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Job Title Associate
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Job Location Canberra
Practice Group/Department Commonwealth Government
Role Associate

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers based in over 58 offices across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognised for our industry focus, we are strong across key industry sectors, being financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Knowing how our clients businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us.

We are currently looking to further grow our Commonwealth Government practice in Canberra. Our Commonwealth Government team work with Commonwealth departments and agencies across various practice areas.

Our commercial and projects team, in particular, are keen to hear from candidates who are interested in working with our clients to deliver complex projects in the fields of technology, infrastructure, defence, security, health and social services.

The work we do is some of the most interesting, and challenging, in the Australian market and we offer a supportive and collegiate environment in which to do it. Our partners and staff promote agile and flexible working arrangements and are focused on supporting all team members to achieve their full potential.


  • Associates with 2-5 years PQE gained within a reputable commercial practice
  • Government experience would be highly desirable
  • Excellent written, drafting and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail, commitment to quality and good work ethic
  • A respectful and collegiate attitude to colleagues and clients

This is a unique opportunity with a leading international firm that presents exciting potential for career advancement and development opportunities, including exposure to some of the most significant transactions in the Australian market and international clients.

The successful candidate will need to be an energetic, driven and focused individual with exceptional academic achievements. At Norton Rose Fulbright, you will be rewarded with genuine career prospects and an excellent team environment renowned for its collaborative culture, passion for client service and professional development opportunities. Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience.

Norton Rose Fulbright values diversity and strives to create an inclusive environment where all employees can bring their whole selves to work. We embrace the opportunity to contribute to the communities in which we work which underpins our strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. We provide a range of opportunities in which our people can make a difference to their local and global communities including through pro bono legal work, charitable giving, volunteering and support for the environment.

We are proud that Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as well as a silver employer for LGBTI Inclusion through the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. It is the policy of NRFA Group to provide workplace adjustments for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application/interview process, please contact Scott Baker at

If you are trans or gender diverse and would like a confidential discussion before applying, please contact Yvette Borradale (03) 8686 6003 or Scott Baker (02) 9330 8578.