All vacant positions at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) are advertised on this website. Current available positions are listed below. 

 Practical Legal Training Placements

PIAC is seeking to engage up to three individuals for Practical Legal Training (PLT) placements. The placements are unpaid but reasonable travel costs are reimbursed. 

PLTs are supervised by a Senior Solicitor within our strategic litigation team, and have an opportunity to work with lawyers and policy officers across our organisation.

The major projects currently being undertaken by PIAC with a strong legal component include the generalist strategic litigation practice and the Indigenous Justice Program.
PIAC’s strategic litigation team conduct high impact strategic litigation that achieves positive outcomes for significant groups of disadvantaged people. We bring test cases that create important legal precedents that protect human rights and promote social justice for disadvantaged people.

The Volunteer PLT Placement contributes to the provision of a successful, innovative, and responsive legal practice through assisting with PIAC’s telephone information and advice service and with PIAC’s litigation and associated policy and law reform, training and administrative work.

We accept students who have completed or are close to completion of their law degree, and we ask PLTs to commit to a minimum of 3 days per week, for a minimum of 60 days in total.

Applications should address the selection criteria contained within the position description below.

For further information please contact Senior Solicitor Julia Mansour by email on

Applications close 9 June. Commencement late June/early July.

Practical Legal Training Placement position description