Are you a final year law student or law graduate looking to complete your practical legal training in the first half of 2021?
Do you have a demonstrated interest in criminal, family or civil law and a desire to gain more experience in one or more of these practice areas?
Are you passionate about social justice and serving the community?
Then apply to complete your practical work experience hours with Legal Aid WA.
Our Practical Legal Training (PLT) program is for law graduates who are enrolled in a practical legal training course approved by the Legal Practice Board of WA and want to complete the practical work experience component at Legal Aid WA.
Participants in our PLT program will be placed in a division of Legal Aid WA’s Perth office, where they will work under the supervision of an appointed solicitor to complete workplace tasks. Regional placements may also be available on request, however Legal Aid WA will not cover any travel or accommodation costs associated with these placements.
Placements are to commence in the first half of 2021. Hours are flexible and placements may be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis, but must be completed within a maximum period of six months.
To be eligible for our PLT program, you must be a law graduate or a final year law student expecting to complete your qualification by the end of February 2021 at the latest. Applicants who have already been admitted to legal practice will not be accepted.
It is a condition of acceptance to the PLT program that you must be enrolled in an approved PLT course by the time you commence your placement with us. A conflict of interest check will also apply.
The following dates apply to this PLT Program recruitment and selection process:
Applications open: 2 October 2020
Applications close: 1 November 2020 by 5pm.
Applicants are required to submit the following:
- a fully completed online application form (this will automatically generate when you click on the “Apply for Job” button);
- resume (no longer than five pages);
- copy of your academic record; and
- covering letter (no longer than two pages) addressed to;
Legal Practice Development.
Your covering letter should outline your particular interest in working at Legal Aid WA and your relevant skills, qualifications and experience. We are looking for people who can demonstrate a strong and genuine desire to serve the community, a commitment to the type of work that we do, and experience with our client group. Your written communication skills will also be assessed. Refer to the attached document Applying to Legal Aid WA for more information.
Click on the ‘Apply for job’ button. Applications will only be accepted online.
If you are experiencing difficulty applying online, please telephone (08) 9261 6496.
Late applications will not be accepted.
If you have questions about the PLT Program, please contact Katy McDougall on (08) 9261 6439 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note this an opportunity to complete voluntary work experience only and is not a paid position.
Substantive Equality Statement
Legal Aid is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.
All appointments will be subject to satisfactory national police clearance, 100 point identification check and conflict of interest check.
- applying to legal aid wa - plt 2021 .pdf
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