Opportunities


Information For Employers

Interested in reaching out to bright and promising law students? Firms are welcome to send in job listings for us to advertise to our members on this page.

Please provide the following information to our Vice-President (Careers), Melanie Najdovski at vpca@utslss.com with the subject “Opportunities”.

  • Title/position name
  • Description
  • Start date
  • Type of Job Legal/Non-legal/Volunteer
  • Duration/Employment Type (casual, part-time, full time, 6-month internship etc.)
  • Rate of pay
  • Date applications close 
  • Contact details, a URL/web address can be added for further information

Cancer Council NSW

Volunteer Intake Officer, Pro Bono Program  

Cancer Council’s Pro Bono Program is offering volunteer opportunities for students or graduates of law, finance, social work or other related degrees commencing in June 2022.

Cancer Council’s Pro Bono Program provides people affected by cancer with access to free legal, financial, workplace and small business advice if they cannot afford to pay for it. Our national program assists disadvantaged clients with issues arising from a cancer diagnosis to access a range of professional services that they otherwise would not have been able to afford. Volunteer Intake Officers are responsible for contacting clients over the phone to explain how the service works, conduct a means test and unpack their legal, financial, workplace or small business needs. Volunteer Intake Officers are offered the opportunity to develop a range of skills including client interviewing, research, fact investigation and analysis and drafting and gain exposure to a range of legal, financial and workplace issues faced by people affected by cancer.

Start date: Week commencing 6 June 2022  

Applications close: Sunday 22 May 2022  

Find out more and apply here: https://www.cancercouncil.org.au/Volunteers/JP0000036841/

Contact: probono@cancercouncil.org.au

PARALEGAL POSITION AT NOVA ENTERTAINMENT

About The Role

Reporting to the Legal Counsel & Senior Legal Counsel, you will have the opportunity to work across a broad array of legal and commercial matters, providing you with practical, hands-on experience, and fantastic learning and development opportunities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and reporting on legal issues critical to NOVA Entertainment’s business, including privacy law, intellectual property, media law, consumer law and employment law.
  • Reviewing a broad range of commercial agreements (including services agreements, sponsorship and partnership agreements, IP licence agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, talent and artist agreements, advertising services agreements, podcast licence and contributor agreements).
  • Reviewing terms and conditions for trade promotions and competitions.
  • Reviewing advertising materials for compliance with relevant laws.
  • Drafting research notes, agreements, company policies, training materials and correspondence.
  • Assisting with complaints.

About You

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following attributes and skills:

  • An interest in commercial law, and passion for the areas of IP, privacy and data, contracts, broadcast media,
  • consumer law, advertising/marketing and digital transformation.
  • An ability to identify legal, regulatory and commercial risks and propose practical solutions.
  • Strong analytical stills and a willingness to take initiative.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.

Engagement

  • Minimum of 2 days a week, with flexible hours
  • Available immediately
  • This unique opportunity would suit a law student in the penultimate or final year of their legal degree
  • Prior paralegal experience is favourable, but not essential

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter, CV and academic transcript to legal@novaentertainment.com.au by Friday 20 May 2022.

Please see the pdf below for further information.

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LAW CLERK PROGRAM AT FRAGOMEN

Fragomen, the preeminent immigration law firm in Australia, is introducing a Legal Clerkship program and we are looking for enthusiastic, curious and driven law students to participate and learn more about the amazing work we do enabling talent mobility around the world.  

 

We are looking for law students in their penultimate or final year of studies to gain practical experience and exposure to this unique legal practice area in our Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth offices.  

 

  • Duration: 3 weeks in July 2022 (11 – 29 July)
  • Paid Clerkship
  • Opportunities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth 

 

The suitable candidate:

  • Is enrolled in a law degree 
  • Client service orientated
  • Excellent attention to detail, with strong time management skills and self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a broader team
  • Ability to follow process and procedures
  • Strong MS Office skills

 

TO APPLY

If you are interested in joining the Fragomen Legal Clerkship Program, please apply with your CV and a letter of interest via this link and clicking APPLY https://fragomen.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/FragomenCareers/job/AU-Sydney/Legal-Clerkship-2022_REQ-016119 

 

Your letter should tell the story of what motivated you to pursue a legal degree, your career aspirations, and how you think the experience at Fragomen will help you achieve your goals.

 

Applications close 13 May 2022.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS SPECIALIST AT CHECKED

Checked is a venture-backed tech startup, disrupting the identity & background check industry. We work with top companies like Uber, Merivale, Qantas, Mable, JB Hi Fi, Woolworths & Deloitte! 

We are looking to continue to grow within our Customer Success team, and have an opportunity for a Customer Service Specialist to join us – see below for more details.

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Communicating with our customers and clients to provide support across a variety of different channels – via LiveChat, email and phone.
  • Deliver an amazing customer experience to continually “wow” our customers and clients.
  • Listen and respond to customers’ needs and concerns, regarding our product offerings, billing or general enquiries.
  • Responsible for the identification, handling, and escalation of customer issues as required.
  • Dealing with sensitive, and confidential matters regarding individuals employment references, background check results and other details.
  • Liaising with the product and development team to ensure we are constantly evolving.
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes or systems, with full autonomy and resources to support their implementation.
  • Engage with government and other regulatory authorities as required.

Who you are: 

  • Be available to work a minimum of three full days within a week.
  • Passionate about making the world a better place, delivering an outstanding customer service experience.
  • Excellent communication skills – written, spoken, on the phone, and team face-to-face engagements.
  • Balance attention to detail with swift execution – we need to do things quickly, and we need to do them well. Balancing those can be challenging, and this should be a strength.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner when corresponding with applicants and clients.
  • “Hit the ground running” attitude – as we are quite agile you will need to learn quickly to keep up with our momentum.
  • Able to tackle difficult situations head on, and find strategies to overcome challenges.

A few of the awesome perks: 

  • Make a difference: your work will make a real difference to our company and you can put your name to it.
  • Ground floor opportunity: you get to see the inner workings of a startup, how we operate and outpace and outsmart our competitors.
  • You’ll have access to plenty of resources, training and direct exposure to company leadership.
  • Our decked out office is sure to make you feel at home with spacious, unique common areas, stocked kitchen, drinks and refreshing fruit water and beer & cider.
  • A fully stocked kitchen with breakfast, juice bar, drinks, unlimited snacks and fresh fruit every day to stay fuelled.
  • Our team and the broader community hold weekly events including networking, happy hours, classes and workshops – plus we provide free breakfast every Monday.

How to apply: 

Applications close on 29 April 2022. 

To apply:

Complete our simple online application form here: apply.workable.com/checked/j/4989335B6D

  • Include a short covering letter, detailing what experience you have that would contribute to this role.
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LEGAL OFFICER ROLES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS

What are the jobs?

As a Legal Officer in the Legislation Branch, you will work as part of an exciting, high performing team to deliver legislative outcomes to support policy initiatives in the Home Affairs portfolio—which are often high profile and time sensitive. You will also regularly work with colleagues from across the Department and APS to deliver these outcomes.

In these roles, you will be required to prepare explanatory materials for legislative amendments. You will need to have excellent writing skills and a fine attention to detail, as this involves explaining complex legislative mechanisms in plain English.

If your work involves Bills, you may need to attend Parliament to provide support to the Minister during debate. You may also be required to contribute to drafting legislative and non-legislative instruments, as part of the Branch’s in-house drafting service.

Some of the available roles may involve management responsibilities, including informally or formally mentoring and guiding other Legal Officers, Paralegals or Clerks in your team.

Eligibility

To be eligible to work with the Department of Home Affairs you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Fulfil the Department’s minimum requirements by satisfactorily answering all screening questions during the application process
  • Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance
  • Obtain and maintain a current Employment Suitability Clearance
  • Satisfy a probation period
  • Undergo a health assessment (where applicable).

To be eligible to work in some roles, you may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates should be aware that in roles where vaccination against COVID-19 is required by public health orders/directions or other legislation, if a candidate is not fully vaccinated or is unwilling to be vaccinated within a reasonable period, they may not be offered that role.

Mandatory (and where applicable, role specific) screening questions are used within the application to ensure all successful applicants meet these minimum requirements of the Department.

For essential information and to apply, please read the attached pdf.

RESEARCH AND OPERATIONS ASSISTANT | MIGRATION JUSTICE INSTITUTE

About us: 

Migrant Justice Institute is a small, dynamic not-for-profit organisation with an ambitious agenda for systemic change. Led by academics at UTS Law and UNSW Law, it has close partnerships with both universities and offices at UNSW in Sydney and in Melbourne.

We use strategic research, advocacy and legal action to uncover the reality of migrant worker exploitation and drive systemic change by governments and business. We chart pragmatic pathways to reform, grounded in migrants’ experiences, in close collaboration with migrant communities, civil society organisations and trade unions.

The role: 

The Research and Operations Assistant will engage in cutting edge legal, policy, advocacy and community engagement work to address exploitation of migrant workers in Australian and international contexts, under supervision of global experts in the field.

We are looking for an outstanding senior law student, PhD candidate or recent law graduate based on the East Coast of Australia, ideally in Sydney. The role is 8-15 hours per week for May and June 2022, and approximately 15 hours per week from July onwards, with an expectation of  employment to at least December 2022. Hours should ideally be spread over 4-5 days. It will be based at UNSW, but could be substantially undertaken remotely. The ideal candidate will have a background in immigration, labour rights and/or access to justice.

Responsibilities include:

  • Legal policy and research 
  • Administrative assistance 
  • Communications and computer program support, to maximise efficiency and impact of Migrant Justice Institute’s work 

A thorough explanation of the role can be found in the attached pdf. 

How to apply: 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications should be sent by email to contact@migrantjustice.org, with the subject line: Research and Operations Assistant Application.

Applications should comprise:

  • a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria (maximum 3 pages);
  • a current academic transcript;
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • an unedited writing sample (e.g. an essay); and
  • two references.

Please combine these as a single PDF document, clearly named with your name in the document title. Incomplete applications will not be considered.