Australia

Lawyers who begin their careers with Jones Day in Australia work on demanding and complex matters and help find solutions for multinational clients confronting significant legal challenges.

Jones Day’s Australian lawyers advise on multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, capital markets, intellectual property (including communications and technology transactions), labor and employment, and litigation and dispute resolution.

Lawyers who join Jones Day in Australia benefit from exposure to a broad range of domestic matters as well as those with global reach through our lawyers in more than 40 offices; a friendly and dynamic office environment, supported by the established resources of a large global law firm; and an opportunity to make tangible contributions from day one as new lawyers work directly with associates and partners.

Australia Offices

 

Jones Day has been active in Queensland for a number of years, having acted for clients involved in major coal seam gas and coal projects in Queensland and represented clients involved in major disputes. The Brisbane Office, opened in 2016, focuses on M&A, projects and infrastructure, and project-related disputes.

Our Brisbane lawyers work closely, every day, with lawyers in other Jones Day offices in Australia and around the world to ensure that we bring to bear the best resources of the Firm for our clients.

Recruiting Contacts:
John Cooper, Hiring Partner
Catherine Davies, Recruiting Manager

Level 31
Riverside Centre
123 Eagle St
Brisbane City QLD 4000

(P) + 61.7.3085.7000
(F) + 61.7.3085.7099

Applications for summer clerks, graduates and experienced lawyer positions should be submitted through our application siteWe do not accept applications sent via email.

 

Jones Day opened the Melbourne Office, its fourth office in Australia, in 2018 in response to Australia's growing role in the global economy, the importance of Melbourne as a center for corporate Australia, and the Firm's commitment to the country. Presence in Melbourne enhances the Firm's ability to serve clients in Australia's industrial capital, provide them with better risk assessment on global investments, and more efficiently and effectively resolve their disputes as they arise.

The Melbourne Office focuses on M&A, energy, IP, restructuring, and disputes, with an emphasis on the financial services, energy, mining, infrastructure, and pharmaceutical sectors. Our Melbourne lawyers work closely, every day, with lawyers in other Jones Day offices in Australia and around the world to ensure that we bring to bear the best resources of the Firm for our clients.

Recruiting Contacts:
Tim L’Estrange, Hiring Partner
Catherine Davies, Recruiting Manager

Level 48
Rialto Towers
525 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

(P) + 61.3.9101.6800
(F) + 61.3.9101.6899

Applications for summer clerks, graduates and experienced lawyer positions should be submitted through our application site.  We do not accept applications sent via email.


 

Jones Day's Perth Office focuses primarily on projects and project-related disputes, with an emphasis on the energy sector.

We place great emphasis on building and nurturing relationships with Jones Day offices throughout the Firm. On a local level, Perth lawyers work closely with counterparts in Brisbane and Sydney, and on a global level, they collaborate closely with colleagues at other Jones Day offices to ensure that our clients benefit from the innovative approaches a truly integrated global firm can provide.

Recruiting Contacts:

Adam Salter, Partner-in-Charge
Catherine Davies, Recruiting Manager

Jones Day, Central Park
51/152-158 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
(T) +61.8.6214.5700

Applications for summer clerks, graduates and experienced lawyer positions should be submitted through our application site.  We do not accept applications sent via email.

 

 

Jones Day's Sydney Office provides legal services to both Australian and global corporate clients.

Our lawyers – including lawyers new to the Firm – work on complex domestic issues for predominantly ASX top 100 clients, and for Fortune 500 or equivalent clients in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Our practices include Antitrust & Competition Law, Energy, Global Disputes, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Projects and Infrastructure.

Recruiting Contacts:
John Emmerig, Hiring Partner
Catherine Davies, Recruiting Manager

Jones Day
Aurora Place Level 41
88 Phillip Street
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

(T) +61.2.8272.0500

Applications for summer clerks, graduates and experienced lawyer positions should be submitted through our application site.  We do not accept applications sent via email.


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Jones Day offers experienced lawyers a superior platform from which to develop their practices. Our global footprint attracts lawyers who seek a more cross-office, cross-practice, client-focused and team-oriented environment in which to practice. Our collaborative, global approach attracts lawyers searching for a more cross-office, cross-practice, client-focused, and team-oriented environment in which to practice.

Lawyers joining Jones Day have the opportunity to be part of a firm that has repeatedly earned high rankings for client service by the BTI Consulting Group, which bases its rankings on survey results from Fortune 1000 corporate counsel. We are proud of our unwavering commitment to client service, and expect all of our lawyers to share our dedication.

Depending on the specific needs of our offices and practices, we hire accomplished attorneys at various levels of experience. We always welcome inquiries from lawyers who share our commitment to providing outstanding client service.

Learn more about training, development and associate life. 

 

 

Any questions regarding the Graduate Programs can be directed to Amanda Morehu.

The Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane Offices take part in the NSW Graduate Scheme, the LIV Traineeship Program and the Queensland Graduate Program.

Sydney
Applications open on 1 March 2021
Applications close at 5pm on 11 April 2021

Brisbane
Applications open on 16 August 2021
Applications close at 9am on 27 August 2021

Melbourne
Applications open on 10 August 2021
Applications close at 11:59 pm on 30 August 2021

From the outset, graduates in our Australian offices have the opportunity to work closely with associates and partners across several practices and offices. To ensure that graduates experience a variety of work assignments, they are encouraged to introduce themselves to lawyers.

The Australia offices recruit graduates through the NSW Law Society Graduate Recruitment Scheme, which commences in March and concludes in June each year. The majority of our summer clerks continue as graduates in the Firm.

New lawyers attend the New Lawyer Academy, an annual event held in Washington, DC. Each year, new lawyers assemble from our more than 40 offices around the world to meet and network with each other and learn what it means to be One Firm Worldwide. Our Firm leaders, partners, and associates teach the new lawyers about Jones Day's culture, history, organization, and achievements and lead substantive and interactive training sessions. Every year, our new lawyers take away from the Academy a sense of great pride and excitement about being part of the Firm.

Graduates joining Jones Day Australia have their Practical Legal Training (PLT) course fees paid by the Firm, and PLT costs are reimbursed for those lawyers who complete PLT outside of their degrees. We are flexible as to whether PLT is completed onsite or offsite, full time prior to commencing with us, or part time while working as a graduate.

Jones Day seeks to employ the most qualified people for every position in the Firm, continually delivering superior client service through professional excellence and teamwork. We offer competitive compensation and benefits in a stimulating work environment. When a position opens, it will appear, below, along with a link to an email to which you can attach your resume and a cover letter.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters and are not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with Jones Day. We also do not accept or retain resumes that do not relate to a specific, open position or resumes of individuals who do not meet the stated minimum qualifications for the position which has been posted.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Sydney Office Billing Coordinator, Billing & Collection Services (BCS)

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Billing Coordinator, Firm Billing & Collection Services responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing monthly billing support to assigned billing lawyers; overseeing and monitoring billing assignments of the Office Billing Assistants and Specialists; overseeing the day-to-day billing operations of the Office to ensure compliance with billing and collection polices; overseeing application of Alternative Billing Arrangements and annual review and approval of same; and overseeing the write-down/off process and approvals. The Billing Coordinator participates in the hiring, coaching, performance evaluation and staff discipline processes; coordinates new Billing Assistant/Specialist orientation, on-boarding, and integration; and assists with billing training for new lawyers and secretaries.

Required Qualifications:

  • University-level degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum five years of experience in law firm billing.
  • Minimum three years of supervisory experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of Elite (and Aderant) Legal Billing.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Excel.

ONLY RESUMES (CV's) IN .PDF FORMAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AND REVIEWED
Principals only - No search firms. To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume and relevant results to clevelandhr@jonesday.com.

Any questions regarding the Summer Clerkship program can be directed to Amanda Morehu. The Jones Day offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane take part in the NSW Summer Clerkship Scheme, LIV Seasonal Clerkship Program and the Queensland Vacation Clerkship Program.

Sydney
Applications open on 8 June 2021
Applications close at 11:59 pm on 11 July 2021

Click here to apply.

Brisbane
Applications open on 5 July 2021
Applications close at 5pm on 13 August 2021

Melbourne
Applications open on 28 June 2021
Applications close 11.59 pm on 15 August 2021

In Sydney and Melbourne, we run a Summer Clerkship program and in Brisbane we run Winter and Summer Clerkship programs. In Sydney and Melbourne, the program is 8 weeks and in Brisbane, each clerkship is 4 weeks. Clerks spend their time developing their legal and commercial skills. They enjoy the benefits of our non-rotational training system, providing the opportunity to work across various practices.

Clerks work with graduates, associates, and partners, engaging in a wide variety of tasks including drafting transactional documents, conducting research, attending court hearings, writing opinions, and learning about the mechanics of closing a deal.

Clerks have the benefit of training sessions and seminars that provide insight into the mechanics of legal practice, as well as the substantive legal work that we do at Jones Day. Mentors and supervising partners are assigned to summer clerks to guide them through their clerkships and assist with their career development.

Paralegals
The Melbourne and Perth offices accept applications for casual Paralegal positions throughout the year. To apply for Paralegal opportunities in Melbourne or Perth send your cover letter, CV and academic transcript to MelbourneRecruiting@jonesday.com or PerthRecruiting@jonesday.com.

 

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