Kimberley Community Legal Service

Being a social work intern in a legal office was a valuable experience for me personally, as I enjoyed working on matters relating to tenancy and also completing projects to assist KCLS with future matters. This experience also highlighted the intersection of different practice fields and the importance of cooperation and between these fields.


Kira Clark, KCLS

My time there reminded me of the reasons I chose to do law, so I could use my skills and capacity to assist others in recognising and asserting their rights. My experience went above and beyond my expectations.

Susan Flynn, KCLS

My time at KCLS was fascinating, challenging and inspiring. The skills you learn at KCLS cannot be adequately explained in a classroom and would benefit any young lawyer or student.​

Susan Flynn, KCLS

I loved working on a variety of matters, each day was different. It was also incredibly beneficial, as it broadened my wealth of knowledge, and helped me determine the areas of law I am best suited to.  I learnt a vital lesson during my internship at KCLS. It is now clear to me that the most important thing about any workplace is its culture.

Maggie MacEvilly, KCLS

My time at KCLS will always remain close to my heart. It has encouraged me to reassess the type of work I want to contribute to society when I graduate. I most definitely will be focussing on attaining a career in the community legal centre sphere. 

Jordan Smyth, KCLS

My expectations were 100% exceeded. I went from initially asking if i could reduce my internship feeling overwhelmed (after the first day) to not only doing a 6-week internship but am now staying on to do casual work as a paralegal.  I saw first-hand what kind of lawyer I aspire to be. Overall, I was proud of myself for stepping up and seeing through my internship, and gaining knowledge and confidence to do tasks.  This has positively impacted not only myself but has been beneficial to my studies.  I am also thankful for the support the Aurora staff provided.

Ricki-Lee Walley, KCLS

My experience in Broome has been a truly defining moment in my law degree and as I set out into the real world it has given me strong direction for my career.

Theo Garrow, KCLS

My experience through Aurora has been life changing and I will always treasure it as a memory. I realise Aurora handles many interns round after round. But I truly cannot express how grateful I am. 

Jordan Smyth, KCLS

This internship has been an eye opening experience on both a professional and personal level.

Tarnia Johnston, KCLS

This internship became a really valuable time for me to grasp the way legal practices are run administratively, understand the holistic nature of community legal work, and gain many of the practical skills central to lawyering that are not covered at law school.

Grace Dudley, KCLS

The best aspect of the placement was the  practical experience. Having this exposure to like-minded people confirmed that I am on the right path and there is a legal life outside of corporate law. This experience has changed my perspective forever, and I really want to pursue a career in community legal center services.

Jordan Smyth, KCLS

It was a very welcoming environment at KCLS and it was so rewarding to get good outcomes for the clients. It was great to develop friendships and work relationships that are meaningful.

Kira Clark, KCLS

I was provided with extensive mentorship and guidance on my practical legal skills. This has truly developed my legal drafting aptitude. I would highly recommend working in a remote area for this exact reason.  On the whole my experience in Kununurra has been poignant.

Jordan Smyth, KCLS

I am grateful I had the chance to be involved in such meaningful work and I feel more inspired than ever to pursue a career in this area

Simone Bova, KCLS