LAW GRADUATE OPPORTUNITY—PRACTICAL LEGAL TRAINING PLACEMENT

The Environmental Defender’s Office WA (EDOWA) invites dedicated and self-motivated law graduates to apply for its Practical Legal Training placement. This position is unpaid and three days per week. Ideally, candidates will have a demonstrated interest in environmental law or a related field.

As EDOWA has limited resources, this position requires an enthusiastic and diligent individual who is capable of working both independently and as part of a dedicated team.

Our PLT placement provides a unique experience due to EDOWA being Western Australia’s only environmental community legal centre. As a law graduate at EDOWA, you will undertake work that is varied, hands on and challenging in a friendly and vibrant work environment. In particular, you will be responsible for:
• Conducting legal research;
• Drafting advices to clients;
• Preparing and maintaining client files;
• Attending court (Wardens Court, Magistrates Court, Supreme Court) as required;
• Meeting with clients;
• Participating in community outreach seminars and workshops.

By the end of this placement, you will have developed high-level legal skills and be ready to save the world, one tree at a time!

The ideal start date for this placement would be from February 2018.

If you are interested in joining EDOWA’s team, please email your cover letter, CV and academic transcript to Declan Doherty at ddoherty@edowa.org.au by 22 December 2017.