College of Law Careers Connect Fair The official guide to our exhibitors, partners and part icipant s
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 5.30
Beverages and finger food Opening remarks: Welcome by La Trobe Law Students’ Association
College of Law introduction and the importance of career options
Conclusion of event
ASYLUM SEEKERS RESOURCE CENTRE (ASRC)
BROADMEADOWS LEGAL SERVICE
LIBBY BRENTON, A NITA PLESA & FLORA CULPAN
The A SRC H uman Rights L aw Program p rovides legal a ssistance t o asylum seekers a t a ll s tages o f t he refugee determination p rocess, including at t he Department of Immigration, Refugee Review Tribunal, Federal M agistrates C ourt and t he M inisterial Humanitarian I ntervention s tage. The service i s i ndependent a nd free. O ur program is s taffed b y five f ull t ime s olicitors ( including t he Program Manager) a nd approximately 1 00 v olunteers, including solicitors, b arristers, a cademics a nd l aw students. The L egal Program also e ngages i n p olicy a nd law reform, and campaigns for social justice for a sylum s eekers. Employment o pportunities: N one at p resent. Please watch t he ASRC w ebsite f or advertised p ositions in t he f uture. Volunteering o pportunities: In l ine w ith general volunteering process at A SRC. Please watch t he A SRC w ebsite f or a dvertised volunteer positions in t he f uture. Internships / PLT p lacements: only f or current volunteers
Broadmeadows C ommunity L egal Service (BCLS) i s a generalist centre t hat provides l egal a dvice a nd referrals t o people w ho live, work o r study in t he H ume area. BCLS runs a community l egal education p rogram t o t he community, with a f ocus o n f amily violence a nd newly a rrived m igrants. B CLS has identified family violence a s a p riority a rea of w ork. BCLS has b een r epresented i n a number o f l ocal, r egional a nd s tate committees t o r educe violence against w omen a nd children. I n 1 992, BCLS e stablished one o f t he first I ntervention Order C ourt Support Services i n V ictoria and t he Service continues t o p rovide l egal s upport for a pplicants a ttending the B roadmeadows Magistrates' C ourt t wice a w eek. Students have t he opportunity to b e i nvolved w ith BCLS as paralegal volunteers. P riority i s given t o s tudents who l ive i n t he Hume a rea. BCLS volunteers attend t he Wednesday N ight Service.
ACADEMIA (LA TROBE) MARC TRABSKY Marc Trabsky i s a l ecturer a t L a Trobe U niversity. M arc t eaches i n Intellectual Property law, Foundations of Property L aw and Legal Institutions and M ethod.
COLLEGE OF LAW GEOFF NICHOLSON (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) & FABIAN HORTON (LECTURER) The C ollege of L aw i s recognised as t he national s tandard f or P ractical Legal Training ( PLT) i n A ustralia. O ur b lended program of online coursework and f ace-‐to-‐face i ntensives i s d esigned t o give y ou t he knowledge and practical s kills required f or a career i n practice; rather than just a ‘tick t he b ox’ e xercise t o q ualify f or admission. We have full-‐time and part-‐time courses commencing t hroughout t he y ear. Our PLT program i s f ully accredited b y t he C ouncil of L egal Education s o you can b e confident of d irect admission i n V ictoria. More Information Read more about Practical Legal Training with The College of Law www.collaw.edu.au/plt You can also speak with our Student Services team on 1300 856 111 or email email@example.com
ERNST & YOUNG (EY) AMANDA KARAFILIS & BEN WHITE Start y our career w ith t he m ost globally i ntegrated of t he Big 4 professional s ervices organisations. We provide our clients w ith fresh i nsight and analysis, helping organisations t o m anage risk, address i ssues and capitalise on opportunities. That m eans y ou’ll b e exposed t o i nteresting projects w ith l ocal and global clients across Assurance, Tax, Transaction A dvisory Services or A dvisory. Graduate P rogram Put y our knowledge t o t he t est. Build y our t echnical s kills. Expand your network. A s a graduate, y ou’ll connect and s hare w ith y our talented global peers and l earn f rom s enior l eaders. G et e arly responsibility, s upport and t raining. G ain confidence and t echnical skills t hrough new e xperiences w ith l eading clients i n d ifferent industries. A pplications are now open and w ill close on M onday, 24 March 2014. Vacationer P rogram You’re curious and m otivated. What are y our options? The d ecisions you’ll m ake, t he w ay y ou t ackle l ife all point t o m ore. To d oing real client w ork and gaining new s kills; t o b eing e xposed t o a variety of professional e xperiences; t o f inding out m ore about u s and w here your f uture could l ie. Impress u s d uring y our program and y ou m ay secure a graduate role. A pplications are now open and w ill close on Monday, 1 4 A pril 2014. Apply a nd d iscover m ore a t: w ww.ey.com/au/careers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Become a fan on F acebook: w ww.facebook.com/eycareers
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STEVEN TUDOR
The D epartment o f Justice i ncludes police, courts, p risons,
emergency services, regulation o f g aming, racing, l iquor licensing, and trade m easurement; a nd victims' s ervices. T he d epartment's activities a lso cover t he drafting o f l egislation a nd t he administration of various t ribunals a nd programs t o protect citizens' rights.
FEDERAL COURT JUDGES’ ASSOCIATION ROSHAN CHAILE Worked a s A ssociate t o t he Honourable Justice Jessup in t he Federal C ourt f rom A ugust 2012 t o January 2 014 and c urrently working a s t he i nterim A ssociate t o t he H onourable Justice G ordon in t he same C ourt until June 2 014, w hen h e w ill commence as t he Associate t o t he H onourable Justice G ageler i n t he H igh C ourt of Australia. NATALIE BURGESS Worked a s A ssociate t o t he H onourable Justice M ortimer. While the C hambers o f e ach Justice differs, the general role of an Associate i n t he Federal C ourt i s t o conduct legal research, a ssist the J udge i n various court d uties, assist i n preparing a nd proofing judgments, and a ssist i n m anaging t he Judge's case docket. These positions a re not generally advertised. A pplications a nd interviews are conducted directly b y e ach i ndividual Judge.
FMC MEDIATION AND COUNSELLING VICTORIA ASTRID HORTER (TEAM LEADER) CHARLENE PEREIRA (DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, TRAINING SERVICES) FMC p rovides m ediation and d ispute r esolution s ervices t o help individuals, c ouples and f amilies facing challenges, s uch a s: -‐relationship i ssues -‐parenting issues -‐separation and d ivorce -‐ conflict a nd financial d ifficulties. FMC o ffers t he V ocational G raduate D iploma i n Family D ispute Resolution ( FDR). FDR i s a specialised f ield of m ediation f or b uilding positive, practical and s ustainable o utcomes for f amilies, e specially where c hildren are involved. The next course commences 1 August 2014. Applications close 27 June. Further i nformation can be s ourced f rom our w ebsite www.mediation.com.aus
JUSTICE CONNECT SARI BAIRD, JIM HORSELY & ALAN YANG Justice C onnect a ssists d isadvantaged i ndividuals w ho a re i neligible for legal aid and c annot a fford a l awyer, and community groups with public i nterest o bjectives, t o o btain f ree l egal a ssistance. We also u ndertake l egal e ducation and l aw a nd policy r eform a imed a t improving access t o justice. We work closely w ith l awyers t o build and strengthen a commitment t o t he pro b ono e thos and t o s upport them t o u ndertake pro b ono w ork. There a re t wo core e lements t o o ur w ork. Justice C onnect r eceives a nd assesses requests f or pro b ono l egal assistance a nd refers t hem t o pro b ono s olicitors a nd barristers through o ur Referral Program, w hich in V ictoria includes l awyers who are part o f t he pro b ono p rograms of t he L aw Institute o f Victoria and t he V ictorian Bar. We also offer i nnovative a nd sustainable p rograms t hat t arget t he unmet l egal needs of particular c lient g roups: • N ot-‐for-‐profit L aw -‐ a specialist l egal s ervice f or not-‐for-‐ profit community o rganisations, providing i nformation, t raining, advice a nd pro b ono r eferrals, operating i n N SW a nd Victoria. • M OSAIC ( Migrant O utreach Services -‐ A dvice, Information and C ommunity Education) -‐ f or recently s ettled m igrants, asylum seekers and r efugees in inner w estern Sydney • H omeless L aw -‐ f or clients e xperiencing homelessness o r at risk o f homelessness, operating at nine o utreach s ites i n M elbourne • Seniors L aw -‐ f or older clients w ith a l egal i ssue associated with ageing, i ncluding e lder a buse, operating at four o utreach sites in M elbourne Sometimes our w ork r eveals laws o r p olicies t hat cause o r perpetuate d isadvantage, or w hich are u nduly complex. We engage with l aw and policy m akers t o help i mprove t hese l aws. O ur l aw and policy reform work is b ased o n e vidence drawn f rom o ur casework and uses t he s tories of our clients g ive t hem a voice a nd highlight the n eed f or change.
JUSTICE CONNECT (CONT) Employment opportunities a vailable to s tudents We do not have formal e mployment o pportunities a vailable t o students after completing a volunteer o r P LT p lacement. Employment o pportunities come about a s the need arises. Please keep an eye o n o ur job board v ia our w ebsite -‐ http://www.justiceconnect.org.au/jobs Application deadlines Any application d eadlines w ill be detailed o n o ur jobs b oard page via our w ebsite -‐ http://www.justiceconnect.org.au/jobs Any links for students to find m ore information http://justiceconnect.org.au/ Video about Justice C onnect From C learing t o Connectinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpbEuGaxUCk MAGISTRATES’ COURT OF VICTORIA BENJAMIN LUKER (LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT) The M agistrates' C ourt o f V ictoria has a l ong and proud history of providing justice f or t he people of V ictoria i n l ocal and regional Courts across t he State. The C ourt's objective i s t o provide an efficient, m odern and responsive C ourt of s ummary jurisdiction designed t o m eet t he needs of t he community. The M agistrates’ Court i s t he b usiest court i n V ictoria, w ith 5 3 d ifferent l ocations around V ictoria and handling approximately 9 0% of all cases, which come b efore V ictorian courts e ach y ear.
The C ourt d eals w ith about 250,000 criminal and civil cases every y ear. The M agistrates' C ourt of V ictoria covers t he main areas of: -‐Criminal M atters and Traffic O ffences -‐Money C laims and C ivil D isputes -‐Family L aw -‐Family V iolence and Intervention O rders -‐Fines and P enalties, i ncluding t he Infringements C ourt -‐Specialist C ourt Jurisdictions, i ncluding t he D rug C ourt and Koori C ourt Employment opportunities Court R egistrars A growing percentage of court s taff have completed or a completing l aw d egree as part of career progression. Court R egistrars provide administrative s upport t o t he Victorian C ourt s ystem, w hich has s ites t hroughout V ictoria. Becoming a C ourt R egistrar requires an e xtensive t raining period, w hich i ncludes f ormal s tudy t ogether w ith on-‐the-‐ job l earning. Application deadlines a nd l inks: The M CV recruits statewide all interested applicants s hould look at all relevant m aterial on t he M CV w ebsite and contact us a t t he L DU. Contacts L earning and D evelopment U nit Tel: 9 032 0 907 GPO Box 8 82 Melbourne V IC 3 001 Email: email@example.com
OFFICE OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS (OPP) RACHEL LENDERS & CHRIS COX About t he O PP The prosecution o f s erious crime i n V ictoria i s jointly u ndertaken by the D irector of Public Prosecutions ( DPP), t he OPP and t he C rown Prosecutors C hambers. Each is i ndependent of government and t hey work t ogether t o prosecute serious crime o n b ehalf o f t he people of V ictoria i n t he County and S upreme C ourts. The O PP s taff assist t he D PP prosecuting s erious offences s uch a s: murder, m ajor sex o ffences, drug t rafficking, m ajor commercial crime, occupational h ealth a nd safety m atters involving death o r serious injury and corruption i nvolving police o r l awyers Our G oals are t o d eliver q uality p rosecution s ervices, achieve just outcomes e fficiently, e nhance r esponsiveness o f t he prosecution service t o victims of crime, Influence policy a nd law reform and deliver s trong governance a nd professional capability. Working at t he O PP Employment w ith t he O PP provides b enefits a ssociated w ith working i n a l arge, criminal legal practice, a longside the f lexibility provided b y t he V ictorian Public Service. OPP Solicitors w ork from the h ead o ffice in Melbourne’s court precinct and r egional office i n Geelong. The O PP’s legal practice o ffers t he o pportunity t o w ork i n a range o f criminal p rosecution areas. OPP s olicitors w ork i n s pecialist d irectorates t hat d eal with homicide, culpable d riving, d rugs, o rganised crime, commercial crime, s ex offences, m ental i mpairment, a dvocacy, e arly resolution, corruption, p roceeds of crime, a ppeals a nd policy a nd advice.
Junior s olicitors are m entored t o t aken on a broad r ange of responsibilities ranging f rom preparing l egal a dvice t o i nstructing crown prosecutors a nd e xternal counsel. Further i nformation: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For i nformation on job opportunities go t o: www.opp.vic.gov.au www.careers.vic.gov.au
PROGRESSIVE LAW NETWORK (PLN) SOPHIE BROWN (CITY BRANCH CO-‐CONVENOR), OLIVIA MCMILLAN & DANIELLE TRABSKI The Progressive L aw N etwork i s a not-‐for-‐profit network of students, lawyers and community leaders. O ur o bjective i s t o promote social and environmental justice t hrough t he law. We d o this t hrough an annual conference, m ember e vents and p ublic seminars. We support social justice careers t hrough t he creation of internships a nd public i nterest careers advice. A s a volunteer r un organisation, m embers contribute t hrough l eadership a nd committee p ositions. S ee our Facebook page o r c ontact u s via email f or further i nformation about h ow y ou c an g et i nvolved. Careers Guide in conjunction w ith t he C astan C entre f or Human Rights: http://www.law.monash.edu.au/castancentre/careers-‐ guide/ E: email@example.com W: progressivelawnetwork.org.au/ Facebook: f acebook.com/pages/Progressive-‐Law-‐ Network/134189213316190 Twitter: t witter.com/ProgressiveLaw
SARAH SHALLIES (ACCOUNTANT ASSURANCE), MEL ALTUNTAS (CONSULTANT -‐ CORPORATE TAX) & DANIEL REDMOND (SENOIR CONSULTANT -‐ CORPORATE TAX). At P wC y ou w ill have e xciting opportunities t o work with a d iverse range of h ighly m otivated people from across our national a nd international network, a nd with clients f rom a broad r ange of industries. The e nvironment i s fast paced and d ynamic, with a strong f ocus on our clients and the m arket. O ur p eople a re proactive, hands o n, a nd agile i n t he way t hey a pproach business issues a nd deliver t ailored s olutions t o our clients.
Leveraging local a nd international e xpertise, w e provide b usiness solutions which i nclude t ax a nd legal compliance a nd risk management, t hrough t o advice on planning, structuring and transactional s upport. Understanding o ur clients a nd t heir b usiness i ssues is crucial i n being able t o d evelop and d eliver customised s olutions t o m eet their immediate needs a nd longer t erm s trategic goals. Our L awyers speak t he l anguage o f b usiness, w orking with c lients t o d evelop an understanding o f t heir commercial o bjectives and e xpress advise in commercial t erms. W e bring t ogether t eams of specialist t o w ork alongside clients a s t rusted b usiness a dvisors. Employment O pportunities available t o students: -‐Vacation P rogram -‐Graduate C areers -‐Preview Program Application dates: Vacation P rogram: O PEN ( Our campus r ecruiters start r eviewing applications a s soon as t hey o pen a nd t here are no o fficial closing d ates for o ur V acation Program (unless s pecified below). O nce w e have f illed o ur r oles, a pplications will close.) Graduate C areers: [For t he f ew remaining graduate roles, P wC w ill be hiring graduates t hrough channels t ypically used in e xperienced hire recruitment ( such as L inkedIn and o ther s ocial m edia c hannels, university engagement and d irect t argeting for n iche s kills and university degree backgrounds).] Preview P rogram: TBD ( Applications o pen in July) Student C areers website: http://www.pwc.com.au/careers/student
RED CROSS (IHL SECTION) JESSICA HAZELWOOD & ALEXANDRA EAVES The International C ommittee o f t he Red C ross has been t he 'guardian' o f the G eneva C onventions governing t he l aws of armed conflict. I nternational H umanitarian Law i s t he basis of t he International R ed C ross a nd R ed C rescent Movement. A s 'guardian' of t he G eneva C onventions, national R ed C ross a nd R ed C rescent Societies, along w ith g overnment s ignatories, have had a u nique mandate t o d isseminate t hese l aws t o t he community. T he dissemination o f I nternational Humanitarian L aw h as t herefore been a c ore f unction of t he national o ffice of t he A ustralian R ed . Cross, w hich responds t o changes i n t hese l aws and p rotocols. International H umanitarian L aw, aims t o l imit the s uffering o f victims o f armed conflict a nd prevent atrocities, i t p rotects t hose who are not, o r a re n o l onger f ighting and r estricts t he m eans a nd methods o f w arfare. There a re voluntary opportunities with A RC i n t he IHL department – research a nd administrative.
THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SOLICITOR (AGS) CATHRYN MOORE, ZOE KENT & HUGH CROSTHWAITE. The A ustralian G overnment Solicitor ( AGS) i s t he l eading provider of legal s ervices t o t he C ommonwealth G overnment, s pecialising i n public l aw ( including constitutional, administrative and regulatory practices) and e xtensive commercial l aw s ervices. Starting y our l egal career w ith A GS m eans w orking w ith s ome of A ustralia’s f oremost legal m inds of m atters of national s ignificance. Positions i n t he 2015 A GS N ational G raduate P rogram w ill b e available i n a number of t he A GS offices ( there i s an office i n e ach capital city, i ncluding M elbourne) and applications w ill b e open f rom 4 M arch t o 1 8 A pril 2014. A GS also runs w inter clerkships f or students i n t heir penultimate y ear of s tudy. For m ore i nformation or t o apply, visit t he http://www.ags.gov.au/employment/graduate-‐employment.html.
THE CORONERS COURT OF VICTORIA
SARAH GEBERT (PRINCIPLE IN-‐HOUSE SOLICITOR) & MS NISHA JHOLL (CORONER’S SOLICITOR)
A c oroner's r ole is t o i nvestigate all reportable d eaths i n V ictoria. I ncluded CATHY KNELLER (GRADUATE RECRUITMENT OFFICER) & JAMES MURRIE are d eaths w hich are violent, u nexpected or where t he death o ccurs i n police c ustody. A coronial i nvestigation i s g uided b y l egislation ( Coroners Russell K ennedy d elivers e xpert legal s olutions. We have a g enuine Act 2 008) and r equires a coroner t o d etermine, i f p ossible, t he i dentity o f understanding o f, and s ignificant e xpertise w ithin o ur a reas o f f ocus. We the d eceased, t he cause o f death a nd t he circumstances i n w hich t he build strong, l ong t erm r elationships with our people a nd our clients. W e death occurred ( in s ome cases). provide t he r ight p eople and r esources t o h elp our clients a chieve t heir objectives. We are a s ize w here e ach p erson counts. Where e very The coroner a lso has a role in assisting, w here possible, with t he reduction employee i s valued and w here t heir contribution has a n i mpact. of p reventable d eaths i n V ictoria. T here a re a number of o pportunities f or solicitors at t he C ourt. Each coroner has a s olicitor t o a ssist t hem carry o ut Our areas of p ractice i nclude: C ommercial & C orporate A dvisory, D ispute their work. In addition, there a re i n-‐house s olicitors w ho assist coroners i n Resolution, P roperty & D evelopment, Government, P lanning & matters w here a conflict has been i dentified a nd t he C ourt i s u nable t o u se Environment, WorkSafe, W orkplace Relations, Employment & Safety, the P olice C oronial s upport U nit. Public L aw, L itigation & A ged C are. Positions are available a s vacancies arise. Further i nformation can be Website: http://www.rk.com.au obtained f rom w ww.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au.
VICTORIAN BAR MELBOURNE (VICBAR) BELINDA FRANJIC, SIMON PITT, IAN HORAK, KYLIE WESTON-‐SCHEUBER & STEVEN LOWRY The V ictorian Bar i s a private, voluntary, s elf-‐funded, non-‐profit professional association of b arristers w ho practise i n V ictoria, i n all areas of l aw. The w ork of t he b arrister i s b uilt on t he proud t radition of providing s trong and i ndependent l egal representation and advice without f ear or f avour t o all i n t he community. The Student Engagement C ommittee of t he V ictorian Bar w as formed i n 2010 w ith t he objective of “demystifying” t he Bar. The Committee w orks t o provide s tudents w ith a b etter u nderstanding of t he w ork of t he Bar, and of t he pathways t o b ecoming a barrister. The C ommittee i nvites i nterested s tudents t o visit our w eb page, which can b e f ound at http://www.vicbar.com.au/about-‐ us/information-‐for-‐students
THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT SOLICITORS OFFICE (VGSO) ALANA HILL (HUMAN RESOURCE ADVISOR) & MARY SCALZO (MANAGING PRINCIPLE SOLICITOR & LA TROBE ALUMNI) VGSO is t he primary s ource of l egal s ervices t o t he V ictorian State Government a nd its s tatutory authorities, V GSO provides s trategic advice a nd practical l egal s olutions. VGSO offers solicitors an e xcellent opportunity t o w ork a cross a diverse r ange of challenging a dvice and l itigation m atters. Website: http://vgso.vic.gov.au
VICTORIA LEGAL AID (VLA) JACKIE MANSIE (RESOURCING COORDINATOR), KATHERINE MINETT & JESSICA THOM (NEW LAWYERS PROGRAM & LA TROBE ALUMNI) WEBSITE: ADDRESS: PHONE: EMAIL:
www.legalaid.vic.gov.au 350 Q ueen Street, M elbourne 03 9 269 0 193 firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria L egal A id helps people w ith t heir l egal problems. We focus on helping and protecting t he rights of s ocially and economically d isadvantaged V ictorians. We are a l eading and responsible f orce f or community access to t he l egal s ystem and f or s ocial justice. With over 5 00 s taff and 1 4 offices, w e are t he l argest and most accessible criminal l aw, f amily l aw, y outh l aw and human rights practice i n V ictoria. Our O ffices: Melbourne, Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Bendigo, Broadmeadows, Dandenong, Frankston, G eelong, H orsham, M orwell, Ringwood, Shepparton, Sunshine, Warrnambool
Additional information on vacancies and how to apply is available from our website: http://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/about-‐us/careers
VICTORIAN LAW REFORM COMMISSION (VLRC) MARTIN WIMPOLE (POLICY AND RESEARCH OFFICER) & MICHAEL ADAMS The V ictorian L aw R eform C ommission i s an i ndependent, government-‐funded organisation t hat d evelops, reviews and recommends reform of V ictoria's s tate l aws. The C ommission has a charter t o consult w ith t he community and advise t he V ictorian Attorney-‐General on how t o i mprove and u pdate V ictorian l aws. The C ommission d oes not have a f ormal graduate program, b ut positions s uitable t o l aw graduates d o s ometimes arise. Further i nformation i s available at: w ww.lawreform.vic.gov.au
VICTORIA POLICE INSPECTOR MARK KEEN, SERGEANT LIAM GARDNER & SERGEANT BELINDA COWLEY Victoria Police is a large organisation employing more than 15,761 people including police members, public servants, protective services officers, forensic scientists and other specialists. The duties performed by a police officer are diverse, stimulating and challenging. A career with Victoria Police may include performing duties as a Police Prosecutor. Police Prosecutors conduct legal research and present cases on behalf of Victoria Police and victims in the Magistrates', Children's and Coroners Courts. Police recruits must complete a 33 week training phase, before being deployed as a General Duties Police Officer to a police station in Victoria. After completing the two year Probationary period, Constables are eligible to apply for a position as a Police Prosecutor with a starting salary of $62,562. Further information o n t he r ecruitment p rocess is located o nline at http://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au/