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!

Job Opportunities 

Crawford Legal  2023 Winter Clerkship Program

Crawford legal has a Winter Clerkship program open in July 2023. 

Crawford Legal is a full-service commercial law firm which assists leading South Australian and national businesses located on Frome Street. 

See the details below for any interested applicants. 

2023 Winter Clerkship Program

Crawford Legal is offering a winter clerkship program in which candidates will have the opportunity to work in at least one of our firm’s main practice areas of Dispute Resolution, Corporate & Commercial and Building and Construction.  


The program will run from 3 July 2023 to 21 July 2023, but we will be flexible with dates for the right candidates. 


You will have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by senior practitioners, gain exposure to legal work in a collaborative and supportive environment, and participate in firm social events.

The Person We Require

The clerkship program is open to penultimate and final year law students who are ready to kick-start their careers.


The successful candidates will have attributes including collegiality, strong ethics, excellent communication and written skills and excellent attention to detail.

Our Firm

Crawford Legal is a full-service commercial law firm which assists leading South Australian and national businesses.  Our main practice areas span Building and Construction, Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Commercial, Property, Intellectual Property, Wills and Estates and Employment Law.  Crawford Legal attracts high quality corporate clients with interesting and diverse work.  Our clients are loyal and rely on our insights and expertise in these areas.


We pride ourselves on our collaborative style of working, the trust our clients place in us and the high-quality work we deliver.  Our practitioners are consistently recognised as leaders in their fields and our reputation and client relationships have earned us the opportunity to work on high-profile matters.


Crawford Legal has an office of about 20 staff in the Adelaide CBD.  We have a flat structure comprising 7 partners and several other senior practitioners, ensuring that junior staff work directly with senior practitioners.  Senior practitioners at Crawford Legal are invested in mentoring junior staff and exposing them to real client work early in their careers.  


Crawford Legal also boasts an inclusive and social culture, with coffee club meets on Fridays, after-work drinks, and fun social events throughout the year.


To apply, please email your application to  Your application should include a resume, covering letter, and academic transcript.  Your covering letter must address the above attributes and identify the area(s) of practice which most interests you. Applications will close on 12 May 2023.

Piper Alderman 2023 Rotational Law Clerk Program

Piper Alderman is seeking ambitious and hard-working law students to participate in our 2023 Rotational Law Clerk Program. If you are looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself while surrounded by leading practitioners to facilitate your growth and development, this is the perfect role for you!

As a law clerk you will be given the opportunity to do real legal work from day one. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in interesting, thought provoking tasks such as; researching technical information for current matters, drafting correspondence, emails and legal documents, attendance and note taking at client meetings, gathering and analysing case facts and, collating documents for counsel briefing and court hearings.

You will be exposed to a supportive and collaborative learning environment which encourages you to balance and blend your university commitments with work experience. Our Clerkship Program will provide you the best experience of a professional services firm with a friendly, yet high performing culture in which partners are accessible and committed to professional development.

This rotational program is designed to expose you to number of areas of commercial law including; Projects and Construction, Intellectual Property, Tax, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Employment Relations, Real Estate, Private Client Services, and Corporate. Each successful applicant will be granted three rotations each for 8 weeks in varying practice teams.

To succeed in this role you will ideally have;

About Piper Alderman

A premier commercial law firm, Piper Alderman has offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. We work with clients across Australia and internationally to achieve optimum legal and commercial solutions for our clients. Our legal expertise has been built on nearly two centuries of industry experience and we continue to advance in our knowledge, skills and commitment to excellence and client outcomes.

Employee engagement and a positive, healthy workplace culture is important to us because we know it is important to you. We offer a range of employee benefits for employees at all stages of their lifestyle needs - we can't wait to tell you more about them!

"Piper Alderman is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We aim to attract and retain the best people and provide an environment where those people can be their authentic selves. We value diversity of thought and experience and aim to ensure all our people are valued and respected. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply."

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

To apply, visit our website:

For related enquiries please contact Olivia Sharman, Human Resources Associate on

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


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. 



    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. 




   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.


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

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