Description

The Role

About Baker McKenzie Candidate Attorney 2024.

Who We Are

  • We are different from other law firms in the way we think, work and behave. Global in our outlook from the beginning, for 10 consecutive years we have been named as the world’s strongest law firm brand by Acritas, underlining our dedication to being the best. We know the value of our talent in sustaining this success and so we’re committed to offering the platform to nurture this talent.
  • Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organizations through our 13,000 people in 77 offices across 47 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way.
  • Originally opened in 2012, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg is well established in South Africa as a leading international law firm and is regularly involved in some of the country’s most high-profile legal matters.
  • Completing your Practical Vocational Training with us will offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of a leading law firm but in a local office environment that is hardworking, yet friendly and supportive.

Who We Look For:

  • Candidates currently enrolled for an LLB degree, to be completed prior to the commencement of the Practical Vocational Training;
  • Strong academic profile;
  • Team players;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and pro-activity;
  • Highest work standards with a strong service orientation - a “client first” culture.

We want individuals who can combine an impressive academic track record with excellent technical skills. But personal qualities are also important to us, so we’re only interested in people who can bring clarity to complex situations, are committed to excellence, and are good problem solvers. We also want people who are comfortable working in diverse teams where friendship is valued.

Diversity and Inclusion are key priorities for Baker McKenzie. The firm’s aim is to foster a vibrant and energetic environment where individuals across all demographics, from all backgrounds and cultures may develop and succeed professionally and contribute meaningfully to the strategic objectives of the firm.

To Apply

At Baker McKenzie we welcome direct applications.

Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role.  We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application.  If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 011 911 4300.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie has a culture of diversity and inclusion in its DNA - since our beginning, the differences of our people have helped us to work fluently across borders, cultures and practices. This is intrinsic to everything we do and underpins Baker McKenzie's vision to be the global law firm of choice. We understand that organisations work best when people with different backgrounds and points of view are brought together. We also know people perform at their best when they can be themselves at work. Baker McKenzie is committed to serving our clients with innovative solutions brought about by a diverse talent pool and an inclusive community.

The Johannesburg office mirrors the wider firm in encouraging the best people, regardless of race, culture, religion or belief (if any), gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation or age, to fulfil their professional aspirations with us so as to create an exciting and diverse legal environment.