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Summary: Australian attorneys are sought after over every other attorney from America to Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Harrison Barnes explains why.

Read Why American Law Firms Prefer Hiring Australian Attorneys Over American Attorneys: What You Can Learn from Australian Attorneys about How to Succeed in American Law Firms to learn more.


Law firms are attracted to Australian attorneys over European, Asian, Middle Eastern, and even American ones. Foreign attorneys even come to the United States to obtain LL.M. degrees but find themselves without job offers from American law firms and have to return to their home countries. Harrison Barnes explains why Australian attorneys are more sought after.

  1. Australian attorneys are more appreciative of their jobs and show it.

Many American attorneys take their jobs at elite law firms for granted. They are excited about their job with a firm in the U.S. and know they are lucky. They don’t compare themselves to other attorneys with more money and instead focus on their job. Someone with this attitude improves the morale of the entire firm.

  1. Australian attorneys are deeply loyal.

Australian attorneys take a job with a firm and are more likely to stay with the firm unless they have to make a lateral move due to mass layoffs. Once they get a job, they are happy with it. American attorneys are always looking for something better. Loyal attorneys are trusted, advanced, and allowed to interact with the important clients.

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  1. Australian attorneys know they have to make things work or end up back in Australia.

They need work visa sponsorship which makes it difficult to switch firms. Law firms don’t want to hassle with it and neither do the attorneys. Australian attorneys generally have one chance to make things work. Law firms like hiring foreign attorneys just for this reason – they don’t have to worry as much about them jumping ship. They will do everything in their power to make things work.

  1. Australian attorneys are social and easy going.

With the need to make their job work at the law firm, Australian attorneys are eager to get to know their colleagues. American attorneys are intensely competitive amongst their colleagues.

  1. Australian attorneys are able to view the legal industry as a game.

These attorneys are able to distance themselves from the job and not take things so personally. They understand there are rules they must follow to succeed and are able to follow them instead of viewing them as negative aspects of the job. Since Australian attorneys are more social, they are viewed by managers more positively and may escape trouble with office politics.

  1. Australian attorneys take care of themselves.

Australian attorneys generally take the time and effort to stay fit. They are active in sports. Many American attorneys are also active in sports and also tend to be the more successful attorneys.

  1. Australian attorneys are content with the place they get a job.

American attorneys that take jobs in cities other than where they are from try to work their way back to their hometown. Australian attorneys settle into whatever city they are hired in and make it home by developing extensive networks of friends, acquaintances, and more.

  1. Australian attorneys are desired for many more reasons

There are many more reasons that Australian attorneys are desired over other attorneys.





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