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Graduate employment

The AGS national graduate program is a 12-month training and development program which is expected to culminate with a placement as a practising lawyer within AGS. The program has 7 components:

  • an orientation program upon commencement
  • a rotation schedule that will expose you to one or more of the 3 internal AGS practice areas, namely AGS Dispute Resolution, AGS Commercial and the Office of General Counsel
  • a client placement to a government department or agency
  • pro bono opportunities
  • sponsorship towards an external program of practical legal training (PLT) necessary to complete the requirements for admission to legal practice
  • prescribed in-house training on topics of substantive law and client service together with other AGS seminars and forums
  • peer support and mentoring, including a structured supervisor and buddy system together with wider mentoring support from our Lawyer Development Adviser.

Applications for the 2015 AGS National Graduate Program have now closed. Applications for the 2016 Program will open in early March 2015.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates.

For further information, please see the 2015 AGS National Graduate Program brochure.

*Eligibility – If you are currently completing your PLT, are already admitted or graduated from your law degree before 2014, you are still eligible to apply for the 2015 AGS National Graduate Program.

*Written references – providing 2 written references as part of the application process is compulsory. Providing the names and contact details of your referees will not be sufficient.

Contact details
Karen Tatz
Lawyer Development Adviser
T 02 6253 7061