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Former Graduates

A dynamic legal career awaits

Applications are now open for places within the Legal Practice Stream of the 2021 Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) Graduate Program.

AGS, one of 5 groups within AGD, is the Commonwealth’s central legal service, and we are on the look-out for some of the nation’s best and brightest minds.

The graduate program is a 12-month development opportunity with rotations across our 3 practice areas, where you will get the opportunity to work with many of Australia’s best government lawyers, including our 2 in-house Queen’s Counsel.

As one of our graduates, you will be mentored and will have access to a variety of learning and development activities, as well as being able to complete your Practical Legal Training to be admitted to practice.

Gabriella Imperial was a member of the 2019 Graduate cohort, and now a Lawyer in the Dispute Resolution practice area. Having 12 months in such an inclusive, supportive environment allowed her to grow and evolve in her first role after completing university.

‘I came in as a graduate with no formal legal experience, and while it was a steep learning curve, I felt very well supported through the year and ready to take on the challenges of being a lawyer.’

‘AGS offers so many opportunities to grow and develop as a lawyer…we have seen some colleagues stay here until retirement, some called to the Bar and some appointed to the Bench. AGS opens doors both inside and outside the organisation.’

AGS also boasts an extensive pro bono program, and won the 2019 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Pro Bono Award.

Our graduates make a genuine difference in the community by undertaking a placement in the pro bono program, which has helped many clients both nationally and internationally.

Details on how to apply for the AGD Graduate Program are available on the AGD website, with applications closing at 11:55pm on Friday 17 April 2020.