We are recruiting!

PLEA is recruiting for volunteers in our programs in the community across Melbourne, and for prisons and youth justice centres in Melbourne and Geelong.

If you’re a law student with a passion for social justice and availability to deliver sessions for 12 months of more, we would love to hear from you.

Learn more and apply here.

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Community event: Family Law and Dispute Resolution

In partnership with the Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre Inc. in Chadstone, PLEA will be hosting a community information session on Family Law and Dispute Resolution on Monday 13 May.

This free session is open to all community members (note PLEA volunteers provide general legal education but cannot provide individual case advice).

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PLEA Insights: Wage Theft

With increasing instances of vulnerable workers (including migrant workers, backpackers, retail and hospitality workers) being denied work entitlements, there have been calls to create a criminal offence to combat crippling underpayments and denials of entitlements. Join our panel of employment rights advocates as we delve into the prospect of criminalising underpaying workers, and whether such an offence would curb these actions in the retail, hospitality and other industries.

Further information and tickets.

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PLEA Insights: Lawyer X

PLEA invites you to the first legal insight event of 2019 covering the controversial topic of LAWYER X

A police informer and defence lawyer representing gangland figures in Melbourne, Lawyer X/Informer 3838’s pseudonym has rippled through the legal community, and people want to know – what are the legal, ethical and moral consequences of a trusted legal counsel giving up her client’s information to police? How do these actions affect her role as a lawyer, and how does this reflect on the legal community more broadly?

More information and book tickets here.

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Happy Holidays from PLEA

On behalf of everyone at PLEA we wish our volunteers, partners and supporters a very happy holiday season. We will continue program delivery across the holiday season.

2019 will be another huge year for us with the growth of our prison and community programs and launch of our expanded Insights program. Watch this space for announcements in the new year.

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We are recruiting!

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

Apply today

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.

Don’t miss your chance you be a part of a program helping some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

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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


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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