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HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2021 Graduate Program

Sydney, Norwest
Interested in joining our cohort for the 2021 Graduate Program in our successful and growing firm?

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job

Application dates

Applications Open
28 Jan 2021
Applications Close
24 Feb 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law

The opportunity

We are excited to announce that due to the Firm's continued growth, we have a number of positions available for our Graduate Program for 2021. Our Graduate Program is fully integrated between Norwest and Sydney and we are looking to hire in both offices.


  • Finished your degree or will finish before March 2021;
  • Practical Legal Training (PLT) has not commenced or been completed;
  • Not yet admitted;
  • Australian Citizen or permanent resident.

Our Graduate Program provides the opportunity for you to complete your PLT during the program, alongside a substantial cohort of peers and to be admitted together at the end of the program.

About you

You will be commercially minded and like to roll up your sleeves to get things done. You will be good at developing networks and won't shy away from direct client interactions. You will be hungry for exposure to a broad range of matters, seeking hands-on experience with an array of duties from drafting, court attendances, client meetings to legal research. You will have strong organisational skills and exceptional communication skills - both written and verbal. You will be business-minded and want to truly understand the drivers of your clients and the environments in which they operate.

About the Sydney Office

With 99 Partners and 217 Lawyers, our Sydney office is our largest office nationally, with no sign of growth slowing down. The variety of practice specialties you will have exposure to provides a great opportunity to work on a hugely diverse range of matters or to hone in skills in niche areas as those matters arise. The diversity of the staff, clients and work types means opportunities are aplenty.

About the Norwest Office

With 5 Partners and 13 Lawyers, our Norwest office has a reputation for being one of the highest performing offices nationally, having experienced substantial growth in instructions over recent years. The Norwest office continues to play the lead role on pivotal local, national and international commercial matters and provides the opportunity to reclaim time spent commuting to work in a location that can provide great flexibility.

About us

We are proud to offer our staff unrivalled career development opportunities and provide them with a chance to work with Australia's most highly regarded corporate and commercial organisations, as well as Commonwealth Government and State Government Departments and Agencies.

Our differentiators include:

  • A lower ratio of solicitors to partners than any other major Australian law firm. This provides our team members with the opportunity to interact with clients much earlier in their legal careers. It also allows our graduates to benefit from having greater access to partners, which accelerates their professional development.
  • Our transparent career development framework, which ensures that all team members are aware of the requirements at each level, and the skills are required to advance to the next career stage.
  • Promoting and rewarding talent based solely on merit, allowing all team members to reach their potential without unnecessary time constraints.

We are committed to providing an environment that supports and encourages all team members to progress.

We are not your typical law firm.

Come and be a part of something exciting!

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please directly on our website via the 'Apply now' button.