Justice Connect PLT Placement

Build Your Skills and Make A Difference With PLT at Justice Connect

With Justice Connect, you can do your training and make a real difference in people's lives. Sharpen your skills while working to help people facing disadvantage and contribute to a cause you are passionate about – access to justice. 

Justice Connect regularly recruits PLT students to work in our Melbourne and Sydney Offices with our Not-for- profit Law, Homeless Law, Seniors Law, Self Representation Service and Public Interest Law Service teams.

To be eligible for this position, you must: 

  • Have completed a law degree 
  • Be currently completing professional legal education to gain admission to practice (ie. through College of Law, Australian National University or equivalent institution) 
  • Undertake a minimum of 50 days of practical legal training at Justice Connect

Justice Connect’s offices are CBD based. PLT placements are volunteer positions, and hence unpaid. Before making an application we encourage you to read about the work of Justice Connect and our programs. We place PLT students within programs on an as-needed basis. While we attempt to place successful applicants within the program that best suits their area of law interest, we cannot guarantee this will be the case. 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A PLT PLACEMENT AT JUSTICE CONNECT

PLT students receive on the job legal training and supervision. Responsibilities include taking instructions from clients (individuals and not-for- profit organisations), assessing matters for referral, legal research, drafting letters, memorandums and briefs, referring matters to lawyers acting pro bono, and follow-up on referred matters.

Students are exposed to a broad range of legal sector participants. There are some limited opportunities to provide legal advice and to conduct substantive casework. You may also assist in policy and law reform work.

Please note that the areas of law covered in a PLT placement vary between our Melbourne and Sydney offices. These are unpaid positions. Justice Connect recognises the importance of professional development, supervision and training for PLT students. We similarly expect professionalism and initiative in our PLT students.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately Justice Connect cannot give individual feedback on all applications. Due to the high number of applications Justice Connect received for PLT positions only shortlisted applicants will be notified if they are successful or otherwise.