PLT Volunteer Placement - DeLancey Legal

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Closing On: Thursday, 25th April 2019
Category: Legal
Location: VIC
Job Type:
Education: Law Student or Graduate

Job Description:

PLT Standard Format Placement of 75 days. Learn about Family Law, Migration Law, Contract Law, Consumer Law and other areas of general practice and have fun along the way. Become a part of a family with a commitment to work-life balance and well-being. 

The position is full-time (suitable part-time candidates may also be considered). The position  will be based somewhere in either Port Melbourne, the CBD or inner North of Melbourne as we are looking to acquire an office as we are growing and are looking for committed individuals who want to learn and immerse themselves in the law during their PLT placement. Work will include drafting of legal letters, affidavits, initiating applications, submissions and the like. You will be under the direct supervision of the Firm's Directors who will provide guidance, mentoring, and hopefully a lifelong association and friendship. Both directors of the Firm are later lawyers.

One of our practitioners is a Collaborative Practitioner, working in the Family Law space, where we attempt to preserve relationships and resolve client issues by way of an engaging and flexible process in the best interests of children and the parties. Often joint meetings will involve psychologists, accountants or financial advisors, the legal representatives and the parties. 

We are involved in litigation and lots of hands on experience will be gained from a PLT placement with us. As well as the usual legal work, you will have an opportunity to attend Court and Tribunal Appearances gaining essential practical experience in the areas of negotiation and advocacy for your clients. 

This is a PLT position, particularly for the standard format of 75 days. We hope to give PLT students a great start to their legal career and an opportunity to do real 'hands on' experience with the guidance and mentoring needed in what can be a tough industry to get your first gig.

We are based remotely in both Melbourne and Traralgon with virtual offices and outposts in Niddrie, Ringwood and Camberwell. As we grow, we are looking to take on an office or co-working space near the CBD, Port Melbourne or inner north Melbourne area, where we are able to guide and mentor you in a centralised location. 

Please send your resume or curriculum vitae to with a covering letter introducing yourself which includes a submission of why you should be accepted for a PLT placement with us. 

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