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Graduates program

We exist to extend access to justice, so the law can serve everyone, and we need talented people like you. Be Fearlessly Forward, and start your career in law by making a huge impact, and join one of early careers programs. 

Contribute to extending access to justice for all as we go fearlessly forward as one

Early careers at Maurice Blackburn

Working at MB provides an environment where you will be surrounded by experts, supportive workmates, and countless opportunities to help you grow and develop you, in the direction you choose. Get exposure across our business divisions with our early career pathways, which we have no doubt will open the door to a very rewarding start in your career.

Whether you’re just starting out in the legal industry, you’re already a tenacious lawyer, or you’re looking for your next career move in our highly skilled shared services team, a career with Maurice Blackburn is like no other.

We offer you a safe, supportive and collaborative environment, backed by inclusive leaders and progressive people policies, where you can be your authentic self and thrive.

We asked our employees, what is one word you would use to describe our culture? 

National graduate program

Gaining entrance to the Graduate Program at Maurice Blackburn means an exciting start to your legal career in one of Australia's leading social justice law firms. The 12 month Graduate Program provides a broad range of training designed to give you insight into all aspects of plaintiff law. The program encourages active participation and contribution which enables you to be rewarded with excellent training opportunities, tangible professional development and an insight into life at Maurice Blackburn. The Program has been specifically designed to combine formal training with invaluable hands-on experience. If required, Maurice Blackburn will also support you to complete Practical Legal Training (PLT), a necessary requirement for admission.

The Program is a national program with Graduates placed across various practice areas and locations nationally. The program will be a 12-month placement with a practice area, giving the ability to create in-depth knowledge and experience in that area of law. You will work closely with senior lawyers and partners, and other internal and external experts, and be able to build lasting relationships through legal networking events. As a Law Graduate we encourage you to shadow experienced lawyers, attend court and client meetings, and even brief counsel.

Above all, you will be able to experience at first hand, life as a legal professional at one of Australia’s most trustworthy, successful and respected law firm.

With exceptionally talented employees, developing our people and providing opportunities for career development is important to us.  With this in mind, our 2024 Graduate program will be running as an internal program only. For more opportunities, explore our early careers roles that provide an excellent career pathway.

Positions vacant  

Trainee Legal Assistant Program

This program offers hands-on practical experience and insight into working in the legal industry over a 12-month period. This highly successful program has been running since 2008 and includes: 

  • A comprehensive induction program; 
  • An active learning environment with ongoing training opportunities; and  
  • A dedicated coach to support you throughout the program. 

You will have a Coach and a People & Culture representative who will be there every step of the way to ensure you are supported for the duration of this program. Your Coach will share their knowledge, provide regular feedback, and guide you to be able to work independently as a Legal Support Professional.  

You will be provided with in-depth training on: 

  • our technology systems; 
  • liaising with clients and third parties; 
  • drafting correspondence and legal documents; 
  • professional skills and time management; 
  • managing expenses and billing; and 
  • digital file management and record keeping. 

What we’re looking for: 

  • A genuine interest in law; 
  • A strong understanding of what great customer service is  
  • Individuals who align with our values of fairness, compassion, tenacity and justice; 
  • Growth mindset, you’re able to talk to how you have owned your own development  
  • Confident communication skills (both verbal and written); 
  • Ability to apply time management and organisational skills; 
  • Demonstrated initiative, adaptability; resilience 
  • A client service and team focus, you’re a natural collaborator. 

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. 

For all Trainee Legal assistant opportunities and more, visit our current vacancies. 

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