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Your graduate program

K&L Gates

Our graduate program runs for 12 months and is designed to give you the technical expertise and commercial context to succeed. Throughout the year you will complete three practice group rotations. You will have the ongoing support of a buddy, supervisor and mentor. Partners and senior lawyers will support and guide you through each rotation and support your career development. Your buddy, a junior lawyer, will help you transition into your new role.

Your professional development program runs weekly. It combines Practical Legal Training (delivered in-house by the College of Law) with sessions presented by partners, lawyers, external presenters and our professional development team.

Our program delivers skill development in 2 key areas – fundamental legal abilities and professional legal skills which incorporate:

  • legal technical skills (analysis and judgment);
  • client service (client and business knowledge, networking); and
  • personal effectiveness (communication, work ethic, motivation and maturity).


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