Apply now to join the CSO's Graduate Solicitor program. Successful candidates will commence employment with us early in 2019.
Graduate Solicitors, Legal Officers Grade I-III, Various Practice Groups, NSW Crown Solicitor's Office
Employment Status: Temporary Full-Time up to 3 years (on successful completion of the graduate rotation program, ongoing employment as a grade I-III solicitor may be available)
Location: Sydney CBD
We are looking for highly motivated law graduates, who share the public sector values of Service, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and who have a record of superior academic achievement. Excellent communication skills with proven research skills are a must, as is the ability to work well in a team. Ideally, we are looking for recent graduates who have less than two years' law experience.
We offer a two-year program for graduates consisting of four, six-monthly rotations across various legal practice groups that will provide you the opportunity to develop your skills in advice writing, litigation and transactional work. You will be provided with targeted training activities and on-the-job training to ensure that by the end of the program you have the capability levels of a well-rounded and competent solicitor.
We are also targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates in this recruitment under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment Rules 2014. In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on how you satisfy the Aboriginality criteria.
About the Graduate Solicitor role
In this role, you will assist senior solicitors in the conduct of legal matters (advice, transaction and/or litigation) within a specialist legal practice group to ensure the provision of high quality, cost effective and client focussed legal services to government.
How to apply
Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the key accountabilities and pre-established standards (capability, knowledge and experience) of the role when preparing their CV/resume and cover letter. Applicants must submit:
All documents should be submitted in MS Office 2003-2013 or PDF format. Only applications submitted through 'I Work for NSW' will be considered.
The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining an applicant's suitability for the role. It is proposed that interviews and assessments will be carried out in late September and/or early October 2018.
Closing date: 9 September 2018
Contact for Role Enquiries: Debra McVicar, HR Business Partner (02) 9224 5000
This recruitment may also be used to create a talent pool to fill ongoing or temporary full-time vacancies of the same role description and classification which might arise over the next 12 months.
The Crown Solicitor's Office welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability and provides an environment that values diversity and supports all staff to reach their full potential. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in the selection process and join the CSO team, please indicate this in your application.