Clerkship & Graduate Positions


We run summer clerkships and graduate programs in all of our offices.  These are designed to ensure that you quickly become a part of our team, getting involved in high quality work and working closely with your experienced colleagues, including partners, to learn and develop your skills in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Your future and our future

We know you’re not just a student on work experience

We want to give you a realistic and stretching introduction to the legal profession. How does this happen? From day one, you’ll be an active participant in the team, involved in all aspects of legal practice, and working directly with experienced practitioners. We also want you to enjoy your time with us – there are lots of social events you can get involved in – and what better way for you to get to know your colleagues?

Developing your skills to set you up for a bright future

We will dedicate significant time to your development as an up and coming lawyer in our team: an investment in you is an investment in our future, and the future of our valued clients.

You will find that all of our partners and staff are approachable and always happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. You will have access to a supervising partner, a mentor, and a buddy, to help you navigate through the transition from uni to work and begin to build your chosen career. We encourage our clerks, graduates and trainees to get as much exposure to different practice areas and ways of working as they can – this is a reflection of how we work as a wider organisation; a fully integrated, cohesive, national team.

Meet our graduates

Miranda Nelson Lawyer

“At Thomson Geer, I feel like I am constantly learning and developing. The senior members of my team take an active interest in mentoring their graduates and junior lawyers through open communication, providing feedback, and direct involvement in real work. Having the support of more experienced lawyers has helped me find my place within the firm and given me confidence in my legal career.”

Lauren Abbott, Lawyer

“During my time in the Graduate program at Thomson Geer I was given the chance to actively participate in many real work opportunities, just some of which included attending meetings with clients, experts and counsel, drafting court documents, attending court for the entirety of a trial and appearing in court.  This work allowed me to develop my skills in many different areas and gain invaluable experience early in my legal career.”

Venks Ananthakrishnan, Senior Associate

“After two years working in the Adelaide office I applied for a role in the Sydney office when a position became vacant. I was able to seamlessly change offices and live in a new city.”

Click here for more information about our Clerkship Program

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