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:

Programmes Team
Phone: (08) 9324 8649
Email: membership@lawsocietywa.asn.au

Graduates

Law Graduate

Recent Law graduate with legal and business experience

Location: Perth CBD, Perth Metro, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Commercial Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates and Probate Law

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

Former non-practising barrister, Law lecturer and experienced police prosecutor

Location: Perth CBD, Perth Metro, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Consumer Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates and Probate Law

Law Graduate

Mature-age Law graduate with in-house legal experience in oil and gas industry

Location: Perth CBD, Perth Metro, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, Native Title

Law Graduate

Recent Law graduate with clerkship experience

Location: Perth CBD, Perth Metro, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Banking/Finance, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Litigation

Law Graduate

Law graduate with management and language proficiency

Location: Perth CBD, Perth Metro, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property

Law Graduate

Master of Laws graduate with extensive engineering, business and IT experience

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

Law Graduate

Mature-age Law graduate with oil and gas industry experience

Location: Perth CBD, Perth Metro, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Advocacy, Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Environmental 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

1-2 Years PAE

Immigration Lawyer – Rothstein Lawyers

Location: Perth Metro, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Commercial Law, Immigration Law, Wills, Estates and Probate Law

Rothstein Lawyers is currently recruiting an experienced immigration lawyer. In this role you will become part of a close knit team and will manage your own files. You will advise on a wide range of visa subclasses, including protection, family, work and business visas.

2-4 Years PAE, 5+ Years PAE

Managing Lawyer: Albany – Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (Inc)

Location: Regional - South, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Aboriginal and Indigenous Affairs, Criminal Law

An experienced lawyer is required with the ability to provide high quality advice and representation. You will need motivation, energy and a commitment to professional excellence and the ability to communicate courteously with Aboriginal people and stakeholders. You will appear as counsel near daily in the Magistrates and Children’s Courts, and on a less frequent basis in the District and Supreme Courts along with appearing as counsel in jury trials.

5+ Years PAE

Legal Practice Principal Solicitor – Pilbara Community Legal Service Inc.

Location: Regional - North, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Advocacy, Family Law, Wills, Estates and Probate Law

The Legal Practice Principal Solicitor is a leadership role with a focus on social justice and community development. The Centre aims to empower and support the Pilbara community through legal advice, advocacy, education and information.

1-2 Years PAE, 2-5 Years PAE

Junior Lawyer – Casual Work – HKT Legal

Location: Perth CBD, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Litigation

HKT Legal seeks expressions of interest from a junior lawyer with some litigation experience wanting to work on a casual basis to review documents for purposes of a discovery list for complex litigation.

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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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law Student Mentoring Programme

The Law Society and its Indigenous Legal Issues Committee offer a mentoring programme for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander law students from Western Australian universities.

Mentors and mentees are required to participate in a two hour training session with the programme facilitator which focuses on the skills necessary to develop a mentoring relationship.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander law students are encouraged to express their interest in participating in the mentoring programme.

Please complete an Expression of Interest:

  • Mentee – open until Monday, 16 May 2016
  • Mentor – open until Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Junior Practitioner Mentoring Programme

The Law Society offers a rigorous mentoring programme for junior 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.

The mentoring programme is open to any certificated practitioner who:

  • has been admitted to practice for a period of less than five years at December 2016
  • is a financial ordinary member of the Law Society
  • will be able to participate in the programme between July 2016 and March 2017
  • is available to attend a compulsory training workshop at 4.30pm – 6.00pm on Thursday, 26 May 2016

Please complete an Expression of Interest:

  • Mentee – open until Thursday, 19 May 2016
  • Mentor – open until Tuesday, 26 April 2016

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

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

BENEFITS TO MENTEE

  • Make powerful connections and networks
  • 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 junior practitioners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students
  • Assisting junior 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 Monday, 2 May 2016
  • Meet one-to-one with mentee approximately every four weeks from July 2016 to March 2017

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.