We offer a range of job opportunities and learning experiences at the Attorney-General’s Department, including volunteering.  

We value diversity and our fair selection processes ensure that we recruit or promote the right person for the job. This approach allows us to choose from the widest possible pool of skilled applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and circumstances. 

Current vacancies

Short term positions, clerkships and placements are also advertised on AGD’s websites. 

 Crown Solicitor's Office (CSO)

 Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

How we recruit
 The I Work for SA website describes our recruitment processes, and the career pathways that are also offered to: 
  • Trainees 

  • Graduates 

  • People with a disability 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.

Equal opportunities

AGD is an equal opportunity employer, meaning we value and embrace diversity, and employment is offered regardless of: 

  • age  

  • sex  

  • gender identity  

  • sexual orientation  

  • intersex status  

  • race  

  • disability 

  • marital or domestic partnership status 

  • identity of spouse or domestic partner  

  • pregnancy  

  • association with child  

  • caring responsibilities 

  • religious appearance or dress. 

Employing people with a disability 

We welcome employees who are living with a disability. Different views and life experiences mean our staff are as diverse as the people who use our services. 

We can make reasonable adjustments to the work space to meet the needs of new employees. Our goal is to be as accessible and inclusive as possible. 

Find out more about disability employment in the public sector

AGD Access and Inclusion Plan

Employing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

We strongly encourage Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people to apply for positions with us. 

We are focused on increasing Aboriginal employment across the department. We are also keen to offer people the chance to progress their careers into more senior roles.   

You can register your interest on the SA Public Sector Aboriginal Employment Register

Indigenous cadetships 

The Crown Solicitor’s Office can support ATSI law students through cadetships while they study law. 

The cadetship includes: 

  • 60 days of paid employment 

  • mentorship 

  • support for each year of full-time study. 

Students can still access study assistance through Abstudy or Indigenous Cadetship Support.  

Cadets employed through Indigenous Cadetship Support can also access a yearly support payment to help meet the costs of textbooks and related materials.  

 Email CSO-BusinessServices [at] sa.gov.au to find out more about cadetships. 

Power Cup 

Each year, we aim to employ a high school graduate who has participated in the Power Cup.  

On finishing the traineeship, we will support the student through a Bachelor of Law by way of a cadetship. Then continue the support into a paralegal role and ongoing legal role. 

More career information 

Australian Law Students Association 

School-based apprenticeships