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Starting a new career as a lawyer can be daunting, so we've tried to answer some of your questions.
How many employees does Piper Alderman have?
Piper Alderman has approximately 350 employees.
How many lawyers does Piper Alderman have?
Piper Alderman has approximately 165 lawyers including more than 50 partners.
Where are your offices located?
We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.
What areas of law does Piper Alderman practice in?
Piper Alderman is a full service commercial law firm practicing in corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, property, construction and infrastructure, intellectual property and technology, credit management and insolvency and employment relations.
What Industries do you work in?
We work across a wide range of industries including agribusiness, banking and finance, energy and resources, government, health and life sciences, hospitality, tourism and gaming, insurance, private client services and trade and transport.
For more details on both our areas of practice and industry experience, visit our Expertise section.
Can I get involved in pro bono work?
All lawyers are encouraged to participate in pro bono work and are also given the opportunity to become a member of our CSR committee.
Do you offer clerk and graduate rotations?
We ask our clerks and graduates what area of law interests them the most and we do our best to place them in that area. If they would like to experience a different area of law down the track, we do our best to accommodate that request.
What days would I be working during a clerkship?
As a law clerk you can choose the working days that suit you the most to fit around your university timetable. We understand that timetables change from semester to semester; so too can your working days.
Can I have time off for study and exams?
We understand that your first priority is your studies. That is why most of our law clerks take time off during exam periods.
What kind of work will I be doing?
Your work will vary depending on which division you are working in, however you can expect to do real legal work such as drafting, research and attending court. Have a look at our Clerk and Graduate Experiences page to hear it first hand.
If you still can't find the answer to your question, please contact a member of our Human Resources team whose details can be found on the Contacts page.