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 Positions

Law Clerk Positions Available | Botten Levinson Lawyers

Botten Levinson is a specialist property development, infrastructure and environmental approvals law firm acting for clients in sectors such as property development, renewable energy, mining and petroleum, agriculture, viticulture, retail, education, waste and manufacturing. With our diverse client base, we offer exposure to civil and regulatory litigation, administrative law and commercial and property law.

We are looking to recruit up to 3 law clerks in casual, part-time positions. These roles involve providing support to our lawyers with research, writing, and investigative tasks on a variety of strategic, advisory and litigation matters. You will also contribute with a range of administrative processes within the firm. The roles will be tailored to suit the experience of the candidate and we encourage law students who are in their 2nd , 3rd or 4th year of study to apply.

We offer a structured training program, within a collaborative team and excellent long term career prospects. If you have outstanding academic qualifications, an interest in these fields and the energy to invest in our work then please apply by sending:

1) A brief covering note;

(2) Your CV; and

(3) Your current academic transcript

to James Levinson at by 5.00pm on Monday 30 May 2022

Rotational Law Clerk Program | Piper Alderman Lawyers

A premier commercial law firm, Piper Alderman has offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. We work with clients accross Australia and internationally to achieve optimum legal and commercial solutions.

Piper Alderman is looking for ambitious and hard working law students to become our new cohort of law clerks in our newly designed rotation clerkship program.

For further information, head to the Piper Alderman website, or download the full advertisement here.

Adelaide Clerkship Program | LK

LK offers clerkships to penultimate and final year students who have demonstrated academic excellence, practical ability and commitment to the highest levels of achievement.

Clerks at LK are directly exposed to client project work, which is distinct in terms of its magnitude, complexity and international scope. They expereince first-hand LK's collaborative, ground-up approach to litigating and resolving legal claims.

Clerks participate in a variety of tasks and work directly with senior lawyers and principals, as well as recieving training on the firms research methodology approach to practice and multi-jurisdictional resources.

To learn more about the firm and its culture and apply, please click here.

Applications close Tuesday 19 April 2022.

Law Clerks | DMAW Lawyers

DMAWL Lawyers is a dedicated and dynamic team of corporate and commercial professionals committed to delivering outstanding legal servies to South Australia's best businesses.

They are currently seeking immediate applications for part-time lae clerks who have a genuine interest in business, strong iniative, great comunication, problem-solving skills and excellent academic results.

These positions will ideally suit students who are in their penultimate or final year and available two to three days per week on an ongoing basis.

Written applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcript (showing subject grades and overall GPA) and should be addressed to:

Bernice Witkowski (People and Development Manager) at

Further information available here.

Graduate Law Clerk | ElectraNet

ElectraNet builds, owns, operates and maintains the South Australian high voltage transmission network that delivers electricity from generators to distributors and major load connected customers, enabling power to be supplied to homes, businesses and communities.

The in-house legal team is one of the best and regarded highly amoungst internal stakeholders for the provisions of reliable, accurate and timely advice on day-to-day operations and projects.

As a key member of the team, you will be exposed to a broad range of matters, operating under the guidance and support of the team.

For further information, and to apply, click here.

Applications close Tuesday 12 April 2022.

2023 Graduate Program | ACCC

The Australian Competition and Comsumer Commission is an idependent statutory authority that adminsiters the Competition and Comsumer Act 2010 and other related Acts.

The ACCC works to promote effective competition and fair tradining in the markerplace to benefit consumers, business and the community, and efficiency in the delivery of certain infrastructure services.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Applications close Sunday 1 May 2022.

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

Womens Legal Services (SA)

Womens Legal Service (SA) (WLSSA) is a community based legal centre and non-for-profit organisation which provides legal services, assistance and justice to the women of South Australian who are in vulnerable circumstances.

WLSSA currently has a number of PLT vacancies at their Grenfell Street Offices and accepts students from law schools who are in their penultiamte or final year.

Students wishing to undertake placement with WLSSA are requirered to send their CV with a cover letter to outlining why they would like to volunteer at WLSSA.

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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