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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.
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
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.
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!
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!
2017 is a momentous year for PLEA as we celebrate an incredible ten years of operation. Over this time we’ve delivered legal education programs to thousands of incarcerated Victorians and helped launch the careers of hundreds of law students.
Since we first started with a handful of volunteers working their way into one men’s prison, we’ve expanded to an organisation of over 80 volunteers presenting programs, ranging from court readiness to migration law, in prisons across Melbourne and Geelong. PLEA now presents in 8 of Victoria’s 13 prisons.
All of this is certainly cause for a party and PLEA is delighted to invite to our Tenth Anniversary Gala Ball.
We are extremely excited to have on offer an amazing night including:
- 3 course dinner
- All-night drinks package
- Live band and DJ
- Key note presentation from prominent members of the legal community
All to be followed by an after party into the early hours.
Tickets are a steal at $75 for students and $120 for our supporters with all proceeds after costs going to support the ongoing work of our organisation.
Tickets are on sale now so start getting your table together and secure your place today!
We are excited to announce that we are recruiting volunteers across all of our programs. PLEA presenters have the unique opportunity to work with some of the most vulnerable members of our community, while developing their own practical legal skills.
Our volunteers are excellent communicators, dedicated law students and passionate about social justice. If you think you fit the bill, we’d encourage you to apply now.
Volunteers will have opportunities to undertake training over the summer break and we will be holding interviews as soon as 17 December, so we recommend applying early. For further information please visit our Volunteering Section or contact us.