Peninsula Community Legal Centre hosts four legal internships each Trimester for Deakin University students. The internships provide a opportunity for students to extend and deepen their theoretical knowledge of the law by working under supervision in a legal practice. The internships are primarily based in the Centre’s Family Violence Duty Lawyer Service at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court and our Fines Clinic Project.
Practical Legal Trainee Placements
Peninsula Community Legal Centre is pleased to provide law graduates who are undertaking a practical legal training course with a opportunity to undertake a trainee lawyer placement with the Centre. The placement (of at least 40 days) will assist graduates to meet mandated practical legal training requirements.
Trainee lawyers will be partnered with experienced lawyer/s. Tasks will be supervised and will vary depending upon the particular placement but are likely to be sitting in on court interviews, taking client details and instructions, writing file notes, drafting documents, making referrals, undertaking legal research, attendance at court and participation in a community legal education or law reform activity.
Applications must be in writing, marked to the attention of the Chief Executive Officer, addressing the selection criteria outlined in the position description.
Through our volunteer program, we offer many tertiary students the opportunity to observe and be part of a thriving legal practice that assists thousands of disadvantaged clients each year. We also offer placements to trainee lawyers undertaking their Practical Legal Training qualifications and, by arrangement with Deakin University, legal internships for selected students. Regrettably, due to resource constraints, we are not able to offer any additional student placements at present.