Attracting and retaining quality young lawyers is a key driver of the success of our business. For this reason we invest significant time upfront, identifying, employing and nurturing candidates who have the skills and the cultural alignment to become long-term members of our team.  We offer both summer and graduate clerkships.

If you’re in your penultimate year of study or about to graduate, consider applying for a place in our summer clerkship program. The four-week program will run in November/December 2019.  It will provide you with a taste of what it’s like to work in an exciting and progressive legal business, regularly ranked as one of South Australia’s top three corporate law firms.

A lot of our clerks will continue on with us to work part-time in their final year of study and for graduates, many will start full-time positions with us following their clerkship.

Our part-time and full-time offerings are structured around your University or GDLP commitments and have a unique and dedicated focus on Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).  M&A is core to Kains. We are ranked in the top 10 nationally by Thomson Reuters for number of M&A deals under $500m (2018 and 2017) – the only independent South Australian firm in the top 10.

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