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Your graduate program

K&L Gates


Our graduates are usually recruited from our previous seasonal clerks. However, from time to time opportunities might arise.

The program runs for 12 months, in which time you will complete three practice group rotations. You will be exposed to a variety of areas of commercial law in all your rotations, and our program is designed to give you the technical expertise and commercial context to succeed. Throughout the year you are supported with a buddy, supervisor and mentor. Partners and senior lawyers will support and guide you through each rotation and ensure you get the necessary 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.

You will have many opportunities to be involved in an array of firm events and activities to match your interest, whether they be social, sporting, business or community focused.

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