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KWM Clerkship Program – Canberra

Clerkships give you a clearer picture of what it's like to be a lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons. You'll get to know our people, the way we like to work, our culture, practice areas, clients and much more. For many, the clerkship experience is the first career step in their future career in law.

How it works:

We've designed a program to help you make the most of your time with us. During your clerkship, you'll learn:

  • The day-to-day skills to get you started – taking instructions, meeting with clients, drafting memos and documents, managing your practice and professional relationships.
  • The core practice teams at King & Wood Mallesons – who they are, what they do, how they're structured, the clients they work for, and of course, your role within them.
  • Our culture – working within your team, you'll be exposed to (and encouraged) to get actively involved in the many activities and events that help create our unique culture.
  • Our people – you'll find that people from every part of the business will help you along, sharing their knowledge, and ensuring you have everything you need to fit in, and do well.

You will be allocated a supervisor in each of your practice groups, and you'll work closely with the partners, senior associates and solicitors in that team. It's a hands-on role, so you'll not just be watching from the sidelines. During your time in the team, you'll be involved in telephone conversations, meetings, client visits and the deals or matters the team is working on.

Every clerk at King & Wood Mallesons receives feedback. Informal feedback is also provided on the job from partners, senior associates or solicitors talking you through the work you do.

Our clerks also have the opportunity to get involved in the many social and sporting activities that go on in the firm as well as the broader community in which we live.

Applying to King & Wood Mallesons in Canberra and Sydney

Some students may choose to apply for a clerkship in both the Canberra and Sydney offices of King & Wood Mallesons. For those students you should submit two separate applications via the relevant office's job advertisement.

Academic Transcripts

We understand some universities will not release academics for Semester 1 2019 until close to the application deadline on 7 July 2019. For those students we ask that you hold off submitting your application until you receive your academics (and before the application deadline), if possible. Please note you can still commence your application and save and continue later.

If your university will not be releasing academic results until after applications have closed, please submit your application with your most up-to-date academics that you have at the time. If you are invited to a first interview, please bring a hard copy of your latest official transcript for us to sight. Please note there is no need to email through your transcript after the closing date for applications.

For further information on clerkships, please contact Bonnie Robinson, People & Development Coordinator, on +61 2 6217 6751 or email enquiries to [email protected]. Please note that if you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm on a permanent basis.

Closed 9 months ago
Closed 9 months ago
  • Job type:Clerkships
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  • Workrights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Citizen,

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  • Closing Date:7th Jul 2019, 1:59 pm


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