The CSO has two applicant pools for:
- Graduate Solicitors
Successful applicants are placed in a pool and notified if and when suitable vacancies arise. Successful applications for the pools are valid for 12 months.
The Graduate Solicitor pool is advertised twice a year over January and July.
The Paralegal pool is advertised once a year over April.
To be notified when applications for the pool are open, register for relevant 'job alerts' on the IWORKFORSA website.
The CSO offers placements to students wishing to complete the Practical Legal Training (PLT) component of their Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Placements are offered to up to 6 students 3 times a year, for 6 weeks (225 hours) as per the guidelines set by the Law Society. However, students can request longer or shorter periods depending on their PLT requirements.
Only students currently undertaking their PLT are eligible for these placements
Applications for 2021 are now open.
The CSO Summer Clerkship program offers law students completing their final years of study an opportunity to gain practical legal experience within a government environment and undertake work within a legal practice.
Placements are highly sought after and extremely competitive.
Summer clerkships are offered for 8 weeks each year from late November to mid-January, with mandatory unpaid leave over the Christmas period.
The clerkships finish in time for students to attend the first practical legal training program offered by the Law Society.
- an introduction to CSO
- training in drafting and legal research
- information sessions on the practice management system
- file and matter management
- assisting in client matters, under supervision.
Students offered clerkships will be paid for the full 8 weeks. Each summer clerk is allocated to a section within CSO or outposted to various government agencies.
Applications for the 2021 program will open in April.
The Rotational Clerk program involves performing legal work under the direction of a CSO solicitor.
- assisting with legal research
- preparing draft correspondence
- performing administrative tasks (filing, copying, scanning)
- analysing and summarising documents
- fact checking
- assisting practitioners prepare and run trials.
Rotational Clerk positions are offered for a period of 12 months, consisting of two 6 month rotations through two areas of practice in the CSO.
Applications for 2021 are now closed.
Find out more about the Indigenous Cadetship program and other opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the AGD Careers page.
Email: CSO-BusinessServices [at] sa.gov.au
Phone: 8207 1720
GPO Box 464, Adelaide SA 5001
Level 15, 10 Franklin Street
Adelaide, SA 5000