Indigenous Graduate Lawyer - Telstra


  • Join the Telstra's legal team
  • 9-12 month secondment with Gilbert + Tobin
  • Must have graduated with an LLB or JD by Feb 2018

Indigenous Graduate Lawyer

About us

Want to work with Australia's No.1 telecommunications company and a world-class business that is fast growing internationally? Here at Telstra we are looking for talented young people to join us on this exciting journey. The scale, breadth and depth of our business will have you in on the action – with the opportunity to contribute to Telstra's success. We're investing in our people, rapid international growth and cutting-edge technology. If you're looking for a challenging and dynamic workplace, look no further.

About Gilbert + Tobin

Gilbert + Tobin is a Top Tier Corporate Law firm recognised in Chambers Global and Asia Pacific Legal 500 as an expert in its fields. Our clients come to us for our creative and innovative means of getting results. We are at the forefront of legal innovation, have successful and expanding practices in all our specialist areas, and we enjoy a reputation for providing our clients with the highest quality service and expert legal advice. We have over 500 professionals working in our Sydney, Melbourne and Perth offices. We have one of the highest proportion of female partners of any major Australian law firm and are acknowledged as a pioneer in providing pro bono legal services.

About the role

We're looking for a high-performing Indigenous legal graduate to join the Telstra Legal Team. In addition to working with the Telstra legal team, you will also spend 9-12 months on secondment working in the Sydney office of Gilbert + Tobin, a top tier Corporate Law firm, in their graduate lawyer program. This is a unique opportunity, offering you exposure to both private practice and in-house legal environments over a 3 year period. You will rotate through a number of different in-house legal practice groups at Telstra, and work in the Corporate Advisory group at G+T, gaining experience and skills in different types of legal matters and transactions. You will also complete Practical Legal Training and attend CLE on a regular basis.

You will be responsible for drafting legal and commercial documents, dealing with commercial matters on behalf of clients and providing advice, all with suitable supervision. In addition you'll develop good working relationships, grow your legal skills and knowledge and receive ongoing training.

We'll give you the tools to succeed, with ongoing support, structured learning and development opportunities, flexibility in your role and an enjoyable working environment. It's up to you to take control of your career and drive yourself forward. We want you to become one of our future leaders.

About you

  • Have graduated or will graduate with an LLB or JD by February 2018 or recent solicitor with 0-12 months post-admission experience
  • Motivated and commercially focused
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment
  • You must be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the community with which you are associated.

This is a role to redress the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the legal profession and is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). Under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), an exemption has been granted to Telstra from sections 8 and 51 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), to advertise, recruit and employ an Indigenous legal graduate.

This opportunity is offered as a three year fixed term contract.

Applications for this role close 22nd September 2017.


Category: Indigenous Employment - No selection required

Reference ID: AU0000SB000185

Date Posted: 12/09/2017

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