Working with us

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.

Visit the following links for the latest opportunities at the CSO in both legal and non-legal areas:

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.

Follow us on LinkedIn for updates on career opportunities and other news from the CSO.

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

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17 Nov 2022

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We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future. 

Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.

You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.

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