A career with the CSO

The CSO offers career opportunities in a range of rewarding and challenging roles.  Roles as solicitors, paralegals and administrative support officers are just a few examples. All our staff play a critical role in supporting NSW Government agencies to deliver policies, programs and projects in a lawful, effective and efficient manner.

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The CSO is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.

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What we offer you

  • Career and professional development opportunities
  • Support for your health and wellbeing
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • A diverse and inclusive work environment

Career opportunities for law students and law graduates

Register your interest in a CSO paralegal or graduate solicitor role by completing an expression of interest through our recruitment portal.

Learn more about opportunities for Students & Graduates.


Work with us as a paralegal while you complete your degree. We employ approximately 50 paralegals, many of whom successfully apply for our graduate solicitor program, and continue their legal career with us.

Graduate Solicitors

Join the CSO's two-year graduate program. From day one, you'll contribute to client and file management, and be exposed to unique and complex legal issues that will challenge your thinking.

"Since commencing the CSO's Graduate Solicitor program I have worked with barristers, including Senior Counsel, on precedent-setting litigation; attended mediations and settlement conferences; and provided advice to clients in both litigated and non-litigated matters. The work I have done is unique, varied and challenging." Yvette Edgell, Graduate Solicitor