New innovative Government legal graduate program now open


The Rockliff Liberal Government is committed to supporting Tasmania’s legal profession by offering a specialist graduate career pathway for talented and motivated law graduates.

The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Guy Barnett said that this new dedicated legal program will help build experience and develop the next generation of legal professionals in Tasmania.

“Law graduates, who have not yet been admitted, will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working on a broad range of legal work and gain exposure to Government policies and programs while undertaking the Tasmanian Legal Practice Course,” Minister Barnett said.

“Applications are now open to apply for the program, which runs for a period of 10 months. Successful applications will work part-time as a Graduate Legal Officer from February until July 2024 while they simultaneously undertake the Legal Practice Course, and then once the course concludes they work full-time until December 2024.

“Under the program, Graduate Legal Officers will develop and refine their legal skills by undertaking a range of activities that provide exposure to the operations of public sector legal services.

“Graduates participating in the program have access to a range of benefits including the opportunity to learn from experienced legal practitioners, a competitive salary, the ability to work in a role which complements their legal studies, leave entitlements and access to mentors to support their development while they work to gain admission as a Legal Practitioner.

“This initiative will support a much needed increase in the number of law graduates entering the legal profession,” Minister Barnett said.

Applications are open until Sunday, 28 January. Further information can be found at:

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