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. These are opportunities that stakeholders in the legal community send directly to us. Enjoy and good luck with your applications!

Paid Jobs

Project Officer - Courts Administration Authority

The Courts Administration Authority (CAA) is looking to recruit a Project Officer to assist with the rollout and ongoing support of CourtSA. The role may be offered on a full or part time basis and more than one position may be available.

This is a perfect role for a law student or graduate. It will give them exposure to the Courts, civil procedure and CourtSA while building and maintaining relationships with the profession. The successful candidate can become a civil and CourtSA expert.

The primary role of the Project Officer is to receive and respond to CourtSA user issues from the profession and assist in testing CourtSA for civil and probate as part of the launch of CourtSA in the criminal jurisdiction.

The Project Officer will be responsible for:

Triaging support requests from the profession

Independently resolving and responding to user issues

Communicating resolutions to system issues on behalf of the CourtSA Support Team

Assisting CourtSA Registry Services to update their reference documents to address frequently asked questions

Assisting the CourtSA Online Services and Practitioner Engagement Team to update the CourtSA Help Centre as required

Testing CourtSA civil and probate functionality

Required skills

User issues

CourtSA Registry Services and the CourtSA Support Team receive a high volume of requests for support from the profession. These requests are split between system issues and user issues.

System issues include payment errors, cases not being created etc.

User issues include documents not uploading, documents not scanned correctly, documents not downloading, onboarding new staff into firms, practitioner details not being correct in the Law Society database etc.

The CAA is looking for a Project Officer to be responsible for resolving user issues.

The Project Officer must have:

High-level personal and customer service skills

High-level written and communication skills

High-level problem-solving skills

Mid-level technical literacy to identify user issues and resolve them

A computer science or coding background is not required. Training in CourtSA will be provided but the Project Officer must use their own initiative to identify and resolve user issues.


There is a need to re-test existing civil and probate functionality when the new criminal functionality is released.

The CAA is looking for someone with a strong understanding of civil process to create cases in CourtSA and run them through various scenarios to ensure they can be completed. To do this, the Project Officer perform tasks as both a party and as the Court Registry.

The Project Officer must have:

Strong knowledge of civil procedure

A background in testing is not required. Training in testing will be provided.

Current or past students interested in applying should email a resume and cover letter to Applications close on Friday 24 September.

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).

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Assistant Campaigner - CHOICE

Applications close 30 September. Read the full job listing:

GDLP & PLT Placements

PLT - Crown Solicitor's Office

The Crown Solicitor's Office (CSO) offers placements to students wishing to complete the Practical Legal Training (PLT) component of their professional qualifications. CSO is now taking applications for January 2022.

Students currently completing their Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice are invited to apply. Students will be placed in a section within CSO, which include Public Law, Commercial, Environment and Native Title, Civil Litigation, Outposted Lawyer and Crown Counsel Sections. Students will perform a variety of tasks which satisfy placement requirements, including legal research and drafting legal documents, as well as general administrative duties.

Students should follow the below link for information on how to submit an application. For enquiries, please email

PLT - Mellor Olsson

Mellor Olsson is passionate about the development of future solicitors, and we are pleased to offer PLT placement opportunities. We currently have opportunities available based in our personal injury and employment law practice areas.

Partaking in a PLT placement at Mellor Olsson affords GDLP students the opportunity to be mentored by senior members of our team and work closely with practitioners who have an excellent reputation in the industry. PLT placement clerks receive guidance and support while you apply the skills learnt throughout your degree.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting legal research;

  • Attending client meetings;

  • Assisting with preparing legal documents;

  • Working closely in a team to achieve positive outcomes; and

  • Attending court to observe.

About you:

We are always on the lookout for talent who embodies our firm’s values and is passionate about law. The ideal PLT clerk will not only excel academically but demonstrate life experience and participation in extracurricular activities. They will be eager to learn and continually develop their skills, have excellent teamwork skills, and be focused on delivering high-quality work.

To be considered for this role, you will:

  • Be eligible to complete a GDLP or PLT placement;

  • Be able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail and strong organisational skills;

  • Be passionate about what you do;

  • Be committed to ongoing learning and development;

  • Have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely; and

  • Be driven to achieve results for clients.

Applications for GDLP and PLT Placements should be directed to and include a covering letter, curriculum vitae, and academic transcript.

To find out more about the role, please contact Nadine Quarello (People and Culture Manager) on 08 8414 3413.


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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