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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Applications for our August round of recruitment must close Monday 5pm. We are recruiting for volunteer presenters across most of our prisons. For the first time we will also be directly recruiting for senior presenters, an opportunity for more experienced law students to be fast tracked for a leadership position within PLEA.
Volunteering with PLEA offers students a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in a highly challenging environment, while helping to support some of the most vulnerable members of the Victorian community.
Find further information and the application form here.
Book tickets here
Following on from our sell out June Insights evening we are very excited to announce our next event exploring migration and refugee law.
The Migration Law Insight Event is a unique opportunity for law students and recent graduates to learn about the challenges, contemporary issues and career opportunities available in these fields
The evening will allow students to explore some of the topics currently at the forefront of migration and refugee law including first hand experiences from the recent successful class action against the Commonwealth on behalf of former Manus Island detainees.
Tickets are available now