Why Choose Leo Cussen for PLT in South Australia?

Personalised Mentoring
Throughout each rotation you will be guided by your mentor. Your mentor is an experienced lawyer who will provide you with personalised coaching and help develop skills and values for reflective practice.

Your Placement Organised for You
Take advantage of our extensive network of industry partners and let us find your required work placement for you. *Extra fee applies.

Dedicated Career Advisors
Launch your legal career with help from Leo Cussen’s specialist legal careers team. There for you when you need them, get dedicated careers support during and after you complete your PLT.

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How to Be the Whole Lawyer

Develop the capabilities of the Whole Lawyer – four skills that employers want in new lawyers.

These four capabilities are developed through different and complementary parts of our course.

(1) Technical Capability (TQ)
Technical Capability is developed throughout the PLT course where you will run client matters across a range of practice areas, while being supported by expert legal practitioners.

(2) Human Skills (EQ)
Human skills are developed and appraised through immersive learning with a focus on the people skills required for effective client interaction, negoation, and advocacy. This includes the option to be seconded as part of your PLT program to work with real clients as a paralegal with Anika Legal.

(3) Character (CQ)
Character is developed through a 20-week full-time or 30-week part-time program of mentoring with a focus on ethics, professionalism, and reflective practice. During this time, you will work closely with your mentor – an experienced lawyer – who will act as a guide through the course and a sounding board as you look to enter the profession.

(4) Adaptability (AQ)
Adaptability is developed through the Leo Justice Lab. The Leo Justice Lab is undertaken by every Leo Cussen graduate. You’ll work in a team to apply your knowledge to a real access-to-justice problem faced by a partner organisation. You’ll be taught and appraised on methods and mindsets for innovation, including legal tech awareness, critical thinking, and collaborative problem-solving, which you’ll use as you enter the profession.

 

You can view more course details here.

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Meet our mentors

Leo Cussen's mentors are highly experienced lawyers who will support you throughout your PLT course and prepare you for your legal career.

Desi Vlahos

Mentor & Lawyer, Mental Health First Aid Instructor

LLB, GradDipEd, GradCertLS, Cert III Fitness Training, Australian Legal Practitioner

dvlahos@leocussen.edu.au

George Bartzis

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB, LLM, PDLP, Cert IV TAE Australian Legal Practitioner

gbartzis@leocussen.edu.au

Robin Huang

Mentor & Lawyer

BSc, JD, GDLP, Australian Legal Practitioner

rhuang@leocussen.edu.au
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One Course. Two Learning Modes.

With two study formats available, you can study your way.

Blended Learning 

Mostly self-paced online, plus 10 days of immersive face-to-face learning onsite.

Get the best of both worlds. Enjoy the flexibility of online training, with some face-to-face learning where you’ll receive instant, in-person feedback from our instructors and network with other law grads in Adelaide.

The 10 days of interactive face-to-face learning are mandatory and held on specific dates onsite. To find the attendance dates, please check the course dates page.

100% Online Learning

Mostly self-paced online, plus 8 days of immersive face-to-face sessions via video conferencing.

Giving you the flexibility to work at your own pace, you can complete your PLT from wherever you’re located.

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"Leo Cussen’s practical legal training course exceeded my expectations on almost every level. The excellent quality of mentorship, support and feedback I received throughout the course as well as their ‘hands on approach’ helped me gain the required understanding, knowledge, skills and practical experience to enter the workforce."

Samuel Legge - Leo Cussen PLT Graduate

2023 Course Dates - Full Time

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Online / Blended

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30 January – 16 June 2023

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27 March – 11 August 2023

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Online

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22 May – 6 October 2023

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31 July – 15 December 2023

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Online / Blended

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25 September – 8 March 2024

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Online

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4 December – 17 May 2024

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2023 Course Dates - Part Time

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Online

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20 February – 15 September 2023

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Online / Blended

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20 March – 13 October 2023

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Online

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21 August – 12 April 2024

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Online

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27 November – 19 July 2024

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