Are there opportunities to do pro bono work?

Yes – pro bono work is an integral part of our distinctive culture. Almost all our lawyers work on at least one pro bono matter each year. The firm’s Pro Bono group will offer you opportunities to work on matters as diverse as refugee advocacy and Aboriginal stolen wages claims, or to attend our outreach clinics at Marrickville, Wyong and the Matthew Talbot Hostel.

Does Gilbert + Tobin offer local and international secondments?

Yes – we offer opportunities to work in-house both locally and internationally to help you expand your understanding of our clients. Our lawyers tell us that their secondment experiences allowed them to rapidly develop confidence, skills and valuable exposure to commercial environments.

Does Gilbert + Tobin encourage postgraduate studies?

Yes – we encourage lawyers to undertake postgraduate study. This includes offering funding assistance for masters’ degrees and other postgraduate courses as part of our ongoing commitment to continuing education. While you are studying, we offer study leave so you can complete essays and attend exams.

Do you offer scholarships for further study?

Yes – each year we award a scholarship of up to $10,000 to support a lawyer studying a subject of their choice at any educational institution in the world. This is a very open opportunity for learning and is not limited to the more traditional continuing education courses.

What flexible working arrangements are available?

Depending on your role and our business needs, flexible start times, part-time work and job-sharing roles may be available. Where appropriate, you may also be offered the flexibility to work from home through remote IT access.

What training and development do you provide?

The firm provides a comprehensive range of professional development activities, and attendance at training is considered an integral part of your career development. Visit the Professional development page for more information.