitor interview and create client appointments.

3. Casework Follow-up

Legal Assistants draft letters and documents, contact clients, other solicitors, courts, government and community agencies and conduct research to support ongoing casework.

4. Additional Duties

Legal Assistants help with administrative reception work including answering phones, delivering and collecting files and documents, faxing, photocopying, filing and maintaining legal information supplies.


environmental defenders office

volunteer

EDO NSW is seeking applications from PLT students looking to complete the practical component of their course while volunteering at an environmental NGO.

EDO NSW is a community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law. PLT students at EDO NSW are exposed to a broad range of work, including:

Undertaking legal research for matters concerning biodiversity, climate change, pollution, planning, mining and water law; Assisting in the preparation of court documents and drafting letters and legal advices; Assisting solicitors in case work and litigation in the Land and Environment Court; Engaging in public interest environmental work for a broad scope of clients; Drafting submissions and participating in law reform work; and Assisting solicitors in the preparation of educational materials for the community.

EDO NSW encourages PLT applicants who are looking for a dynamic and interesting experience in environmental law to apply.


department of home affairs

policy officer

We are looking for applications from people that are excited by the opportunity to work as a policy officer for the Department of Home Affairs. These opportunities will be based in Canberra.


legal aid graduate positions

Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 23 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.

ABOUT THE ROLE

  • Provide quality advice, minor assistance and casework service to disadvantaged communities

  • Conduct an effective legal practice.

  • Comply with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertake all related administrative and case management activities.