Legal Development Program

The ODPP employs recent graduates as part of the Legal Development Program. We look for talented and enthusiastic individuals who have a desire to succeed and make a difference.

What we offer

• Full time (35 hours per week) paid practical legal experience in criminal prosecutions for a period of up to 12 months

• Experience in working with senior lawyers and Crown Prosecutors

• Ongoing on the job training and access to professional development 

• Formal feedback, mentoring and informal networking

• Excellent working conditions including flexible work practices

• Challenging work that makes a difference

The Legal Development Program will provide opportunities to develop and enhance:

  • Organisational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Legal research skills
  • Legal drafting and written communication
  • Knowledge of criminal law, practice and procedure
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork skills

Eligibility and Conditions

• You are eligible to undertake the program if you have completed the coursework component of the College of Law’s Practical Legal Training Program (or its equivalent) or would have completed it prior to commencing the program

• You are eligible to undertake the program if you have completed, are currently undertaking or have not started the work experience component of the College of Law’s Practical Legal Training Program (or its equivalent). Those participants who have completed the work experience component need to have done so within 12 months immediately preceding the date of application

• To be assessed for suitability to undertake the program, you will need to address the selection criteria as outlined in the advertisement. Competitive selection will be applied

• The program is available in our Sydney and Sydney West locations on a full-time, 35 hours per week basis, for a period up to 12 months

How to apply

Positions are advertised on an ad hoc basis. When available, these positions will be advertised on www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

Please note that applications are only accepted for advertised positions.

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Contact

For further information on the Legal Development Program, email: HumanResources@odpp.nsw.gov.au

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