USALSA: Opportunities

Our students matter. That's why we've decided to provide a place for USALSA students to get involved in the legal community. You'll find clerkships, admin roles, associateships and any law related opportunities right here. Enjoy and good luck with your applications!

Paid Jobs

Graduate Lawyer - AF Legal Pty Ltd

About the business

Australian Family Lawyers is the country's fastest growing specialist Family Law firm. With 11 offices across five states we are recognised as market leaders in our field. Recently nominated as finalists in the Lawyers' Weekly Law Firm and NewLaw Firm of the Year awards 2020.

Our Adelaide office has been open for less than a year and already we need the assistance of a highly motivated graduate lawyer who preferably has some practical experience working within a Family Law environment to support our busy office.

About the role

We are growing quickly and seek to appoint an enthusiastic, professional "can do" person to work directly with our talented Head of Family Law - SA. This is a full-time role and an exciting opportunity for a newly graduated lawyer who is looking to secure a strong professionally supervised start to their Family Law career. The role will include such tasks as the following:

  • Legal Drafting

  • Legal Research

  • Organising and managing Client appointments;

  • Matter and File management in Law Master practice management system

  • Review and inspection of subpoena material at Court

  • Filing Court Documents

  • Compiling Briefs to Counsel

  • Management of discovery

  • Taking and assisting with client instructions

  • Some general and office legal administrative tasks

Benefits and perks

  • The opportunity to work in a supportive / collegiate environment with a business interested in your professional development

  • Being part of a growing national, Family Law firm

  • Work and learn directly from the Head of Family Law

Skills and experience

You will need:

  • Preference to those who have some experience working full time or part time within Family Law during their studies

  • Positive attitude

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-driven and career motivated

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Ability to work independently, and manage/prioritise workload

  • Genuine interest in developing a career in Family Law

  • Completed PLT, or will complete within 6mths

To apply, head to:

Please upload a maximum two page CV and one page covering letter outlining the reasons for your interest in and suitability for this role.

Graduate Program - Department of Health

The Department of Health, develops and delivers policies and programs and advise the Australian Government on health, aged care and sport.

At Health, Graduates are empowered to achieve their full potential in the workplace through the ten (10) month Graduate Program that provides:

Our ideal graduate is a collaborative communicator, an analytical thinker with an inquisitive mind that seeks out learning and innovation opportunities. You will value the diverse views, experiences and perspectives of others and how this will contribute to strengthening our workforce. We need adaptable, resilient people who are not afraid to tackle complex but rewarding issues.

  • A comprehensive induction to the Graduate Program and Department of Health

  • Three (3) diverse placements across the Department.

  • On-the-job work experience and structured learning and development activities to challenge and develop your capability and guide you in becoming valuable Australian Public Servants.

  • Various networking and mentoring opportunities, including opportunities to be involved in the department’s staff networks.

  • An inclusive, flexible and healthy workplace with generous leave conditions and a competitive salary.

We are looking for recent graduates that are passionate about contributing to the development and implementation of policies and programs that will support the better health and wellbeing of all Australians, for now and in the future.

Our ideal graduate is a collaborative communicator, an analytical thinker with an inquisitive mind that seeks out learning and innovation opportunities. You will value the diverse views, experiences and perspectives of others and how this will contribute to strengthening our workforce. We need adaptable, resilient people who are not afraid to tackle complex but rewarding issues.

Head to:

for more information on the application process.

Job Title: Law Clerk – Corporate

Job Location: Adelaide

Division: Corporate

A premier commercial law firm, Piper Alderman has offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and works with clients across Australia and internationally to achieve optimum legal and commercial solutions. Their legal expertise has been built on nearly two centuries of industry experience. Piper Alderman has been a leading advisor to commercial Australian interests for more than 175 years.

Your opportunity awaits…

Piper Alderman is seeking a 3+year Law /Commerce student to join our corporate team 2-3 days per week. Reporting to an industry leading Partner, the role will involve supporting the team on public and private companies on the following matters:

Mergers & Acquisitions, including asset, business and share acquisitions and divestments, public and private company takeovers and mergers

Capital Raisings, including IPOs, rights issues, placements and private equity raisings

Corporate Governance, including directors' duties, board management, AGMs and EGMs, shareholder activism and responding to shareholder activism

Regulatory Compliance, including in relation to the ASX Listing Rules and Corporations Act

Financial Services , including Australian financial services licence applications and management, product disclosure and compliance with financial services legislation

Managed Investment Schemes, including the establishment, management and wind-up of retail and wholesale managed funds, holding assets including equities,cash and real property

Your support to the team will see you develop skills in drafting clear and concise legal documents; undertaking legal research and analysis.


To be successful in this position, you will;

  • Be in your 3+ year of your law degree

  • Be able to demonstrate academic excellence, self motivation, exceptional

organisational skills, time management and attention to detail

  • Be able to digest instructions quickly and produce simple answers to complex


About the firm:

Piper Alderman promotes a culture of excellence, collaborative teamwork, knowledge sharing and mutual respect. We provide our clients with high quality legal work, whilst remaining 'boutique' in terms of service, flexibility and innovation. We recognise and support individuals and invest in their continued personal and professional development.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

DMAW Lawyers - Summer Clerk

DMAW Lawyers is a dedicated and dynamic team of corporate and commercial professionals committed to delivering outstanding legal services to South Australia’s best businesses. In terms of practice areas, DMAW Lawyers specialises in Transactions, Corporate and Disputes.

We are seeking applications from final and penultimate law students for our upcoming clerkship programme that will be offered over November/December 2021 and February 2022. These four-week clerkships involve a range of genuine work and activity on real client instructions. Clerks are supervised by Senior Associates and Associates and are involved in drafting documents, undertaking research, attending client meetings and attending court. Clerks also have the opportunity to attend our professional continuing education programme and join in with the firm’s social and charity activities during the clerkship. 

We are keen to speak with candidates who have a genuine interest in business, strong initiative and great communication and problem-solving skills. You will need to be pro-active and eager to learn and develop. The successful candidate will be engaging and professional. The right attitude is essential, as is a positive and enthusiastic approach.

If you would like to gain commercial law experience in a friendly and focused environment, under the guidance and mentorship of experienced practitioners, we urge you to apply. As an employer that embraces equal opportunity and diversity, we encourage a diverse range of candidates to apply including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. More about this opportunity:

  • Four-week paid program.

  • Full time.

  • Corporate and commercial law focus

  • Multiple opportunities available.

How to apply:

To apply with DMAW Lawyers, please address a written application (including cover letter, curriculum vitae and

academic transcript, including subject grades and GPA) to:

Mrs Bernice Witkowski

Manager – People and Development

DMAW Lawyers

Level 3, 80 King William Street


Please direct all phone enquiries to Bernice Witkowski on (08) 8210 2222.

Applications close 16 April 2021.

Teach for Australia - Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program would suit final-year students, and successful applicants would be teaching in their area of expertise, whether it be legal studies or the field of their concurrent degree.

As it stands, not every child in Australia has access to the education they deserve: children from the lowest income households are on average three years behind in school. Teach For Australia seeks to break the cycle of educational inequity, to level the playing field for young people across Australia by recruiting and developing leaders in education.

As a leader in the classroom, you’ll share your passions with young people and act as a role model and mentor. You’ll develop the skills and experience to enable you to lead effectively, with the opportunity to make a tangible positive impact on students, schools and communities – every single day.

You will teach in subject areas directly related to previous studies (regardless of whether you have just graduated or are more than 10 years out) and in accordance with the subject requirements of placement schools. All Associates teach secondary school level classes ranging from Year 7.

All candidates must meet four criteria to be eligible to apply for the Leadership Development program.

  • You must be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident at time of applying (New Zealand citizens must have Australian Permanent Residency at the time of applying).

  • You must hold a Bachelor degree in a discipline other than teaching by end of the year.

  • You must be willing to accept a placement within one of our jurisdictions.

  • Be able to enrol in at least two learning areas (see below).

Visit: for more information.

Courts Administration Authority - Magistrates Associate

The Magistrates Associate is responsible for the provision of a comprehensive professional legal research service to the Magistracy. The Magistrates Associate works primarily out of court to support the Magistracy directly in relation to specific legal research tasks, proofing of judgments, case summaries and indirectly by providing current awareness services, update of bench books, developing and amending Rules of Court and advice on legislative and procedural reforms. The Magistrates Associate will also provide legal and procedural support as the Courts Administration Authority implements its new electronic case management system.

Special Conditions:

  • This is a short term contract up to 12 months, with possible extension.

  • Appointment is under the Courts Administration Act 1993. Terms and conditions of employment are governed by the Public Sector Act 2009.

  • Appointment is dependent upon a current National Police Certificate that the CAA finds satisfactory.

  • May be directed to work at any court sitting place or business unit on an as required basis.

  • Undertake work related intrastate travel, which may require driving a motor vehicle and overnight absences.

  • May occasionally be required to work outside of the normal hours of work.

Essential Qualifications:

A Bachelor of Laws degree is required to become a Magistrates Associate.


JUA1 ($57,408), JUA2 ($63,681), JUA3 ($65,771)


Ms Heidi Roche, Deputy Director Court Services,

Ph: 8204 0660


Additional Notes:

The following levels apply:

  • For appointment at the JUA1 level: un-admitted practitioner

  • For appointment at the JUA2 level: admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Australia (i.e. successful completion of a Graduate Diploma or Certificate in Legal Practice)

  • For appointment at the JUA3 level; a minimum of one year's practising experience as a legal practitioner after being admitted to practice in the State of South Australia.

All applications must be submitted online through the IWorkforSA website. Please submit your CV and cover letter of no more than two pages, addressing the selection criteria in the Job Profile.

A Pre-Employment Declaration form, plus a current National Police Certificate and copy of your most recent academic transcript should be submitted at the time of applying.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within three weeks after the closing date. If you have not been contacted within three weeks, then unfortunately your application has not been successful.

For further information about the organisation please visit the CAA Website

Applications close: 12/04/2021 6:00 PM

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SA Court Associateships are offered throughout the year to law graduates as vacancies become available. Associateships are typically one-year contracts.

Tasks for Associates include:

- Legal research

- Sitting in on and calling judges' cases

- Maintaining records

- Various administrative functions

To be successful in obtaining an Associateship, you must:

- Have completed a Bachelor of Laws Degree

- Not be employed elsewhere (except with express approval)

For more information on Associateships generally, follow the link below.

Supreme Court


Applications can be lodged at any time, as vacancies arise throughout the year.


  • Resume

  • Qualifications

  • Academic record

  • Copy of your Admittance


The Honourable (the particular judge)

Judges' Chambers

Supreme Court

1 Gouger Street

Adelaide SA 5000

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District Court


Applications can be lodged at any time, as vacancies arise throughout the year.


  • Resume

  • Qualifications

  • Academic record

  • Copy of your Admittance



PA to the Registrar

The Registrar District Court of South Australia

GPO Box 2465


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Federal Court


Federal Court Associateships typically commence at the beginning of each year. Applications should be addressed to the particular Judge you would like to work for.


  • Resume

  • Qualifications

  • Academic record

Contact the SA Federal Court Registry by following the below link:

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