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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.


 

2019 graduate development program

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Graduate program

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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. Click here to access 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


Auyeung hencent & day lawyers

internship

Auyeung Hencent & Day Lawyers are currently seeking a self-motivated and diligent undergraduate/PLT student to join our corporate governance and commercial dispute resolution team on a voluntary part-time basis (minimum 2 days per week) at our firm.

Working directly under the Partner and experienced solicitors in this team, you will gain invaluable experiences and insights into our day-to-day practice covering matters such as commercial litigation, business agreements, advice on corporate governance, business sales and purchases, franchising, property transactions, leasing and general commercial advice.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting legal research
  • Drafting legal documents and correspondence
  • Liaising with relevant parties, departments and authorities
  • Providing administrative assistance to solicitors

Please email your CV and covering letter to Ms Wei Fang at wfang@ahdlawyers.com.au. Applications close 18th August 2018


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.


legal aid

internship

Legal Aid NSW's Immigration Outreach Practice invites applications from law graduates and final year law students who are interested in undertaking Practical Legal Training (PLT). The opportunity involves assisting our immigration outreach lawyers. The position will be based in our head office (near Central), with opportunities to attend our immigration advice clinics in Auburn, Fairfield, Blacktown and/ or Bankstown. 

This is an unpaid position. It is a part-time placement, ideally 3 days per week.

Your main responsibilities would include assisting clients to complete immigration forms, legal research, drafting letters, and possibly assisting with casework under the direction of experienced solicitors.

To Apply please provide:

  • A CV
  • A two-page letter addressing the following criteria:
  • Completion of law degree or final year law student
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Experience in an office environment
  • Ability to communicate in plain English

Please email your application to: roxana.zulfacar@legalaid.nsw.gov.au. Applications close 23 August 2018


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"


mars legal

full time position

We are looking for a law graduate to work full-time and transition into a graduate lawyer. 

Mars Legal is a growing firm, and this role is evolving with the growth of the firm. The successful candidate will be carrying out administration support (20%) as well as assisting the principal solicitor in a diverse number of client matters with planning and control of small to medium litigation matters (80%). Mars Legal conducts high volume of work; requiring the successful applicant to be independent, self-motivated, detailed oriented, organised and have the ability to take initiative and work to deadlines.

Key selection criteria:  

  • Completed Bachelor of Laws
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and work well in a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail orientated
  • Proficient in the use of technology

Application closing date: Friday 24 August 2018. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Application instructions: To apply for this position, email your CV, academic transcript (essential) and cover letter to Amjad Samakeh at as@marslegal.com.au. Your cover letter should clearly outline how you match the above criteria.


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.