During university terms 1 and 3, over 35 students attend the Centre as part of their clinical legal education courses therefore, KLC runs a very limited Practical Legal Training program during breaks between Terms 1 and 3`.
We only take on a limited number of PLT students and these students must have completed one of our clinical courses.
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 law reform and policy projects.
KLC conducts advice evenings twice a week from 6pm to 9pm and students will be expected to attend some of these sessions. All PLT students are rostered on to manage the front office for a day and half of each week 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 potential 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.