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Working at Mellor Olsson

Mellor Olsson operates from a head office in Adelaide with two further regional offices in Port Lincoln and Clare.

We employ approximately 85 South Australian’s across our range of legal and business support roles. We provide employment opportunities for a range of individuals, including junior administrative positions. As a growing firm, Mellor Olsson is always on the lookout for the talented people to join our team.

Our values

At Mellor Olsson, our purpose is to have a positive impact on our clients’ lives. Put simply, we’re here to help other South Australian individuals and businesses succeed. To ensure we are able to do this, we employ staff who embody and embrace our firm values:

Integrity – We do the right thing;

Respect – We demonstrate regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others;

Excellence – We offer the best advice available;

Reliability – We have been helping clients for over 150 years;

Success – Our business growth is dependent on us achieving better outcomes for our clients.

Training & Development

Continual progression of our team members is part of our success. Our focus on training and development encourages career progression. We offer professional development sessions, with a focus on technical skills and non-technical training.

We also partner with external training providers or experts in their field and offer networking opportunities.

Health & Wellbeing

At Mellor Olsson we are invested in the health and wellbeing of our staff, with a dedicated programs focusing on the physical and mental health of employees. We offer an Employee Assistance Program, regularly check-in on workloads, and provide educational sessions around sleep, mindfulness and self-care.

As the physical health of our team is also important, we provide initiatives such as fresh fruit, free flu vaccinations and a regular walking group.

Graduate & Clerkship program

Mellor Olsson is committed to ensuring South Australia continues to grow some of the best legal minds available. That is why we are invested in the development, education and mentoring of future solicitors.

As a full service law firm with regional offices, our clerkship and graduate program offers one of the most diverse platforms for a career in law. Learning from our Senior Management, Partners and Senior Associates, graduates and clerks are continually supported whilst given responsibility and autonomy.


Mellor Olsson is pleased to be a part of the Uniform Clerkship Scheme. This program provides hands on experience by having the opportunity of working on a variety of matters across different areas of law. Clerks gain invaluable knowledge and an understanding of what is like to work in a law firm. Undertaking a clerkship in a full service firm can help determine the area of law in which you may want to work in the future.

Our clerkship program provides the opportunity of working closely and being mentored by senior members of the Mellor Olsson team, who have an excellent reputation in the industry. During the clerkship program, you may perform tasks such as conducting research, attending client meetings, assisting with preparing legal documents and attend court to observe.

This is paid clerkship program and we will have two separate four week clerkship opportunities commencing in November 2021 and January 2022. During the Uniform Clerkship Scheme the clerks will be based primarily in either the Commercial or Litigation team.

Key Dates of the Clerkship Program:

Applications Now Open: If you would like to find out more or how to apply for this exciting clerkship program click here.

Applications Close: Friday 30th of July

Interviews Commence: Monday 9th of August

Offers Made: Monday 6th of September

Offers Accepted: Wednesday 8th of September


Our graduate program suits students in their final year of their law degree or recent graduates. Commencing your legal career in a full service law firm gives successful applicants broad exposure to all aspects of law. Mellor Olsson is one of the largest and most established law firms in South Australia, making our graduate programs an excellent starting point for your career.

Graduates are assigned a mentor and will build commercial acumen along with core legal skills training throughout the program. Mellor Olsson recognises the importance of flexibility and provides flexible part-time options throughout the final year of study if required. Current vacancies for graduate positions can be viewed here.

Business Professionals

Mellor Olsson has a CEO structure, supported by Senior Managers in Finance, People & Culture, Marketing and IT. This team ensures the successful running of the business and reports to the Partnership group.

Social activities

We understand the importance of taking some time out and having a little fun with our work colleagues. Whether it is a morning tea, a charity run or our famous themed MOTown’s, at Mellor Olsson everyone has a sense of belonging.