KLC runs a very limited Practical Legal Training (PLT) program. We only take on PLT students who have either:-
- completed a KLC clinical course; or
- enrolled in UNSW's PLT Program
We do not take on PLT students during Terms 1 and 3. The number of PLT students we can take on outside of these Terms will vary according to our capacity to provide supervision.
PLT students work with KLC solicitors on client files covering a wide range of civil law matters. The role of these students encompasses interviewing clients, drafting of letters and legal documents, research and in some cases, advocacy. Students also have the opportunity to work on community legal education and law reform and policy projects.
All PLT students are rostered on to manage the front office for part of their time with us.
This role is an important one for the Centre and gives students the opportunity to learn about dealing with a large number of clients as well as an insight into the whole community sector.
As KLC's ability to take on PLT students is limited by its resources we recommend that you also consider applying at other community legal centres, Legal Aid and law firms.