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Careers

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Read about opportunities at the firm and apply below.

For general enquiries, contact Alexandra Burns, Human Resources Administrator, at aburns@abl.com.au.

Legal staff

For more than 60 years, Arnold Bloch Leibler has developed and maintained a position at the premium end of the legal profession. We are consistently recognised for the excellence of our legal advice and client service by a number of independent and peer-reviewed legal guides including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers. Click here to read more about the firm.   

Our lawyers work across a number of expertise areas including ABL Private, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Competition, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Intellectual Property, Native Title & Public Interest Law, Property & Development, Reconstruction & Insolvency, Taxation, Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Workplace Advisory

Lawyers can search for available positions and apply on cvMail, our online employment application site.

Corporate services

The firm’s corporate services departments, consisting of secretarial, finance, information technology, marketing & business development, office services and human resources, are essential to the smooth running of the firm and protection of the ABL brand. Our Corporate services staff support our lawyers to ensure that the firm consistently delivers the exceptional level of client service for which we are known.

We are proud of the fact that many of our corporate services staff have incredibly long tenures and have grown and developed careers at the firm.

To register your interest or search for available positions in Corporate services, visit cvMail.
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Seasonal clerks & graduates

Seasonal clerkships

Our seasonal clerkship programme runs across both our Melbourne and Sydney offices. It provides an opportunity to experience life as a lawyer first-hand and be an integral part of our firm.

In Melbourne, we offer approximately 40 seasonal clerkships each year, timed to coincide with university holidays. A clerkship runs for four weeks, and there are three main intakes yearly: June/July, December and January/February. With only 12 - 15 clerks at any given time, you won’t get lost in the crowd.

In our Sydney office,  we run things slightly differently.  We offer candidates the option of either a four week Winter clerkship, or short-term paralegal work instead of the standard 12 week summer clerkship model that exists in NSW. 

To apply for a clerkship, you’ll need to submit a copy of your covering letter, CV and transcript via cvMail, an online employment application site for law firms, addressed to Hayley Brown, Human Resources Consultant. 

Graduate traineeships

ABL participates in the ‘priority offer’ system and takes between 15 - 20 graduate trainees per year from those who have completed a seasonal clerkship with the firm.

Applicants for 2016 graduate traineeship who have completed a seasonal clerkship with us and have commenced their final year of study will receive an email regarding applications. Market applications, if applicable, will be advertised on our website and are only on a needs only basis, post priority offers.

We are a proud signatory to the LIV guidelines who set out the key dates for clerk and graduate recruitment.

Key dates for 2017

Key dates for 2017 are coming soon.

For more information about our graduate programme, click here.

Indigenous student cadetships 

ABL offers cadetships for Indigenous tertiary students who are interested in a career in law, secretarial, accounts or information technology. Our cadetship is a joint initiative with the Australian Government and the programme is administered by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

In order to be eligible for a cadetship you must:

  • be enrolled in your first undergraduate degree course, including honours and combined degrees
  • be enrolled for full-time study at a university, TAFE college or other registered training organisation located within Australia
  • ​identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be accepted as such by the community in which you live, or have lived, and
  • be one of the following: 
    • of Australian Aboriginal descent; or
    • of Torres strait Islander descent; or
    • both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.​

To find out more, please contact Hayley Brown, Human Resources Consultant, on (03) 9229 9802.

Benefits

At ABL, a range of additional benefits are offered to firm members. From keeping you fit and healthy, to saving you money, the list below is a snapshot of what you will enjoy:

  • corporate gym membership
  • fresh fruit delivered every morning
  • health assessments and flu shots
  • discounted corporate health plan through a leading Australian health fund
  • travel insurance for work and private travel
  • discounted mortgage, credit card and other financial services through a major Australian bank
  • salary sacrificing options
  • continuing professional development program
  • provision of iPhone devices for all lawyers
  • associated professional memberships and practising certificate fees
  • remote network access for legal staff
  • free personal house conveyancing, personal wills and estate planning advice
  • monthly staff lunches
  • monthly staff drinks
  • social events and functions
  • paid parental leave.

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