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, research clerk or SmartLaw Centre role.

Outside Law Clerk
SmartLaw Centre Analyst 
Vacation Clerk 
Research Clerk
Graduate program

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

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 and in Brisbane, we offer a four week program in June, November and January. Vacation clerkships are well suited to those law students in their fourth or penultimate year of university.

Our 2018/2019 seasonal clerkships schedule is as follows:

Brisbane

Our Brisbane vacation clerkship dates for 2019 are as follows:

Date Details
Monday 4 March Applications for clerkships open
Monday 25 March Legal Careers Expo 2019
Monday 1 April Applications for clerkships close at 9am AEST
Monday 20 May Offers for vacation clerkships are made
Monday 21 May 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 2019 are as follows:

Date Details
Monday
15 July 2019
Applications for clerkships open
Sunday
4 August 2019
Applications for clerkship close
Friday
20 September 2019 (9am)
Offers for vacation clerkships are made
Friday
20 September 2019 
Offers for vacation clerkships must be accepted or declined by 1pm AEST

Research Clerk 

Research 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 or read more about our graduate program.

Graduate employment dates 2019 - Brisbane

Dates Details
Wednesday
27 February
Offers made to current staff/vacation clerks for graduate employment
Thursday
28 February
Offers made to current staff/vacation clerks must be accepted or declined by 5pm AEST
Monday
5 August
Applications for graduate positions open
Monday
19 August
Applications for graduate positions close at 9am AEST
Monday
16 September
Offers for graduate positions are made 
Tuesday
17 September
Offers for graduate positions must be accepted or declined by 5pm AEST

 

Graduate employment dates 2019 - Perth

We follow the standard WA Law Graduate recruitment guidelines. 

Dates Details
Friday
26 July 2019
Offers made to current staff/vacation clerks for graduate employment (9am)
Friday
26 July 2019
Offers made to current staff/vacation clerks must be accepted or declined by 5pm AEST
Monday
29 July 2019
Applications for graduate positions open
Sunday
11 August 2019
Applications for graduate positions close at 9am AEST
Friday
13 September
Offers for graduate positions are made (9am)
Friday
13 September
Offers for graduate positions must be accepted or declined by 5pm AEST

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

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