Pro Bono – Associate

07 April 2022

Sydney | Full Time

The role

This is an exciting new opportunity to join HWL Ebsworth’s first ever national Pro Bono practice, led by a Pro Bono Partner. The role will involve managing many aspects of the day to day delivery of Pro Bono services across the firm’s National Pro Bono program.

HWL Ebsworth is a signatory to the National Pro Bono Target. We are longstanding supporters of numerous pro bono programmes designed to provide legal assistance to charitable institutions and disadvantaged or marginalised individuals. All Practice Groups actively support our pro bono program, and our program is structured in a way that enables our lawyers across the country to actively participate.

The role will include:

  • maintaining and developing relationships with current and new Pro Bono clients;
  • advising Pro Bono clients on a broad range of legal issues including charity law, governance and risk, policy work and commercial contracting;
  • assisting with the placement of work across the firm’s 800+ lawyers and being able to manage any issues that arise from the delivery of that work;
  • involvement in assisting junior lawyers and graduates on external Pro Bono secondments;
  • assisting with the day to day administration of the Pro Bono practice, including managing conflicts, legal and reputational risk, file opening, and budget approvals; and
  • assisting in training lawyers undertaking Pro Bono.


The successful candidate will be highly motivated and passionate about delivering Pro Bono work. As an Associate, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • a strong interest in Pro Bono and in the delivery of Pro Bono advice;
  • strong project management and organisational skills;
  • some experience advising in areas including commercial/corporate/charity law;
  • experience working with a range of clients;
  • strong communication skills; and
  • a minimum of 3 years PQE experience.

How to apply

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Nicolette Peters on (02) 9334 8621 or email your CV and academic transcript to

Applicants must have full working rights in Australia to apply

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