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.
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.
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.
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 Brisbane vacation clerkship dates for 2020 are as follows:
|Monday 2 March||Applications for clerkships open|
|Monday 23 March||Legal Careers Expo 2020|
|Friday 27 March||Applications for clerkships close at 9am AEST|
|Monday 18 May||Offers for vacation clerkships are made|
|Tuesday 19 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.
Our Perth vacation clerkship dates for 2020 are as follows:
|Monday 13 July||Applications for clerkships open|
|Sunday 2 August||Applications for clerkship 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|
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.
Hear from Billy Young about his time as a Law Graduate below or read more about our graduate program.
Our Brisbane graduate employment dates for 2020 are as follows:
|Offers made to current staff/vacation clerks for graduate employment|
|Offers made to current staff/vacation clerks must be accepted or declined by 5pm AEST|
Our Perth graduate employment dates for 2020 are as follows:
|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.
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