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.

Vacation Clerk & Graduate Recruitment Dates 2018

The Law Schools of Curtin, ECU, Murdoch, Notre Dame and UWA have put together recommended recruitment dates for Vacation Clerks and Graduates. In doing so, it is intended that these dates meet the needs of the students and provide some structure for the profession.

Graduates

Law Graduate

Law graduate with experience in commercial litigation and property law

Location: Perth CBD, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Banking/Finance, Competition and Trade Law, Consumer Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Property Law, Wills, Estates and Probate Law

Law Graduate

Bilingual Law graduate with strong commercial background

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

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

Sessional Lecturer and/or Tutor opportunities in Semester 2, 2018

Location: Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Property Law

The School of Law at The University of Notre Dame Australia is seeking expressions of interest from experienced practitioners, lecturers and/or tutors in the areas of Administrative Law (Lecturer), Criminal Law (Tutor) and Property Law (Tutor). These sessional teaching positions would be for Semester 2, 2018. Please forward a covering letter and CV to leah.cammell@nd.edu.au to apply.

5+ Years PAE

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (ALB/ALC) – Practical Legal Training Program

Location: Perth CBD, Western Australia
Areas of Practice: Advocacy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law, Contract Law, Conveyancing, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Reconstruction, Litigation, Property Law, Risk Management

2 years full time fixed term, with potential to extend with 17% university superannuation As PLT Course Coordinator, you will be responsible for developing course material for the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and teaching the program.

2-4 Years PAE, 5+ Years PAE

Family Law Lawyer

Location: Perth Metro
Areas of Practice: Family Law

We are hiring! Anthony R Clarke & Associates are seeking a Family Lawyer with 3 to 5 years post admission experience. An excellent opportunity exists to work in a boutique specialist Law Firm with an Accredited Specialist with over 35 years’ experience in Family Law. The successful applicant will have experience in Family Law with strong technical and people skills, high attention to detail and experience with FilePro. All applications will be treated as confidential. Please forward your application to elsa@anthonyrclarke.com.au

Senior Legal Officer / Manager – Level 6

Location: Western Australia
Areas of Practice: General

The Legal Practice Board is seeking the services of an experienced legal practitioner, to work with the Legal Profession Complaints Committee, who is interested in making a difference and contributing to the highest standards of professional practice in the legal profession.

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.

Mentoring Programme

The Law Society offers a rigorous mentoring programme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students and practitioners in May 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 Law Society offers the mentoring programme to

  • Junior practitioners (less than 5 years experience)
  • Practitioners (more than 5 years experience)
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander law students

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

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

The Law Society is currently seeking expressions of interest for mentors and mentees for the 2018 mentoring programme. If you are interested in participating, please complete and submit an expression of interest form by close of business Friday, 18 May 2018.

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
  • Meet one-to-one with mentee approximately every four weeks
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.