We are now accepting expressions of interest for Practical Legal Trainee (PLT) placements

St Kilda Legal is a generalist community legal centre that provides free legal advice, referral and casework services to the local community, with a focus on assisting people experiencing disadvantage. We also undertake community legal education, policy development and advocate for law reform. PLTs will likely assist across all areas of our work during the course of a placement.

What would a PLT placement at SKLS look like?

As a PLT with SKLS, you will receive training and supervision and will gain experience in working with clients with a broad range of legal needs.

You will have the opportunity to participate in:
• drafting legal correspondence and court documents;
• assisting in client interviews;
• legal and policy research;
• filing and file summaries; and
• administrative work

PLT placements are unpaid positions. Our office is based in Balaclava, and if accepted, a placement could commence as soon as possible. We have a preference for 75-day placements, at a frequency of 2-3 days/week.

How will applications be assessed?

Applications will be assessed on:
• a demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, social justice
• organisational skills
• written and verbal communication skills
• ability to work as part of a team

How to apply?

We review and interview candidates as applications are received, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please email your resume, together with a cover letter and a statement of results to Ms Agata Wierzbowski, Executive Officer & Principal Lawyer at, using the subject line: PLT application via SKLS Website.