Practical Legal Training Placements

Please note we are not currently recruiting for PLT positions.

PIAC regularly recruits for Practical Legal Training (PLT) placements. The placements are unpaid, however reasonable travel costs are reimbursed. 

PLT placements are supervised by a Solicitor within either our strategic litigation team, our Homeless Persons’ Legal Service or our Truth & Accountability team. PLT placements will have an opportunity to work with lawyers and policy officers across our organisation. 

PIAC undertakes work with a strong legal component in our strategic litigation practice, the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service and the Truth and Accountability team.  

PIAC’s strategic litigation team conduct high impact strategic litigation that achieves positive outcomes for significant groups of disadvantaged people. We bring test cases that create important legal precedents and advocate for policy and law reform to protect human rights and promote social justice. Our current focus areas include: 

  • Equality and non-discrimination 
  • First Nations Justice 
  • Climate change and social justice 
  • A fairer NDIS 
  • Fair use of police powers and rights in detention 
  • Asylum seeker rights 

Our Homeless Persons’ Legal Service protects the rights of people experiencing homelessness and helps reduce homelessness by tackling legal and systemic barriers that prevent people from accessing and maintaining appropriate, secure housing.  

Our Truth and Accountability team uses legal research and analysis to support truth-telling overseas and in Australia, including First Nations-led truth-telling as called for by the Uluru Statement from the Heart. 

The Volunteer PLT Placement contributes to the provision of a successful, innovative, and responsive legal practice through assisting with PIAC’s litigation and associated policy and law reform, training and administrative work. 

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