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.
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VOLUNTEER LEGAL ASSISTANT
Redfern legal centre
The Redfern Legal Centre is looking for a number of volunteer legal assistants.
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.
Apply via Redfern Legal centre website - https://rlc.org.au/jobs-volunteers/volunteer-legal-assistants
CLASS ACTION PARALEGAL
MAURICE BLACKBURN LAWYERS
Throughout the year, we require the assistance of Paralegals that can work on a contract basis. As a Paralegal in the Class Actions team, your role may include large scale discovery, legal research and writing, bulk data entry and client liaison. Successful candidates for paralegal roles will have superior academic results, be team oriented and will possess excellent communication, organisation and IT skills, with financial skills being an advantage. You can expect to work on large exciting Class Actions in a supportive and close knit team whilst gaining exposure to some of the best Class Actions Lawyers in Australia.
Key Selection Criteria:
- 3rd year of your degree or be near completion of an Australian Law degree.
- You must be available to work 3-5 days working 9:00am – 5:30pm
- Display excellent academics on your Academic Transcript
- Possess a high attention to detail
- Empathy and compassion for our client base
- The ability to work as part of a busy team.
Please note this is an expression of interest only. Maurice Blackburn will make contact with you should any suitable roles become available.
To be considered for a position your application must include your Resume, Cover Letter & Academic Transcript.
If you have any further questions please contact Madeline Durnan, HR Administrator on firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 graduate development program
department of home affairs
department of veterans affairs
Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE Mentoring) connects students and jobseekers with disability with mentors from leading Australian businesses. It gives you an opportunity to develop your skills and confidence in a workplace setting. Previous mentors have come from organisations such as, ANZ Bank, Victoria Police, Bupa, The Attorney Generals Department, and Ashurst.
How it works
You will be paired with an experienced professional who you will meet with six to eight times within a four-month period. The meetings last between one and two hours. You can discuss your career goals and aspirations, and get help to develop a plan for your personal and professional development.
Your Mentor will help you identity and reach your career development goals and build your confidence in a workplace environment. Meetings with your mentor may include:
- Reviewing resume and cover letters
- Mock interviews
- Networking with other professionals
- Building confidence
- Attending events and team meetings.
Apply Now before the end of June to be considered for the Spring 2018 cohort of PACE.
legal development program
office of the director of public prosecutions
The ODPP is a dynamic prosecution service that is recognised for its excellence and leadership. It is the independent prosecuting authority for NSW which acts on behalf of the community. The Legal Development Program meets the practical legal experience requirements needed to apply for a Practising Certificate. As a law graduate, you will gain invaluable experience in the conduct of criminal prosecutions in NSW and be part of a workplace that makes a difference.
What does the program offer?
- Full-time, 35 hours per week paid practical legal experience in criminal prosecutions for a period of up to 12 months
- Experience working with Solicitors and Crown Prosecutors
- On the job training and access to professional development to achieve MCLE points
- Formal feedback, mentoring and informal networking
- Excellent working conditions including flexible work practices
Applications close 1 July 2018