Graduates and Clerks

Our graduates and clerks are our future leaders so we like to get to know them long before they formally enter our graduate program via a Vacation Clerk, Outside Law Clerk, Law Clerk or SmartLaw Centre role.

Vacation Clerk

Each year we offer multiple Vacation Clerkship programs in both our Brisbane and Perth offices. In Brisbane, we offer a four week program in June, November and January. In Perth, we run our six week program in October, February, April and June, where you will work two days per week. Across the duration of the program you will work with up to two practice groups, based on your preferences. You will undertake real legal work as well as attend client meetings and court appearances. Vacation Clerkships are most suited to law students in their penultimate year of university.

Brisbane

Our Brisbane Vacation Clerkship dates for 2021 are as follows:

Date Details
Monday 5 July Applications now open
Monday 26 July Legal Careers Expo 2021
Friday 13 August Applications close at 5pm AEST
Thursday 7 October Offers for Vacation Clerkships are made
Friday 8 October Offers for Vacation Clerkships must be accepted or declined by 5pm AEST

We follow the Queensland Law Society guidelines for Vacation Clerkship and graduate recruitment.

Perth

Our Perth Vacation Clerkship dates for 2021 are as follows:

Date Details
Monday 28 June Applications open
Sunday 1 August Applications close
Friday 17 September (9am) Offers for Vacation Clerkships are made
Friday 17 September (1 pm) Offers for Vacation Clerkships must be accepted or declined by 1pm AEST

 

Outside Law Clerk

Our Outside Law Clerks fulfil a very important role delivering documents and generally assisting our lawyers around the office with administrative matters. An Outside Law Clerk role is typically suitable for a current law student in the second year of their university studies.

SmartLaw Centre Analyst 

HG's SmartLaw Centre is an established team of legal technologists and analysts who support our practice groups to deliver a cost-effective and high quality suite of document-based services. Our coveted SmartLaw Centre Analyst positions are an opportunity for current third or fourth year law students. 

Law Clerk 

Law Clerk roles are offered to candidates who are usually in their final year of study who accept an offer to work as a Law Graduate at HopgoodGanim, subject to our requirements.

Graduate program

Hear from Associate, Billy Young about his time as a Law Graduate at HopgoodGanim.

Brisbane

Our Brisbane graduate employment dates for 2021 are as follows:

Date Details
Monday 9 August Offers made to current staff/vacation clerks for graduate employment
Tuesday 10 August Offers made to current staff/vacation clerks must be accepted or declined by 5pm AEST

Perth

Our Perth graduate employment dates for 2021 are as follows:

Date Details
Friday 23 July Offers made to current staff/vacation clerks for graduate employment (9am)
Friday 23 July Offers made to current staff/vacation clerks must be accepted or declined by 5pm AEST

We follow the standard WA Law Graduate recruitment guidelines. 

Applications

Before you apply, please review our application FAQs. All applications for a graduate or clerk role should include:

  • A covering letter
  • Your CV/resume (including contact details for three referees)
  • Your full official academic transcript