Are you a law graduate looking to complete your practical legal training in the first half of 2022?
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 or across multiple divisions 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 2022. 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 end of 2021. Applicants who have already been admitted to legal practice will not be accepted. A conflict of interest check will also apply.
The following dates apply to this PLT Program recruitment and selection process:
Applications open: 29 October 2021
Applications close: 29 November 2021, 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) addressing the selection criteria outlined in the “How to apply” document attached.
Cover letters should be addressed to Clair Halliday, Solicitor, Early Intervention Services.
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 Clair Halliday on (08) 9261 6584 or email email@example.com.
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.
The Community Care Services Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions apply to all Legal Aid Western Australia worksites. The purpose of these Directions is to put some measures in place to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable populations in Western Australia. To be eligible for appointment you must provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 or are exempt (as defined in the Directions).
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