The Virtual Sydney Law Careers Fair was held on Friday April 3rd 2020 between 11:00am - 2:00pm AEST.
Thank you to the 35 exhibitors, 971 students and the dedicated support team that made this fair a success.
Feel free to keep exploring the exhibitors below.
This virtual fair is proudly hosted by the Law Society of New South Wales.
According to the Law Society of New South Wales, more than 70 percent of solicitors in the state work for private law firms, making this the largest legal sector. Lawyers in private practice tend to focus on three types of work: transactional, advisory and litigious.
An in-house lawyer is employed by a corporation. Unlike lawyers in commercial firms, who work for a variety of clients, in-house lawyers are responsible only for the legal requirements of, and can only provide legal advice to, their direct employer.
In addition to obtaining a law degree, a graduate who wishes to practice as a solicitor in Australia must complete practical legal training (PLT). While a law degree provides a theoretical understanding of the law, practical legal training provides law graduates with the requisite knowledge and skills to perform the day-to-day tasks of a legal practitioner.
Government lawyers are qualified solicitors and barristers who act on the behalf of, and give legal advice to, government ministers and agencies. The government sector includes all the jobs in public service, distributed among the governmental agencies and public bodies of Australia.
Get to know these associations and professional bodies. They'll be invaluable to you as you embark on your law career. You can meet with representatives from each organisation during the virtual fair by clicking on their booth when it opens below.