Winner – Queensland Law Society
Equity & Diversity Award 2016 & 2017

Miller Harris Lawyers has recently been announced as an award winner in the 2017 Queensland Law Society Equity and Diversity Awards having also won this award in 2016. The award, for legal practices with fewer than 20 legal practitioners, recognises the variety of initiatives we have put in place to support equity and diversity in our workplace. Equity and diversity is a key strength of our firm and is embedded within our recruitment and career development processes.

Why Choose Miller Harris

Careers

At Miller Harris Lawyers, we are always on the lookout for good people!

A career with Miller Harris Lawyers gives you the opportunity to develop your personal and professional skills in a dynamic and supportive environment. You will have the chance to work with some of the region’s most respected and high-profile clients, including corporates, government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and high wealth individuals. You will also have access to a range of career benefits including:

  • post graduate study support;
  • on-the-job coaching and mentoring from professionals who are recognised experts in their respective fields;
  • a formal and objective performance appraisal and career development program;
  • in-house training programs on both technical and non-technical subject matters;
  • opportunities to attend external training courses and seminars;
  • working in a new, modern and dynamic office space situated in the Cairns CBD;
  • competitive remuneration;
  • opportunities to take part in the firm’s community and pro bono activities;
  • a range of non-monetary benefits and policies (purchased additional annual leave, flexible working arrangements etc); and
  • working for a firm with unquestionable ethical and quality standards and with strong cultural values.

Our people strategy is underpinned by our philosophy that, by investing in and nurturing our team, we enable both them and our business to realise their full potential. All enquiries are treated with the strictest confidence and sensitivity.

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Current vacancies

Graduates and students

Miller Harris Lawyers career pathways are flexible to meet the needs of the individual. We offer a range of employment options to launch your career in the legal profession.

Vacation program

Our vacation program is rotational and provides candidates with the opportunity to gain valuable insights into a legal career working for one of the region’s leading law firms. It is also a pathway to a potential full time graduate position with us when you complete your degree.

When does the program run? The program will run for a period of two weeks during the traditional university vacation period (June and July). Exact dates are flexible to suit the needs of the individual.

What will I be doing? You will have the opportunity to work side by side with our team, gaining experience whilst working on a range of legal matters. The program is rotational so you will have the opportunity to work in each area of our practice to gain an understanding of the different career paths and specialisations available within the legal profession.

Who is the program aimed at? Positions are generally reserved for those candidates who are currently in the penultimate year of their law degree.

When do I apply? Applications will open in February each year, and need to be submitted electronically. If you would like to register your details now to be kept informed regarding our vacation program, please email hr@millerharris.com.au and use the subject line ‘Vacation Program’ and we will make sure we keep you updated.

Will I get paid? Yes! Candidates are paid a casual rate based on the hours worked.

Graduate program

Each year, Miller Harris Lawyers recruits a number of graduate lawyers to the firm. Our graduates will generally rotate through the various areas of our practice during their first year with us, gaining a broad level of experience on a range of legal services. Candidates are able to undertake either a supervised traineeship, or the practical legal training (PLT) required to gain admission to practice as a solicitor in Queensland. During your graduate year with Miller Harris Lawyers, you will gain valuable on‑the‑job experience, as well as be provided with a range of formal and informal training and development options.

If you are interested in a graduate position with Miller Harris Lawyers, please email hr@millerharris.com.au with the subject line ‘Graduate Program’ and we’ll make sure we keep you updated with our graduate program recruitment activities.

Gap year and traineeships

From time to time, a range of alternative employment options arise, including for those candidates undertaking a gap year (either before commencing or during university) and administrative traineeships for those candidates looking to gain experience working in a legal firm after completion of high school and before embarking on further study. If you are considering one of these options, please email hr@millerharris.com.au with the subject line ‘Gap year and traineeships’ and we’ll keep you posted regarding any vacancies. We are always flexible for the right candidate!

Experienced professionals

We are always on the lookout for good people and opportunities arise for experienced solicitors to join the Miller Harris Lawyers team on a regular basis. It is an opportunity to leverage your established experience and grow your career alongside some of the region’s most respected professionals. Ongoing professional development, strong cultural values, a structured career progression program, competitive remuneration and a suite of non-remuneration benefits means that Miller Harris Lawyers is the ideal place to launch the next phase of your career. For a confidential career discussion, please contact Joe Cristaldi, the firm’s Director of Operations (P +61 7 4036 9721 E joecristaldi@millerharris.com.au).

Legal support team

Our legal support team are an integral part of our ongoing business success. You will have the chance to work alongside respected professionals in a dynamic and supportive environment. Our legal support team roles include secretaries and personal assistants, receptionists, accounts and administration and, paralegal roles. Vacancies for these positions are posted on the current vacancies section of our website so, keep an eye out for opportunities that may arise.