PLT Volunteers - Sycamore Legal Pty Ltd.

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Closing On: Sunday, 23rd September 2018
Category: Legal
Location: NSW
Job Type:
Education: Law Graduate

Job Description:

Sycamore Legal is a boutique law firm focussed on all cross-border legal issues between Australia, Hong Kong and China, ranging from M&A, investment projects, commercial litigations, to family matters and succession law etc.

To cope with the high volume of work arising recently, we are recruiting unpaid and part-time PLT volunteers who can meet the following requirements: -

Good command of Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin), in addition to English, is essential;
A good understanding of, and preferably with some connections (such as family or business ties) with, Hong Kong and/or Mainland China, not only about the law but also history, culture, politics and current affairs etc.
Have completed a law degree or at the final stage of completion. Those with a background in or previous exposure to other disciplines than the law will be highly regarded;

A genuine interest in cross-border legal issues in both jurisdictions, i.e. Australia and Hong Kong/China, and internationally. The position is particularly suitable for overseas students from Hong Kong who plan to return to Hong Kong or to obtain a legal qualification in Hong Kong as well;
Mature, dedicated, hardworking and attentive to details;
Incumbent must be able to commit at least 3 days a week on a full-time basis. However, he may work remotely from home or other locations, so candidates from other states than NSW may also apply;
applicant should preferably be computer savvy, and familiar with all common types of office software.

In Sycamore, PLT volunteers will be fully respected for their knowledge in law and therefore will not be required to undertake tasks unbefitting of their training and semi-lawyer status. Instead, they will be offered opportunities to flex their legal muscles, apply their textbook knowledge to real legal problems, take on and interact with the brightest legal minds from all over the world. Generally, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Undertaking legal research, drafting/negotiating legal documents and correspondences;
  • Liaising/interacting with clients and lawyers in Hong Kong and China;
  • Researching and writing articles on the new development of law in both jurisdictions;
  • Assisting in marketing initiatives;
  • Various general office duties.

Those with outstanding performance and contributions may be rewarded with a gratuitous cash bonus upon satisfactory completion of the PLT. Depending on requirements of client and work, travelling opportunities to Hong Kong/China is also possible.

If you find this is a role for you, please write to our PLT administrator at with a cover letter and CV, addressing the selection criteria above.

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