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To enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Leo Cussen, please click on the link below. If you need assistance, please give us a call on 1300 039 031 or email enrolment@leocussen.edu.au and we’d love to help you!

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You've finished law school, it's time for lawyer school!

When you complete your training with Leo Cussen you are investing in your future career.  Our course is designed to give you more preparation so you are confident to begin your legal career.

More Career Support
You’ll work with our dedicated full time Careers Advisor to support your job placement and preparation.

More Mentoring
You’ll receive comprehensive feedback and personalised support from your lawyer mentor, with regular one-on-one guidance as you work.  Our mentors are allocated small groups so they provide detailed, timely and truly individual support throughout the program.

More Confidence
We’ll help you build your confidence through continuous practical assessment and individual feedback on your progress. No exams.  Our graduate survey data from 2019 confirms that 96% of our students are highly satisfied with the course and state that it has given them the confidence to work in legal practice.

More Legal Skills
You’ll experience thorough and personalised training in client communication, negotiation and advocacy.  You’ll receive instruction from current practitioners who are experts in their field in every practice area topic. So whether its criminal, family, commercial or any other area or you’ll be learning what is happening right now in that area of law.

More Business Skills
You’ll run your own files from start to finish, learning effective client engagement, management of deadlines, how to deal with lawyers for the other party and how to time cost or value price your matter, so you’ll be ready to run your own files as soon as your start practicing as a lawyer.

 

 

Learn by doing at Leos

Learning by doing

Our Practical Legal Training is all about ‘learning by doing’. You’ve learned a lot about legal theory at law school.  At Leo Cussen we’ll teach you everything you need to know about the practice of law.  You’ll learn how to analyse a client’s problem, provide written and oral advice, draft legal documents and negotiate with other parties. You’ll be working on complete interactive simulated files, which means you run the file from opening instructions to the closing letter. You’ll participate in settlements, negotiations, signings and court hearings.

Whichever study method you choose, you will learn through:

  • a carefully designed mix of small group classroom instruction and self-directed learning
  • participation in authentic simulations reflecting the work you’ll do in practice
  • one-on-one and group mentoring with an experienced legal practitioner
  • practical career preparation scaffolded throughout our course so you are confident to apply for your dream job as you complete your PLT.

Invest in your career with Leo Cussen

Leo Cussen’s training goes beyond the minimum requirements of the National Competency Standards for Entry Level Lawyers so you are well equipped with knowledge, skills and confidence to exercise choice as you enter the legal profession.

Employers love Leo’s graduates because they are ready to hit the ground running when they get started in practice!

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