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

Casual Law Clerk

PGC Legal is a progressive commercial law firm located in the heart of the CBD.

We offer a solid mix of high quality legal work in an environment that encourages genuine work/life balance.

We focus on commercial litigation and dispute resolution and also assist clients in relation to commercial and property advice and transactions as well as succession planning.

Working alongside a friendly team, we are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic casual Law Clerk to join us. There is some flexibility in work hours and days depending on the successful candidate’s University commitments and the firm’s workloads.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication and organisational skills together with strong initiative and work ethic.

The duties of the role will include:

  • Legal research and investigation

  • Document drafting

  • Document management

  • Providing general office administrative and clerical support

High IT literacy is required with experience in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

Attention to detail is essential as is the ability to effectively prioritise workflow.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send to by no later than Monday, 17 October 2022:

  • A brief cover letter (no more than half a page)

  • Your CV

  • An up-to-date academic transcript

Essential Beauty | Legal Assistant and Compliance Officer

Legal Assistant and Compliance Officer

We are a national company operating in the beauty industry with over 70 salons and a head office

based in North Adelaide.

• Join one of Australia's most successful franchise companies - based in Adelaide, SA

• Gain experience in the legal framework surrounding the Australian franchise industry in

Australia, skills in considering commercial outcomes when applying legal concepts, and

practice in drafting legal documents and correspondence.

• Dynamic, modern company

• Part of a national team

What are we looking for?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented individual to support the Head Office team as a

Legal Assistant and Compliance Officer. Reporting to the CEO and the In-House Legal Counsel, your

primary responsibilities will include:

• Preparing legal documents

• Maintaining and updating databases of all legal documents

• Undertaking legal research and reporting findings

• Understanding legal requirements and regulation of a franchise system

• Completing legal tasks, such as PPSR registrations and ASIC searches

• Communicating with franchisees

• Assisting with legal and other administrative matters

We are seeking expressions of interest from second or third year law students who have completed contract law and property law at a minimum. Completion of any statutory interpretation or legal

drafting courses would be advantageous.

Essential requirements are:

• Completion of contract law and property law

• Excellent attention to detail, communication and time management skills, particularly under


• A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel

• Corporate presentation and professional attitude

• Ability to work in a team environment

The successful applicant will be employed on a casual basis and will be required to commit 15-20

hours per week at our head office in North Adelaide on an on-going basis. The role can be worked at flexible times and days to accommodate study and exam commitments.

What’s on offer:

• Experience of the legal framework surrounding Australian franchising, including individual

franchise agreements, commercial leases and the Franchising Code of Conduct

• Practice in the application of legal concepts in a commercial context and drafting

correspondence to external stakeholders including franchisees

• A strong team environment

• Salary to be negotiated with the successful applicant

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to by

Tuesday, 18th October 2022.

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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