Careers

Discover Your Potential at Russell Kennedy

If you’re looking to join a leading law firm and accelerate your career, Russell Kennedy is a great place to work. We’re committed to making a difference for our clients, providing opportunities for our people, and delivering lasting change for our community. As part of our team, you’ll receive hands-on experience, quality mentoring and access to valuable learning opportunities. Our employees are provided with the opportunity to work with clients on projects that matter.

The size of our firm means that everyone is valued and has the opportunity to do meaningful work that matters. We establish clear career goals, expectations and plans for all employees and provide extensive training and development opportunities via our EDGE learning and development program.

Russell Kennedy is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and aims to ensure that in the application of all employment related policies, practices and procedures, all decisions are made on the basis of merit and fairness. Russell Kennedy is also committed to promoting a diverse and progressive workforce that allows Russell Kennedy to attract and retain the most qualified and suitable employees and principals for the business.

At Russell Kennedy, we respect and celebrate the things that make each of us different. The firm is dedicated to creating an environment that is characterised by equal access and respected participation of all groups and individuals. This is regardless of all differences, including culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, age, religion, personal circumstances, physical features, abilities and disabilities, socioeconomics and sexual orientation.

We are proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE). In addition to this, the firm supports a range of initiatives including, the Russell Kennedy Women’s Network and our Diversity and Inclusion committee. Our Diversity and Inclusion committee has 3 key focuses: Access RK (Accessibility and Disability), Kaleidoscope (Cultural Diversity) and Pride@RK (LGBTIQ).

Why Russell Kennedy?

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Inclusion

Respected participation by all

Wellbeing

Achieving balance

Professional development

Tailored programs

At Russell Kennedy we work hard to ensure equality and recognition of all contributions across different areas of the firm. We recognise that there are different facets to diversity and inclusion, and have a number of key initiatives in place to address different aspects, ensuring the application of all employment related policies, practices and procedures, and all decisions are made on the basis of merit and fairness.
To date our areas of focus include accessibility for people with disabilities, LGBTIQ inclusion, and cultural diversity and inclusion.

Russell Kennedy Lawyers also has a commitment to gender equality through the Russell Kennedy Women’s Network and is proud to be publically recognised as an organisation committed to gender equality by the granting of an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation for the third straight year.

Russell Kennedy supports a balance between work and play because happy and healthy people do great work.

We take an holistic approach to our employees wellbeing and understand the importance of flexibility with all roles being flexible, but know wellbeing is so much more.

We have a health and wellbeing program that offers assistance to our people in all aspects of their lives.

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Our learning and development program, the EDGE, delivers tailored programs for our people, these are underpinned by a formal competency framework and career map that support promotion and career progression.

We have an internal mentoring program and encourage our people to participate in industry wide programs as a mentor or a mentee. Russell Kennedy provides support to undertake further study, depending on the course, we will cover some or all of the cost of study, as well as provide you with study leave.

Culture

People are the centre of our business

Work

Relationship driven approach

Community & Sustainability

Making a contribution

At Russell Kennedy, we respect and celebrate the things that make each of us different. We're bonded by shared values and a commitment to make a difference for our clients, our people and our community.

Our Principals and managers genuinely care about your wellbeing and have created a friendly and welcoming atmosphere to ensure you feel part of the team from day one.

At Russell Kennedy we empower our lawyers from a junior level to build close relationships with your colleagues and clients.

We encourage you to spend time with our clients where they operate, get to know them, their markets and their customers to better understand their needs and challenges.

Through challenging and fulling work, we support our clients to navigate exciting and significant transactions, many that shape our landscape and impact the wellbeing of our communities.

We contribute to the communities in which we operate through our charity initiatives and pro bono work. We have formal relationships with community legal centres and assist various aid organisations.

Russell Kennedy has been a signatory to the National Pro Bono Resource Centre’s Aspirational Target since 2011, and we regularly exceed the Centre’s target number of pro bono hours per lawyer per year.

Russell Kennedy is committed to reducing its environmental impact and promoting environmental awareness among its staff, clients and suppliers, as well as the broader community. As a member of the Australasian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) we measure, report on and benchmark our emissions annually.

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