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LAW3602 Community Legal Practice
Credit Points: 15
LAW3107 Law of Trusts
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This unit is a workplace practicum and is designed to provide selected students with the opportunity to learn and experience first hand many of the generic skills necessary for the responsible and successful practice of the law, including interviewing skills and problem solving, legal research and analysis, file management, oral and written communication skills and the use of information technology.  Under the supervision of qualified legal practitioners, students will assist in the delivery of legal services, allowing students to apply much of the theoretical knowledge acquired in other law units.  Students will also learn about the practical and ethical aspects of giving legal advice including management of client expectations and confidentiality, and will be encouraged to reflect upon the adequacy of the law within a social context.  Reflecting the School of Law and Justice's commitment to social justice, the unit is conducted in association with the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre (Inc), which is committed to developing and maintaining a quality legal service that ensues access and equality to the community in the northern suburbs of Perth in the areas of family law, tenant advocacy, elder abuse and criminal law.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
V72Bachelor of Laws
K50Bachelor of Laws
V73Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009