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Graduates & Clerkships

A Shine Lawyers career gives you the opportunity to be a part of a company driven by values, whilst working with dedicated professionals who have a passion for seeing justice served. Together, we’ve created a place for you to thrive.

How you’ll achieve and grow

You will be actively involved in a wide range of legal work, gaining real insight and hands-on experience into what it’s like to work as a lawyer in a plaintiff law firm.

Through our graduate and clerkship programs you will work alongside senior practitioners and accredited specialists on client matters, participating in client meetings, court attendances, meetings with experts and third parties, negotiation conferences and drafting correspondence and memorandums.

How we support you

We understand the transition from studying to practising law can be challenging and daunting. At Shine Lawyers, we ensure you have everything you need at every step of the way to help you get ahead and feel supported at the beginning of your career.

Our graduates have access to a range of learning and development opportunities including:

  • An intensive induction program with an introduction to Shine, our people and our processes
  • Ongoing legal seminars facilitated by our senior lawyers
  • Study leave assistance to support the completion of your PLT commitments
  • An assigned supervisor and buddy support contacts.

Clerkship Program

Our four-week paid Clerkship program offers law students moving into their final year of study real insight into working as a lawyer in a large ASX-listed plaintiff law firm. We ensure you are exposed to meaningful learning opportunities and are well positioned for any future graduate programs offered by Shine.

The opportunity (38 hours/week, Monday to Friday) commences with a structured on-boarding process, where you’ll be introduced to senior practitioners and learn more about Shine. You’ll hear about the outstanding outcomes we have achieved for our clients in and out of the courtroom, and some of the landmark cases we’ve run.

Law students should apply for the program in their penultimate year of study, to commence at the beginning of their final year. We select Clerks who have strong academic results, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and lives that are balanced with diverse interests and experiences.

Graduate Program

Our program offers Graduates the opportunity to launch their legal career in a supportive professional environment with some of Australia’s leading senior lawyers. You’ll be inspired and mentored by people who are passionate about standing up for those who have been wronged and who will support you in developing the skills and capabilities you need to succeed.

The program is a one-year, full-time opportunity in one of our national practice areas, leading to a permanent role. Our Graduate program is about building strong legal foundations and long-lasting professional relationships, with the support you need to be the best you can be.

Law students should apply for the program in their final year of study, to commence post-graduation. We select Graduates who have strong academic results, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and a genuine interest in a career in our practice areas.

Our priority offer round is open to those who have previous engagement with Shine through our Clerkship program.

We offer:

  • The ability to launch your legal career in a supportive professional environment with some of Australia’s leading senior lawyers
  • Inspiration and mentorship from people who are passionate about standing up for those who have been wronged and who will support you in developing the skills and capabilities you need to succeed
  • A powerful platform for success, with true opportunities to step up and grow.

Your future shines bright at Shine Lawyers and it’s the perfect place to kickstart your legal career.

You can apply for our graduate and clerkship programs here.