Legal Insights: Criminal Law

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to postpone the scheduled LGBTIQ legal insights session this Wednesday, it will be held later this year.

In its place we are excited to host a Criminal Law Insights event at the same time and location. The evening will explore topical challenges in criminal law, including the impact of new bail laws and the current public focus on offending by young people (sometimes referred to as youth gangs).

Tickets are available here

We apologise for the inconvenience but are very excited about this Wednesday session. If you’d prefer, your ticket is transferable to the LGBTIQ session later this year or a refund is available.

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Insights: Technology & New Law

New technology is rapidly changing the face of law. From new spheres of jurisprudence to how public and clients interface with and seek out legal advice.

This presentation explore the opportunities and challenges navigating a legal career will have as we approach the middle of the 21st century.

Book now

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Cocktail evening

COME ONE … COME ALL … !

Supporters and volunteers are invited to celebrate the start of another incredible year at the PLEA cocktail evening!

Tickets are only $30 with all proceeds go to supporting the incredible work of PLEA in prisons, justice centres and community across Melbourne and Geelong.

Saturday 23 June from 7pm
Melba Spigeltent, Collingwood

Book your tickets here and find more information on the Facebook event.

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Mental health, addiction and the law

 

 

 

 

 

***VENUE CHANGE***
Due to unforeseen circumstances tomorrow’s event will be held Victoria Law School at 295 Queen St Melbourne in the Ground Floor Lecture Theatre.

Join our panel of legal practitioners, experts and members of the judiciary to explore the unqiue challenges posed by the complex intersection of mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and the legal system.

This presentation will provide an opportunity to understand what it means to work within these areas of law and career opportunities that are available.

Bookings are now open

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PLEA is recruiting! Again!

Due to increased demand for PLEA programs we are currently recruiting senior and junior volunteer presenters for positions at prisons and justice centres across Melbourne and Geelong. 

For the first time PLEA is also recruiting for presenters for our programs delivered in community.

Applicants must be studying law and available to present three-four sessions per month and attend training and ongoing development for a minimum of a year.

Applicants that are available to interview on 30 June 2018 and can attend training on 15 July 2018 will be prioritised during this round.

Apply today!

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Volunteer positions now available

PLEA is currently recruiting senior and junior volunteer presenters for positions at prisons and justice centres across Melbourne and Geelong.

If you are a law student with a passion for social justice, and availability 3-4 sessions per month, get yourself the best present these holidays and apply today!

Applicants that are available to interview on 4 February 2018 will be prioritised during this round.

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Legal Insights: Pro Bono Practice

Are you a law student with an interest in social justice and human rights? Ever wondered whether you can pursue those interest whilst working in a commercial firm?

Tickets are onsale now.

Join our panel of pro bono lawyers, working in some of Australia’s largest commercial firms, as they discuss the role corporate legal firms have in improving access to justice outcomes for the wider community.

Featuring representatives from Arnold Bloch Leibler, Ashurst and Allens Linklaters this is an event not to be missed.

Find more information here.

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Family Law Insights

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

The Commonwealth Government has commenced the biggest review of the Family Law Act since it was introduced in 1976.

Join with our panel of family law practitioners in dissecting what this review may consider and hear their own perspectives on some of the reforms the family law system may need. Our panellists will share insights into their experiences in working in the family law field and career opportunities available for students and recent graduates.

Learn more about the event and our panel.

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PLEA Insight series September-October announced

We are very excited to announce the September-October program of PLEA’s legal insight series.

Tickets are on sale now!

Join us for three unmissable events focusing on burning issues in family and criminal law. Each event features a panel of leading barristers, advocates and legal professionals. As always the evenings have a strong focus on career opportunities for social justice minded graduates, including a dedicated event exploring opportunities to pursue pro bono work in any legal career path.

Tickets are on sale now and we’re excited to offer a discount for attendees registering for all three events.

14 September: PLEA Insight Series: Criminal Law (Prosecution)

3 October: PLEA Insight Series: Family Law

19 October: PLEA Insight Series: Pro Bono Law

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August recruitment

Thank you to everyone that applied to volunteer with PLEA during our August recruitment round! We are very excited by the calibre of candidates and are working through applications. We will be in touch with everyone that applied over the coming weeks.

If you are interested in joining PLEA, we’ll be recruiting again soon. You can learn more about volunteer opportunities and submit an application in our volunteer section.

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