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Other Opportunities: The Judge Bob Bellear “Legal Pathways” Program

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The Judge Bob Bellear 'Legal Career Pathways' Program was established in 2007 and is administered by the Aboriginal Services Unit within Legal Aid NSW. The program offers: 

  • Scholarships for Aboriginal secondary school students to help continue their studies beyond year 10 and complete the Higher School Certificate with a view to embarking on tertiary education.
  • Cadetships program for Aboriginal law students for full-time undergraduate law students to provide support in obtaining a law degree through financial assistance and a paid work placement of 12 weeks each year.
  • Professional Legal Placements program which enables law graduates to complete their practical legal training to gain admission into legal practice; and provides subsequent temporary employment to gain further work experience.
  • Career Development program for Aboriginal law graduates. This program involves a two year placement in two legal practice areas for law graduates who have completed Practical Legal Training and whom are eligible for admission into legal practice.
  • Identified positions for recruitment of an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander, including Legal Officers, Legal Support Officers and other administrative positions.
  • Support for the program is provided by the Aboriginal Services Unit including:
    • An Aboriginal Staff Network
    • Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training for all staff 

To learn more about this program please visit the Legal Aid website


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