Clerks and Graduates

Working at CN

Carter Newell is an independent national corporate law firm comprised of nine specialist practice areas and over 145 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.

The opportunity 

We offer research law clerk positions, vacation clerkships and a graduate program in line with the QLS guidelines.

Our vacation clerkship program provides law students in their pre-penultimate and penultimate year of study the opportunity to experience working in our high performing, specialist teams right from day one. Our three week rotational program will allow 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 will 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 are looking for candidates with a strong academic record, highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills, strong attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills and a real passion for the law. Our recruitment process will involve an online application, phone interview and face-to-face interview.

Our Winter Clerkship program runs from Monday 29 June 2020 – Friday 17 July 2020, and applications for our Brisbane office are now open. To apply now, please submit your CV, cover letter and Academic Transcript below or contact Brooke Caracciolo, HR Coordinator at  


Monday 2 March 

Applications for clerkships open

Monday 23 March

Legal Careers Expo

Friday 27 March

Applications for clerkships close at 5pm AEST

Monday 18 May

Offers for vacation clerkships can be made by participating firms

Tuesday 19 May

Offers for vacation clerkships must be accepted or declined by 5pm AEST


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