My placement at Aboriginal Legal Service WA in the Kalgoorlie office has been surprising, informative and representative of the larger criminal law issues of the state.
Overall my experience has been incredible and eye-opening. I recommend this internship to anyone who wants to gain further insight into criminal law, or better understanding of rural communities & the systematic issues within the justice system which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people face in Australia.Richa Malaviya, ALSWA
The most rewarding aspects of my placement was when I helped to summarise evidence for trial and prepare a replacement lawyer for trial. It was so rewarding to feel like I had made a significant contribution to our client's case and that it had a successful outcome. My skills and my knowledge have grown immensely in this area.Georgia Kalyniuk, ALSWA
I have learnt so much about cultural sensitivity and understanding and believe that is so invaluable to me personally, and professionally.Yassamin Olson, ALSWA
My expectations of how much I would enjoy the work and how involved I would get to be in actual legal work were far exceeded.Georgia Kalyniuk, ALSWA
I have really enjoyed my internship with ASLWA working in family law unit. The experience was definitely beneficial to my future career aspirations.Fiona Middleton-Gala, ALSWA
I really enjoyed working in Family Law team & they were a fantastic group of individuals. I learnt a great deal about how the Family Law sector worked, how much impact the Department of Child Safety known as DCP in Western Australia has on the lives of Indigenous people & what that has meant for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders people not just in Western Australia but Australia in general.Fiona Middleton-Gala, Social Work intern, ALSWA