Traineeship Programs (Supervised Workplace Training)
Leo Cussen Centre for Law helps firms and legal practices understand and comply with the Traineeship requirements of the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2008 [PDF 3,246KB]. Trainees attending our programs receive guided and intensive training from friendly, supportive and expert legal practitioners.
The Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2008 [PDF 3,246KB] replaced Articles of Clerkship with Traineeships (Supervised Workplace Training) from 1 July 2008. There are now three alternatives open to employers who are considering Traineeships:
- An approved provider, such as the Leo Cussen Centre for Law, conducts training in Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Lawyer’s Skills and Risk Management and the employer arranges training in all the other mandatory and elective topics required.
- An approved provider, such as the Leo Cussen Centre for Law, conducts training in the above plus all or some of the mandatory and required elective topics.
- An approved provider such as Leo Cussen Centre for Law conducts training in all or some of the mandatory and elective topics, by agreement, at your premises.
Trainees are formally assessed against the National Competency Standards for Entry Level Lawyers [PDF 68KB].