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At Leo Cussen, we believe that practical legal training (PLT) should be just that – practical. We build your skills and confidence with a mentoring program you won’t find elsewhere. We provide small group training – to provide the finest practical training experience.

Here’s some reasons why you should take Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussen:

* Highly practical course – offered online, onsite and part-time

* An outstanding reputation – Leo Cussen has offered practical legal training courses since 1974

* Career support – dedicated Graduate Placement and Careers Advisor to help with job search and preparation

* Online course – online blended learning with 13 dynamic days of intensive, personalised, face-to-face training

* Onsite course – we offer the only full-time onsite course in Victoria. In our onsite course, we find your professional placement for you

* Personalised mentoring – comprehensive feedback and support, with regular one-on-one feedback on your work as you do it

* Small group training – we believe in offering the finest practical training experience, with plenty of personalised support

* Develop excellent advocacy skills – through compulsory civil and criminal file work

* Gain strong legal business skills – run your own files, maintain client contact, meet deadlines and bill clients in practical settings

* No theoretical exams – ‘learn by doing’, with continuous practical assessments

* Develop strong networks – with peers and those in the legal profession

* Our graduates – work in a wide range of legal and professional environments in Australia and overseas

* Satisfaction* – 96% of our graduates are highly satisfied with the course and state that it has given them the confidence to work in legal practice

* Graduate Survey Data 2018

Type of Organisation

Practical Legal Training (PLT) Provider

Areas of law practiced

  • Provider of Practical Legal Training
Residency requirements for candidates wishing to apply
  • Australian Citizens
  • Australian Permanent Residents
  • International Students with a right to study in Australia
Candidates we would like to meet
  • First year students
  • Final year students
  • Graduates
  • Postgraduate students
  • Penultimate year students
  • Third year student
  • Second year students

Diversity and Inclusion

Our organisation encourages applications from the following Diversity Groups:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Military veterans
  • Refugees
  • Mature age candidates
  • People with a Disability
  • LGBTI candidates

Programs offered

  • PLT Training (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) to law graduates, leading to admission as a solicitor.
Professional Qualifications offered

Practical legal training leading to admission as a solicitor.

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