Thomson Geer is a large, Australian corporate law firm. We have more than 560 people, including 116 Partners operating out of our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. By size we are one of the 10 largest law firms operating in Australia, and the 5th largest independent Australian law firm.
Our industry coverage & client work is diverse and we are regularly engaged on challenging, complex work.
what it’s like to work for us
The law is an incredibly rewarding profession, but we recognise it can be demanding. For this reason we create an environment that is flexible, friendly, personable, collegiate & professionally stimulating.
Our clients are at the centre of everything we do; so it is not only the collaborative and supportive relationships we have with each other, but also the well-established and trusting relationships we have with our clients, which make Thomson Geer a great place to work.
Our wellbeing@work program supports employees to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Our employees love to get involved in mixed sporting teams and they enjoy healthy breakfasts and snacks.
We also have an active social committee, providing lots of opportunities to develop close relationships with your colleagues.
why choose us?
We know you’re not just a student on work experience. We want to give you a realistic, 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.
who are we looking for?
We are looking for hard-working and motivated law students who have excelled academically, are customer focused, commercially minded, work well in a team environment and are enthusiastic about commencing their career with a dynamic law firm.
especially keen to talk to students who have, or are working towards, a second
degree in fields such as commerce, engineering, science and other technical
We will dedicate 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 our partners and staff are approachable and happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. 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 fully integrated, cohesive, national team.
our clerkship program
We offer an eight week Summer Clerkship program to students in their penultimate year running for 4 weeks in November/December and 4 weeks in January/February with a chance to experience two different practice areas.
Our structured program helps clerks to learn through a combination of hands-on experience, training, coaching and observation.
During your clerkship with us, you will:
- participate in a structured program
- undertake meaningful work for real clients, including opportunities to attend client meetings, observe court proceedings, conduct legal research, draft correspondence and court documents and develop technical skills in areas such as drafting, due diligence and disclosure
- have the assistance and support of a supervising partner as well as a junior lawyer who remembers what it was like to be a new clerk and can act as a buddy and mentor
- participate in a formal performance review process with your supervising partner and mentor to reflect on your development and capture feedback from your colleagues.
Students who complete a clerkship with us will be eligible to be considered for a position in our next graduate program, commencing in 2022. This program runs for 12 months and includes rotation among different practice areas to help determine the area of law which best suits you. Comprehensive external and internal training is provided to allow you to meet all required competencies to gain admission to practice.
HOW DO I APPLY?
If your ambition is to develop a career in commercial law and you possess the drive to make your ambitions a reality, we want to hear from you!
Applications open 9 June 2020 via cvMail or the ‘Current Opportunities’ page of our website (tglaw.com.au), and close on 12 July 2020.