As a full service global law firm; we provide insight at the point where law, business and government intersect. Join us and from the very start you will be provided with the tools, practical experience and opportunities you need to set your own challenges and define your career path
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Squire Patton Boggs is a global business law firm. We offer legal insights at the point where law, business and government intersect and advice grounded in commercial reality. With 47 offices across 20 countries we provide a seamless service that operates on any scale – locally or globally.
Our founding clients included the entrepreneurs of the day, such as the legendary JD Rockefeller. They invented, created, discovered and built. That spirit is reflected in our culture, which emphasises agility, creativity and pragmatism.
While our global network provides an extensive pool of resources, connections and international expertise, our Australian offices are boutique in size and nature providing you with access to hands on, client facing legal work from day one. Our people, including paralegals and graduates, are working directly with partners and clients, providing you with the chance to contribute in a meaningful way from the very beginning.
We recognise the value that each individual person is able to make to the firm. We work hard to build a diverse and inclusive culture that makes coming to work each day a pleasure. While we enjoy the challenging nature of our work we also understand the importance of coming together to spend time in a more informal social setting. With this in mind we provide opportunities for staff, ranging from social functions to volunteering days and sporting activities. We also have generous wellbeing programs to keep our people happy and healthy in both mind and body.
The firm is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, making employment decisions based on merit, skills, job-related qualifications and experience. It is our policy that employees and applicants for employment receive fair and equal treatment regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, race, nationality, religion, social and educational background, marital status and family or care responsibilities or any other category protected by applicable law.
This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship. We take a long-term view of our lawyers’ development, nurturing well-rounded lawyers with in-house and outside training and experience to provide the highest level of client service. Broad work experience, continually increasing responsibilities and new challenges are all part of our efforts to see our lawyers thrive.
More information about our commitment to inclusion and diversity can be found here.
You’ll have the opportunity to connect to a global network of colleagues and clients, working on high quality commercial work from day one. Our firm is committed ensuring you receive the support you need to grow and progress in your legal career.
Alix Poole and Isabella Mosole provide an inside look at their experience working as paralegals in their final year at university:
“I really noticed a difference between being an intern and a paralegal. At times, the full-time study load and working hours were intense but the support of each member of the team, the flexibility offered and my enjoyment of working at Squire Patton Boggs ensured that I met my commitments to both work and study”.
Alix Poole, Law Graduate.
One of the best things about taking a paralegal position is that you immerse yourself in the firm and its culture, or “how they do things there”. It is critical to find a place that suits your outlook on life and your working style.
"I was thrilled when Squire Patton Boggs approached me with the offer of a graduate position, which I commenced in February 2019. The reward of job security with this well-respected and diverse law firm has made the effort of juggling study and employment worthwhile”.
Isabella Mosole, Law Graduate.
From the outset you will be provided with the tools, practical experience and opportunities you need to set your own challenges and define your career path.
You’ll have the opportunity to connect to a global network of colleagues and clients, working on high quality commercial work from day one. Our firm is committed to a culture of collaboration and excellence; ensuring you receive the support you need to grow and progress in your legal career.
At Squire Patton Boggs, we have a number of casual paralegal opportunities available in our teams which provides an alternative pathway into graduate recruitment. Working as a paralegal in our offices gives you a unique insight into the real life environment of our firm that vacation clerks would not experience. If successfully hired as a paralegal in our firm, you will be working on an ongoing basis with a variety of teams gaining long-term exposure to the day to day operations of a commercial law firm. Our paralegals are working directly with our teams to achieve meaningful results for our clients from day one.
“If a clerkship is a snapshot of what it’s like to work at a particular firm, then a paralegal position is more of an “understudy” role.”
Isabella Mosole, 2019 Law Graduate
Our paralegal opportunities are advertised on a needs basis and advertised directly through our website, Seek and your university. Keep an eye out for notifications from your university representative and ensure you are subscribed to notifications on our Careers page.
We pride ourselves on being entrepreneurial and commercial in the way we approach business and this is the same approach we take to our recruitment. Hiring our graduates in an out of cycle process allows us flexibility with our needs which are ever changing in today’s commercial environment. It also offers students an alternative pathway into securing a challenging and sought after graduate position with a global law firm.
Although we do not participate in the formal graduate recruitment programs available, we do offer an attractive graduate program to our successful applicants. At Squire Patton Boggs, we understand that everyone is different and our programs reflect this. As a graduate, you will be exposed to complex, high profile client work from day one. There is no structure to your learning and it is up to you to define the career path you want. What we offer you is the support, guidance and opportunities to develop and accelerate your career.