Students and graduates


Alex Jez joining CSO
"I chose the CSO because, as a public sector agency, it aligned with my core interests and values. The people and culture are unparalleled, and the work is exciting, meaningful and engaging. I love the unwavering support and mentorship"

- Aleksandra Jez, Graduate Solicitor

Career opportunities

Paralegal roles

Work with us as a paralegal while you complete your degree. There are approximately 50 paralegals employed at the CSO. Many of them successfully apply for our graduate solicitor program and continue their legal career with us.

Graduate development program

Join the CSO's two-year development program upon admission. From day one, you will contribute to client and file management and be exposed to unique and complex legal issues that will challenge your thinking. We offer our graduates:

  • Experience in different legal practice groups.

  • Graduate buddy program.

  • On-the-job coaching and mentoring.

  • Ongoing training, including tailored CPD.

  • Flexible working, competitive salary.

Apply now

Check out current opportunities.

You can also search and apply for paralegal and graduate roles at

We advertise our graduate development program in July, and paralegal roles periodically. 

We welcome and encourage applications from all diversity groups.

If you have any questions about applying for a paralegal or graduate role, contact us.

More information

For more information about what CSO can offer Students & Graduates:

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17 Nov 2022

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