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Legal Aid Queensland’s Law Graduate Programs

You've spent the last few years of your life submerged in your legal studies and accumulating valuable, hands-on experience. But now you're ready to consider that crucial next step—where to start your legal career?

Applications for the 2024 graduate programs are now closed.

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Legal Aid Queensland Law Graduate Program

At Legal Aid Queensland (LAQ) you’ll do varied and engaging work that gives you the right mix of skills and experience to build a successful legal career. Whether you’re interested in criminal, family or civil law, your career will be on the right track working with one of Queensland’s largest law firms.

Legal Aid Queensland First Nations Law Graduate Program (open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples only)

Are you a First Nations law graduate? Want to do interesting and rewarding work? Help us address the overrepresentation of First Nations people in the legal system. At Legal Aid Queensland you’ll do varied and engaging work with vulnerable clients, including First Nations clients. We want you to have the right mix of skills and experience to build a successful legal career.

Why apply?

Our law graduate programs allow you to:

  • do interesting work and gain great experience
  • work with great people and learn from the best in the business
  • make a difference while having a work life balance

Legal Aid Queensland's Law Graduate Program — welcome to a career that matters!

Graduates are eligible to apply for our law graduate program if they have successfully completed their law degree and have not yet practised as a lawyer for more than 6 months.

Experience that sets you apart

Legal Aid Queensland's graduate lawyers are mentored by senior lawyers and work in a supportive environment so they can take charge of a file load, deal directly with clients and appear in court on their behalf.

Work and still have a life

Want to do work that matters while still having a life? It's possible with a career at Legal Aid Queensland. We are committed to helping staff find a balance between work and the things that really matter away from the office. We work a 36.25 hour week (full time hours) and offer flexible working arrangements and a range of wellbeing programs.

Be rewarded

Picture working for an organisation that offers a competitive salary and conditions, 12.75% employer super contributions and industry-leading salary packaging arrangements.

Career paths that get you ahead

Want to do interesting and rewarding work? That's what you'll be doing as a graduate lawyer with Legal Aid Queensland. You'll get to do varied work that will give you the right mix of skills and experience to build a successful legal career. Whether you're interested in criminal law, family law or civil law, your career will be on the right track working with one of Queensland's largest law firms.

We're offering successful applicants a 2-year temporary contract with Legal Aid Queensland.

Feel good about the work you do

If you're committed to principles like social justice and equity, then you should apply for the law graduate program with Legal Aid Queensland. In this role you'll be helping some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Queensland. The work can be challenging, but is infinitely rewarding.

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