FAQs

 What does Gilbert + Tobin look for in experienced lawyers?

Are there opportunities to do pro bono work?

Does Gilbert + Tobin encourage postgraduate studies?

Do you offer scholarships for further study?

Does Gilbert + Tobin offer local and international secondments?


What does Gilbert + Tobin look for in experienced lawyers?

When recruiting experienced lawyers we look for:

  • a minimum of two to three years’ experience in your area of specialisation
  • a client-focused, commercial approach to practice
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.

Are there opportunities to do pro bono work?

Pro bono is an integral part of our distinctive culture. Almost all our lawyers work on at least one pro bono matter each year.

Our diverse Pro Bono practice offers 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 encourage postgraduate studies?

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?

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 legal education (CLE) courses.

Past scholarship winners have studied at prestigious institutions in the United Kingdom, USA, and Hong Kong, including: University of Oxford, London School of Economics, Columbia University, Harvard University, New York University, Stanford University, University of Florida and Duke University.

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 the commercial environment.

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