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

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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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August recruitment closes Monday!

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.

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Announcing our July Insight event

Migration Law Insights event

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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

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PLEA is recruiting!

Due to an increase in demand for programs we are once again recruiting 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.

Applications are now open, candidates that are available to interview on 12 August will be given preference in this recruitment round.

For more information and to apply click here.

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Announcing PLEA’s Criminal Law Insight Event

You are warmly invited to join us on 27 June for the PLEA Project Criminal Law Insight Event. The first of our Insight series, the evening presents an exciting opportunity for law students to join in a moderated and intimate discussion with a panel of esteemed criminal law professionals.

The event will allow students to explore some of the topics currently at the forefront of the criminal law jurisdiction and, through facilitated networking discussion, learn about requirements and pathways to a career in this exciting field. Learn more about the event here.

Tickets are strictly limited, book today to avoid missing out! 

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PLEA Anniversary Gala

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Thank you to the 250 volunteers, alumni and supporters for who joined us for an amazing evening celebrating ten years of the PLEA Project!

To all our volunteers, thank you for your incredible work. If you’re interested in volunteering with PLEA we’d encourage you to learn more about the process and complete an application here. If you’re interested in potentially supporting the project in other ways, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Photos of the night are now available on our Facebook page.

We again extend our thanks to Monash University for their generous support of the event!

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