The Attorney-General's Department (AGD) delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework. The Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) is the group within AGD that provides legal services to the Commonwealth.
AGS is the Australian Government’s central legal service – a centre of excellence and expertise that manages complex, systemic and novel issues for the Commonwealth. AGS is structured into three practices, which work together on complex matters that require expertise across several areas of law:
- government, constitutional and administrative law
- dispute resolution and law enforcement
- corporate and commercial law.
Our graduate program offers two streams – one for Policy graduates and one for legal practice (AGS).
The 2020 graduates will:
- enjoy an interesting orientation to the department and the Australian Public Service
- be part of a development program to build skills and experience
- participate in a range of rotations to learn more about us and our work
- have a positive support network of supervisors, buddies, mentors and senior leaders
- contribute to our culture through fundraising and events
- have access to further study which may include the opportunity to complete your practical legal training leading to your admission (a requirement for legal practice)
- have an ongoing role on successful completion of the graduate year.
Our graduate program allows you to see the range of career options available across government policy and legal practice. We work on a variety of interesting and important policy issues and legal matters, in often unique and precedent-setting work of importance to Australia. Graduates interact with real clients, the Australian community, key stakeholders, and other government jurisdictions to help achieve the Australian Government’s policy and legal objectives.