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2022 Melbourne Graduate Program

Colin Biggers & Paisley was established in 1900 and we continue to realise our vision of being recognised as the leading provider of legal services in our chosen fields of expertise. Today our practice has around 500 employees, offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, with a track record of high engagement and collaborative leadership.  

We offer an environment where our values of Balance, Respect, Loyalty and Integrity guide all of our actions. We continually invest in our people, providing training, a formal mentoring program, learning and support, and promoting a social and connected environment. We also offer other benefits such as social and sporting functions, wellbeing program, rewards and recognition, one on one mentoring, casual Fridays, Friday night drinks, office morning teas, massages and professional memberships.  

At Colin Biggers and Paisley, Inclusion and Diversity is ingrained as part of our culture and the reality which is fostered by all, we encourage applications from all backgrounds regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or ethnicity.  

We established the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation which brings together our entire community offering and is comprised of three streams - pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions. To ensure maximum impact, the core strategy of our Foundation is to promote and protect the rights of women and children, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the environment. To find out more about our foundation, check out our website 

Program Overview:

Colin Biggers and Paisley are offering a number of graduate positions to start in early March 2022. Our Graduate Program runs for 15 months, during which our program graduates will rotate through three different practice groups and will be immersed in real practical experience. You will work with some of the most respected partners and legal practitioners across Australia in a supportive environment with genuine support and encouragement. You will gain extensive on-the-job training which will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and practical experience needed to become a robust first year solicitor. You will be provided with full access to a wide range of resources to help you succeed, as part of our bespoke graduate learning and development program.  

Our Graduate Program was recently recognised in the Australian Association of Graduate Employer's Top 75 Graduate Employers list, the Australian Financial Review's Top 100 Graduate Employer Awards, and the winner of the Most Popular Law Employer at the 2021 GradConnection Awards.  

What We Are Looking For:

We are looking for law students who are motivated and have a passion for our practice areas of Property, Construction, Insurance and Corporate Dispute Resolution. We are looking for individuals with fast learning agility, who are self-motivated, goal orientated, adaptable and client focused. We value students who are successful academically with regular involvement in extra-curricular and community activities. You will need to have strong communication, presentation, interpersonal skills and have a collaborative approach to work. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply for our graduate program.  

Application Timeframe:

  • Applications open at 9am on Tuesday 10 August 2021
  • Applications close on Monday 30 August 2021  

Your Application:

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter;
  • A current CV outlining work experience, community involvement, leadership experience, extracurricular activities and interests outside of work; and
  • A recent copy of your academic transcript.
Closed 9 months ago
Closed 9 months ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:


  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

  • Locations:







    Mar 2022 (approx)

  • accepts international


  • Program Duration

    15 Months

  • Remote Friendly


  • Closing Date:30th Aug 2021, 7:00 am


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