06
Jul 2016

1. Mail/courier management 

You’ll be the one printing off all the incoming correspondence, or sorting the outgoing correspondence into envelopes to go to their recipients – that is, if your workplace hasn’t moved totally electronic, in which case, you’ll be the one filtering out the emails that come to the generic address to the appropriate people. You’ll also be responsible for distributing incoming mail to the relevant staff member, and making sure things that were supposed to arrive, have, and chasing them up if they haven’t. 

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22
Jun 2016

“I’m Leanne, and I’m in my second last semester.” I announced to my first Property and Securities tutorial just a few weeks ago… “When I graduate, I'm not sure I want to be a lawyer.” 

Met with stares of disbelief and awe, my variation of the standard format introduction was far from conventional. This was perhaps the first time I had been truly honest about my current intentions - previously cloaked by a sense of shame, and application of the sunk-cost theory. 

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01
Jun 2016

I'm sure you've got plenty a link to Ted talks in the text-thread with your mother because she's just discovered Youtube and she wants you to know that you should stop playing video games or seize the day... you get the picture. We don't mean to replace your mother but we might supplement your watch list with some interesting tidbits that you might actually find useful. These Ted talks are short, snappy and particularly relevant to pimping your interview game. Take a few minutes to watch these in the time leading up to clerkship interview season and you're sure to score the job. 

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30
May 2016


One of the initiatives that came out of the Budget 2016-17 was the Prepare-Trial-Hire (PaTH) Programme, designed to help young job-seekers move off welfare and into employment. The Government plans to invest $752 million into this, will it work?

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24
May 2016

Source: Mostly average joe 

Like many before me, I defected from the legal world on completion of my law degree. Although I fretted constantly that I had wasted an extra two years at university (and a landed a sizeable HECS debt), I can now honestly say that a law degree is a very useful qualification in the professional world – even if you’re not a lawyer. Below I share how I’ve used my degree in my day job as a public policy analyst, and have won a few arguments along the way!

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19
May 2016

In the fourth installment for the CLC series, Jess Awad speaks to Andrea Staunton from the Peninsula Community Legal Centre about her  experience working for a community legal centre.

 

What were you doing before you become a part of PCLC?

Immediately prior to joining the staff team at Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC), I had a six month stint as an unemployed actress! I did casual extras work (sauntering around in the background without delivering lines) for Neighbours and Stingers, and took on a variety of temporary administrative and bookkeeping roles to help pay the bills. 

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