Maddocks’ clerkship program is a great opportunity to experience working in a dynamic legal office and familiarise yourself with the firm. It starts with an orientation, followed by rotations within our practice groups.
Our approach to recruitment is based around our commitment to individuality and diversity.
Maddocks recognises that every individual has something unique to offer. That’s why we are happy to accept applicants pursuing a combined degree, undergraduate law or the JD Program.
There is no ‘stereotypical Maddocks person’. We will consider each application in its entirety to determine whether the applicant has strengths and qualities that are compatible with the firm’s core values. We look for students who have a well-rounded experience and approach to life, as well as the the right academic ability.
We have a two-round interview process, with a representative of People & Culture and either a partner or senior associate in each round. Our interviews include competency-based questions and cover information that candidates provide in their application form. Interviews are a two-way process and are as much of an opportunity for you to get to know us, as it is for us to get to know you.
Second-round candidates are also invited on an office tour with a graduate and to a social function at the office to meet more of our people.
Once at Maddocks, our intention is to ensure clerks have a good understanding of the firm and the kind of work that we do, as well as what it would be like to be a graduate in the firm. All clerks take part in an informative induction program, which includes partner-run sessions.
Each clerk is assigned a senior lawyer as their coordinator to assist in managing workflow and act as a mentor for their rotation. All clerks are assigned a buddy and are invited to network with current graduates.
As such, we offer our clerks hands-on, practical work. Clerks will work closely not only with solicitors but with senior associates and partners and will have exposure to complex matters and clients contact.
New South Wales
We select Summer Clerks who are in their penultimate year of their law degree. Clerkships are offered as an eight week program over the summer period where you will spend up to 4 weeks in two practice groups.
Applications have now closed
We select seasonal clerks who are in their penultimate year of their law degree. Four week clerkships are available in November/December and June/July each year. You will spend two weeks in two practice areas during the program.
Applications open 15 July 2016
Applications close 14 August 2016
For further information regarding any aspect of the seasonal clerk application process please contact:
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People and Culture Advisor
Tel 61 2 9291 6286
People and Culture Advisor
Tel 61 3 9258 3740