Piper Alderman - Law Clerk

The Piper Alderman Difference?

As a Clerk you will be exposed to a supportive and collaborative learning environment which encourages you to balance and blend your university commitments with work experience while completing your degree. Working 2 days a week, and working closely with legal professionals you will get hands on with a variety of interesting, thought provoking tasks within a firm which is genuinely interested in and committed to the development of law clerks and junior staff.

Piper Alderman Rising Lawyers

As a Clerk, you will join our team of Rising Lawyers engaged in a variety of interest groups including: legal development, wellness, business development and professional responsibility. The respective interest groups plan and deliver initiatives which support the development of lawyers in the early stages of their career and reinforce the firm’s overall strategic objectives.

Reporting into industry leading Partners, the key responsibilities within this role will include:

• Researching technical information for current matters
• Gathering and analysing case facts while identifying legal issues and risks
• Drafting emails, correspondence and legal documentation
• Providing general legal assistance to fee earners in the group as required
• Attending and note taking at meetings with clients
• Collating papers for counsel briefings and court hearings and attending with counsel in court
• Developing efficient file procedures and time recording

To be successful in this Law Clerk position, you will have:

• Relevant tertiary study in law and have completed or are in the process of completing a minimum of 60% of 
   your law degree
• Excellent research skills and exceptional attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to draft basic correspondence
• Exceptional organisation skills, time management and attention to detail
• An ability to use initiative and liaise confidently with partners and fee earners
• An ability to digest instructions quickly and produce results

To apply click the apply button below. For related enquiries please contact Aredy Maoudis, HR Manager via email at amaoudis@piperalderman.com.au

Applications close on 5 April 2019.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

Gilchrist Connell - Graduate / Junior Lawyer

Gilchrist Connell is a specialist Insurance, Dispute Resolution and Workplace Relations & Safety firm, operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.

We have a fantastic career opportunity available within our dynamic Sydney office for a junior practitioner. Our high performing team are committed to excellence for our clients as well as managing your own lifestyle and wellbeing; we have high expectations of our work but also an understanding of when to let your hair down and switch off!

Our Sydney team works across exciting insurance matters (mostly defendant side) in Professional Indemnity, Construction, Liability, Cyber & IT, Coverage and Policy Drafting and more. You’ll be exposed to matters with clients who are industry giants and have the opportunity to work across multiple Partners, leading to great diversity of work and experience early on in your career.

Who are you?

  • Either recently graduated, or up to 2 years' post admission experience;

  • You’ll be career focussed with a history of dedication to your studies and your work, and an interest in specialising in insurance law;

  • Any experience in the insurance industry would be highly regarded, but is not essential.

What do we offer you?

No foosball tables sorry, or ball pits, free sushi/salmonella, etc etc. We’re not into cultural gimmicks. What we do offer:

  • Approachable and friendly Partners, whose extensive industry experience and regular coaching will be crucial in developing lifelong skills for you;

  • Responsibility for and meaning in your work. We’re all at work for the majority of our waking hours. You have to enjoy it;

  • Genuine flexibility to manage your time – please, no hanging around in the office to look like you’re working hard. Be efficient, get your work done, and leave to enjoy your personal life.

  • Boxing classes on Mondays - it’s ok to punch your boss here. You won’t want to though. They’re pretty great.

  • A competitive salary.

If this sounds of interest, hit the apply button and please be sure to submit:

  • Your CV;

  • A cover letter; and 

  • Your academic transcript.

The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?

  • How many years' experience do you have as a lawyer?

  • Do you hold a current Australian legal practising certificate?

  • What's your expected annual base salary?

  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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Hall & Wilcox - Sydney Law Graduate Program 2020

Who are we?

Hall & Wilcox is a pre-eminent independent business law firm with one of the fastest growing partnerships in Australia. We are a firm of more than 650 people, including over 75 partners. We act nationally for Australian-based clients and multinational clients with Australian interests and we act for over 20% of Australia's top 100 companies.

Our leadership team was recognised by winning Managing Partner of the Year at the 2015 and 2017 Australian Law Awards and the firm was named as WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in 2019.

What is important to us?

At Hall & Wilcox, we practise Smarter Law. This means being smarter across our entire business – by being progressive, by our commitment to excellence and by our focus on building great relationships.

We have a strong values-driven culture - our clients and people choose to work with us because of it. We care about our clients, our community and each other. Whether it be our technology or our business focused approach to the practise of law, we strive to change the legal market for the better. We work hard but we also have fun.

What can we offer you?

Our graduate program is a priority for us because we recognise that today’s Law Graduates are tomorrow’s leaders of the firm. 

As a Law Graduate you will be a part of a 12 month program which includes three, four month rotations in our Sydney Office along with extensive on-the-job training and support.  In particular, you will receive;

  • A comprehensive national induction which lays the foundation for your graduate year ahead.

  • A support network to assist you with the transition from university to full-time employment and provide guidance throughout the year - this includes a buddy, a mentor and a supervising partner.

  • An opportunity to work with people across the firm at all levels which provides you with a solid foundation for your legal career.

  • Access to great clients including large corporates, federal and state government bodies, mid-market businesses, and high net worth individuals and families.

  • Regular learning opportunities including sessions in the Law Graduate Development Program, technical training and sessions facilitated by senior lawyers and Partners outlining personal experiences and career paths.

  • The opportunity to participate in pro bono and community initiatives.

  • Ongoing feedback, both formal and informal.

  • The opportunity to immerse yourself in our great culture and have fun!

How to apply

To apply for a Law Graduate position commencing in late February 2020 please click apply now. If you have any queries in relation to our Graduate Program please contact Lena Ristevski, Senior People & Culture Advisor on +61 2 8267 3215 .

Herbert Smith Freehills - In house compliance lawyer / Conflicts Analyst

The opportunity

We are currently seeking an in house Compliance Lawyer / Conflicts Analyst to join our New Business Intake team, based in our Macquarie Park office. This is an ideal opportunity to become involved in a critical part of our new business intake process.  
On a day to day basis, you will be involved in checking new business and clients for potential conflicts with our current clients and matters. You will undertake analysis of internal and external data sources to identify potential legal or commercial conflict. The role will also involve collaborating with partners and senior leadership to consider the commercial and strategic impacts of taking on new work.
In terms of your own training and development, you will work closely with, and have the opportunity to learn from, our experienced team. You will also gain a high degree of exposure to the business, our processes and senior management. You will be able to develop a good understanding of the way our firm works, and in your own way, contribute to the firm’s strategy. You will work as part of a friendly and supportive team which is truly global, and will have a lot of interaction with your counterparts in other offices.
To be successful in this role, you will be:

  • Degree qualified, preferably with a law degree;

  • Analytical with a strong business focus;

  • Eager to learn, driven and enthusiastic;

  • Experienced in dealing with people, particularly those in positions of authority;

  • Practical with a common sense approach; and

  • A lateral thinker.

The team

General counsel and risk is a multi-disciplinary legal and analytical team. It consists of an internal legal services team, risk and compliance lawyers, internal audit, information security, enterprise risk and new business intake. These disciplines work together globally to ensure that we fulfil all our governance, contractual regulatory and compliance obligations. The general counsel and risk team also advises on the firm's risk profile and risk-based decisions.
The team also supports the executive and governance boards, manages the firm’s insurance matters and has responsibility for implementing the firm's client and matter selection strategy.
It advises our partners and lawyers to ensure that Herbert Smith Freehills remains a highly trusted advisor in a constantly changing world, and works with our Business Services professionals in managing risk on behalf of the firm and enabling high quality strategic and risk-based decisions to be made.

To Apply 

Interested applicants can apply by clicking on the 'Apply' link and submitting a resume and academic transcript. 

Equal Opportunities

We have a diverse, creative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator and where we celebrate the uniqueness of our people. Our firm is made up of people with a range of experience and backgrounds. We work hard to ensure that our inclusive environment means our people feel valued and able to perform at their best by being their authentic selves at work. We know that our future success not only depends on being creative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling engaged. We understand that our people have commitments and personal interests outside of work. We have built an agile working environment based on mutual trust and respect, in which people can deliver great outcomes whilst maintaining sustainable balance across their work and non-work lives.

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