Clerk and Graduate Careers

Working at CN

Carter Newell is an independent national corporate law firm comprised of eight specialist practice areas and over 140 staff. Many of our firm’s senior lawyers are recognised as leaders of their fields, and the firm has recently been recognised as an Employer of Choice for 2019 by Australasian Lawyer. Our continued growth and success is a result of our emphasis on our people and our unparalleled culture. As a young firm, our culture embraces flexibility, diversity, wellbeing, integrity and education. In the firm’s 2018 staff survey, 99% of staff said they were proud to work for Carter Newell and enjoyed being part of the team. If you are looking for a role that will provide an excellent grounding to your legal career then look no further than Carter Newell.

Graduate and Clerk Careers

We offer research law clerk positions, vacation clerkships and a graduate program.

Our vacation clerkship program runs in line with the QLS guidelines and provides law students in their penultimate year of study the opportunity to experience working in our high performing, specialist teams right from day one. Our three week rotational program allows Clerks to work closely with senior lawyers on a range of challenging matters and provide insight into the day-to-day life at Carter Newell. Our Clerks have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience within our Insurance, Construction & Engineering and broader Commercial/Corporate teams under the guidance and support of an assigned buddy.

We look for candidates who possess a strong academic record, have highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills, a strong attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills and a real passion for the law!

Our vacation program (applications now closed) has been deferred to 23 November - 11 December 2020. 

For information on our upcoming clerkships and graduate positions, please contact Catharine Jones, HR Coordinator, at