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

We offer three Vacation Clerkship programs over the course of a year in both our Brisbane and Perth offices. In Perth, our six week programs (working two days per week) take place in February, April, June and October. In Brisbane, our four week programs (working five days per week) take place in June, November and January. Vacation Clerkships are well suited to those law students in their fourth or penultimate year of university.

Brisbane

Our Brisbane Vacation Clerkship dates for 2020/21 are as follows:

Date Details
Monday 2 March Applications open
Monday 23 March Legal Careers Expo 2020
Friday 27 March Applications close at 5pm AEST
Thursday 9 July Offers for Vacation Clerkships are made
Friday 10 July 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 2020 are as follows:

Date Details
Monday 13 July Applications open
Sunday 2 August Applications close
Friday 18 September (9am) Offers for Vacation Clerkships are made
Friday 18 September 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 Billy Young about his time as a Law Graduate below.

Brisbane

Our Brisbane graduate employment dates for 2020 are as follows:

Date Details
Wednesday
26 February
Offers made to current staff/vacation clerks for graduate employment
Thursday
27 February
Offers made to current staff/vacation clerks must be accepted or declined by 5pm AEST

Perth

Our Perth graduate employment dates for 2020 are as follows:

Date Details
Friday 24 July Offers made to current staff/vacation clerks for graduate employment (9am)
Friday 24 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