Careers in Law

Grad-match

Grad-match

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Grad-match is a clearing house service for graduates who have not yet obtained a graduate position. Resumes are placed on the Grad-Match register for three months.

Practitioners wishing to employ graduates can contact the relevant graduates directly.

Note: The Law Society makes no recommendations to either party.

Applying for inclusion on the Grad-Match register

This service is available for Law Society members only.

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Complete the sample CV template, providing your personal details, qualifications and work experience.

Email your completed application to membership@lawsocietywa.asn.au.

Any application not following the above format will not be considered.

If you have lodged your resume with Grad-Match please ensure you advise the Law Society if you accept an offer of employment or if you are no longer available for inclusion on the register.

For further information please contact us on (08) 9324 8692 or membership@lawsocietywa.asn.au.

Graduates

Law Graduate

Law Graduate with an eye for detail seeking employment

Location: Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Construction Law, Consumer Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Dispute Resolution, Family Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property

Law Graduate

Recent Law graduate with interest in commercial and corporate law

Location: Perth CBD, Perth Metro, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Banking/Finance, Commercial Law, Competition and Trade Law, Consumer Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Insolvency & Reconstruction

Law Graduate

Master of Laws graduate with engineering, business and IT experience

Location: Perth CBD, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Competition and Trade Law, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Property Law

Jobs Board

Jobs Board

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List your legal positions on the Law Society’s Jobs Board and connect job seekers with your vacancies.

As an added benefit, firms with over 50% of their fee earners as Law Society members can list their vacant positions for FREE.

To list your position, please complete the application form and return to membership@lawsocietywa.asn.au.

Positions Vacant

Head of Program, Justice

Location: International
Areas of Practice: Government

The Head of Program will manage implementation of day to day activities, provide strategic advice.

Senior Legal Officer

Location: Queensland, Victoria
Areas of Practice: Administrative Law

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal currently has vacancies for Senior Legal Officers in Melbourne and Brisbane. Senior Legal Officer: • Build on your credentials in administrative law • Commonwealth government role based in Perth • Initial 12 month contract / possibility of permanency

Locum Register

Locum Register

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Locum register is a Law Society member service that connects law practices with lawyers available for locum or temporary work. This helps keep law practices operational when employers wish to take a break, professional staff are on leave or at particularly busy times when extra help is needed. For further information please read the Locum Register fact sheet.

To request a locum please complete the Locum Request form or to register as a locum please complete the Locum Application form.

Mentoring Programme

Mentoring Programme

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Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction – John C Crosby

Are you looking for some direction or guidance to take the next step in your career? Are you wanting to share your lessons learnt and give back to the profession? There are great career and social benefits in participating in the mentoring programme – it is a two-way street and you get out of it what you put in.

2017 Mentoring Programme

The Law Society offers a rigorous mentoring programme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students and practitioners in April each year.

Mentors and mentees attend separate workshops to establish an understanding of the responsibilities, benefits and parameters of the mentoring relationship. Matches are carefully selected and the mentoring relationship is monitored by the programme facilitator.

In 2017 the Law Society are offering the mentoring programme to

  • Junior practitioner (less than 5 years experience)
  • Practitioner (more then 5 years experience)
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander law students

Expression of Interests for the 2017 Mentoring Programme have now closed. 

The mentoring programme for practitioners is open to any certificated practitioner who:

  • is a financial ordinary member of the Law Society
  • will be able to participate in the programme between July 2017 and March 2018

This programme receives great feedback each year. Please read our mentees testimonials for more information.

For more information please email advocacy@lawsocietywa.asn.au or call (08) 9324 8600.

BENEFITS TO MENTEE

  • Make potentially long term professional connections
  • Improve communication and interpersonal skills
  • Identify professional development opportunities
  • Set career goals and pathways to achieve success
  • Gain a role model
  • Opportunity to discuss matters openly and in-confidence with senior members of the profession
  • Opportunity to review your CV

BENEFITS TO MENTOR

  • Personal and professional satisfaction
  • Give back to the profession
  • Share your experience
  • Learn from your mentee
  • Be at the forefront of emerging issues for practitioners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students
  • Assisting practitioners/law students with the many challenges and expectations of a career in the law

COMMITMENT OF MENTORS

  • New mentors to attend a training workshop at 4.30pm – 6.00pm on Tuesday, 30 May 2017
  • Meet one-to-one with mentee approximately every four weeks from July 2017 to March 2018

The mentoring programme is proudly sponsored by

Allens
DLA-Piper
Ashurst
Herbert-Smith-Freehills
Clayton-Utz
Jackson-McDonald
Corrs-Chambers-Westgarth
King-Wood-Mallesons
Rural, Regional, Remote Law

Rural, Regional, Remote Law

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Rural, Regional and Remote (RRR) Law is an initiative of the Law Council of Australia. It gives current and aspiring legal practitioners an insight into what life is like in rural, regional and remote Australia by breaking down myths and highlighting the exciting opportunities available across Australia.

It is funded by the Australian Government as part of a broader project on Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers in RRR Areas undertaken by the National Association of Community Legal Centres Inc.

For information, to list a vacancy, or to view jobs available in these locations, please visit rrrlaw.com.au.