AUSTRALIA: Law Work Experience in Prestigious Law Firm!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activity: Law Internships
Country: Australia
Location : Perth
Duration: 4 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 2000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Truly an incredible opportunity to put your legal studies and experience to great use! Need a little boost on you resume to help land your dream job in law? 

Gain experience in how law is practised in Perth, Australia. Gain valuable work experience whilst learning about another culture, this placement is an excellent choice. The law practice where you'll be placed has been in existence since the 1980's and their legal areas of expertise are varied, enabling you to get a wide experience. Their offices are situated in the CBD, so you'll be very conveniently positioned.

A period of work experience such as this will give you a good insight into the practice of law and the standards expected by employers. It will also demonstrate to employers that you are serious about a career in law and are motivated and committed. Experience in another country is looked upon highly as it increases your knowledge and shows that you are capable of being independent.

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Law Practice is situated in Perth, Western Australia, and offers graduates the opportunity to experience life as a legal professional. Some of the benefits of doing work experience are that you get an idea of how a law firm operates, you’ll meet new people and expand your network, you will get an idea of law practice and most importantly, you’ll learn a lot!

The law practice where you'll be placed has been in existence since the 1980's and their legal areas of expertise are:

  • Preparation of Wills and Administration of Deceased Estates
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Property Settlements and Purchases of Business
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Migration Advice
  • Franchises
  • Patents, Copyright and Trademarks
  • Personal Injuries
  • Family Law matters
  • Police Charges/Traffic Offences/Criminal

You’ll have the opportunity to work in different areas during your stay, depending on your skills and preferences and what work is available at the time

 

WORK CONTENT

Working in this Law firm will give you the opportunity to gain experience in the day-to-day running of a law practice. As with any law placement, the work you’ll be involved with will vary according to your own abilities and attitude, and to what the company requires from you at the time you’re there, and will be dictated by the practice. Exactly what your office work will involve will vary from day to day, case to case and volunteer to volunteer. The all-round exposure you will gain will give you an extraordinary insight into Australian law.

You'll work during the firm’s business hours, which are 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. When entering into a period of work experience, you take on certain responsibilities and obligations. These include:

  • Carrying out the duties required by your supervisor
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of the practice and clients
  • Managing time, effort and resources to develop good working practices
  • Seeking clarification through questioning
  • Carrying out all tasks to the best of your ability

 

BRIEF HISTORY OF LAW IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

When Captain James Stirling and his settlers arrived in Western Australia in June 1829, one of their first activities in establishing the colony was to set up a judicial system. They did this under the authority of the British Secretary of State for the Colonies. The first court hearing in Western Australia was held in July 1830. Eight justices of the peace were engaged to address all justice matters from administration to handing down punishments for crime. Australia had not developed its own laws at this time, so British law was used.

In 1837, eight years after the European settlers first arrived, Western Australia's first Supreme Court was opened in what is now known as Stirling Gardens. It cost £698 to build and is the highest court under Western Australian law, along with the district and local courts.

 

WHAT YOU’LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure!
  • The rewards from helping others and Making a Difference!
  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

 

WHAT TO DO NEXT

  • If you’d like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us!
  • If you’d like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
  • It’s as easy as that.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Your accommodation is located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth, Western Australia. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station and shopping district. You'll live with other Travellers volunteers in a very friendly and relaxing Lodge which is ideal for long-term stays. You may have your own room or you may share a room with other volunteers. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.

Entertainment at your accommodation currently includes a pool table, cheap internet access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few. But with all the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor activities! You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other ‘things to do’!

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement. You can participate for up to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements.

Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, home stay, apartment or flat).

You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.

Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Requirements

You must have completed a Law degree and you should have a good command of the English language. Please speak to us so that we can help you choose the placement that is right for you and will give you the most beneficial experience. All placements do require you to have initiative, adaptability and patience (and a good sense of humor helps!)

Booking / Enquiry

Booking Enquiry

Other placements from Travellers Worldwide

Travellers Worldwide AUSTRALIA: Law Work Experience in Prestigious Law Firm! Reviews

Have you booked Travellers Worldwide AUSTRALIA: Law Work Experience in Prestigious Law Firm!? Please share your experience and submit your review.