Note: Funding for the Regional, Rural and Remote Practical Legal Training Project ended in December 2016. The project is no longer accepting applications. All students that applied prior to this time have been placed. NACLC is currently reviewing the program and considering options for its continuation. To read more about the Project's wind down, please click here.
The Project is funded by the Australian Attorney General’s Department and has been developed to support and facilitate graduate lawyers in securing their Practical Legal Training placements at legal assistance services across regional, rural and remote Australia.
The project is run by ta small project team within the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC). We are committed to answering your questions within 48 hours. Please contact us if you have any questions about the project or your suitability for placement in a legal assistance service.
The current shortage of lawyers in many parts of rural Australia has major implications for access to justice. In raising awareness about legal needs and legal practice opportunities in regional, rural and remote areas the project hopes to target potential legal practitioners and support them in accessing the diverse and rewarding employment experiences and the different range of clients and legal problems legal assistance services provide.
(The RRR PLT project is funded by the Australian Attorney General's Department. It began in 2008 and is delivered by the National Association of Community Legal Centres.)
What are the benefits of undertaking a RRR PLT placement?
Hear from Annie about her placement at Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre (NRCLC).
To hear feedback from Shawni, another law graduate who undertook her placement at NRCLC, please visit here.