find the latest legal job
Part Time Risk & Compliance Officer
Category: Other | Location: Brisbane QLD 4000
· Brisbane City · Flexible Part Time Hours
View details
Infrastructure Lawyer/SA
Category: Construction Law | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· Global elite law firm · Dedicated Infrastructure team
View details
Property Lawyer
Category: Property Law | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· 12 Month Contract · Diverse Work
View details
In-House Legal Counsel (Mid to Senior)| Regulated Markets (Energy and Gas)
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Full PD on Request · Exciting High Impact Role
View details
Family Lawyer
Category: Family Law | Location: Eastern Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Boutique Firm · Great Reputation
View details
New pro bono guide for PLT students

New pro bono guide for PLT students

The National Pro Bono Resource Centre (NPBRC), together with The College of Law and LexisNexis, has published a new guide for practical legal training (PLT) for Australian students. The guide…

The National Pro Bono Resource Centre (NPBRC), together with The College of Law and LexisNexis, has published a new guide for practical legal training (PLT) for Australian students.

The guide was developed after The College of Law approached the NPBRC with a proposal to draft a paper on pro bono, which could be made available to its PLT students. The proposal came to fruition resulting in a guide for the benefit of law students across Australia.

Written by the NPBRC and published online by LexisNexis, the guide is provided to all students across Australia who completed their PLT with The College of Law and will be part of The College of Law's practice paper collections in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.

John Corker, Director of the NPBRC, said the Centre welcomed the initiative from The College of Law and was pleased to be able to provide such an important resource to PLT students.

"It's important to foster a pro bono ethos and a sense of professional responsibility in our future lawyers," Corker said.

Group managing director and principal of The College of Law, Neville Carter, said: "Allowing all members of our community access to legal assistance is an integral part of ensuring that justice is within reach of those who may be without the financial means to secure legal representation."

LexisNexis is also supplying copies of the guide for distribution to law students in law schools and other practical legal training providers.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

New pro bono guide for PLT students
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Nov 17 2017
It's time for politicians to commit to eradicating domestic violence
The national shame of domestic violence cannot be left unaddressed, writes Christine Smyth. ...
Nov 16 2017
From lawyer in law firm to senior governance professional
Promoted by Governance Institute of Australia As a law graduate, Kate Griffiths never imagined...
marriage equality
Nov 16 2017
Legislation the next hurdle for marriage equality
Lawyers have underscored the importance of ensuring same-sex marriage legislation does not limit ant...
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...