To be eligible for a summer clerk position students must be in the penultimate year of their law degree.
Applications Open - Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Applications Close - Sunday, 17 July 2016
Offers Made - Friday, 23 September 2016
Rotation 1 – 21 November 2016 to 23 December 2016
Rotation 2 – 9 January 2017 to 10 February 2017
(Applications should include a covering letter, detailed CV and current academic transcript)
Human Resources Manager - Sydney
Level 65, MLC Centre
19 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000
T: +61 (0)2 8083 0388
F: +61 (0)2 8083 0399
About Holding Redlich
Holding Redlich has a unique personality which distinguishes it from other law firms. It is a personality based on a strong commitment to excellence in everything we do, ethical behaviour, respect for the individual, a strong sense of our obligations to society, and a resolve to work as trusted advisers and partners with our clients.
What does the firm look for in a potential employee?
We look for well-rounded, proactive, energetic people with inquiring minds and a commitment to excellence in the work they do.
What advice would you offer to someone applying to the firm?
Invest time in doing your research and be sure to let us know why you would like to do a Summer Clerkship with our firm. Individualise your application - let us know what subjects you have enjoyed, what your outside interests are and what you might like to experience as a Summer Clerk at Holding Redlich.
How does the firm encourage employees to learn and develop?
We invest in our people and support their development both professionally and personally.
The firm offers an extensive in-house learning and development program covering legal skills and knowledge, practice management and business skills, technology training and professional and career development opportunities. We also encourage our employees to utilise external learning opportunities to enhance their skills, and support them to pursue further qualifications such as postgraduate and professional studies through our generous study leave and financial assistance policy.
Of course we recognise that the most important professional development occurs on the job. With guidance and support from the partners and senior lawyers in each practice area, our lawyers are encouraged to gain an in-depth understanding of clients’ industries and commercial objectives as well as developing their legal skills.
Holding Redlich takes a broad approach to career development, and encourages junior lawyers to participate in our mentorship program. The program teams a junior lawyer with a senior associate or partner from a different practice area, offering personal and confidential mentoring and guidance.
Does the firm engage in pro bono, volunteer or other community activities?
Holding Redlich also has a long tradition of contributing to the community through our extensive pro bono program. Pro bono work is highly valued at the firm and lawyers in all practice areas are encouraged to be involved.
What can we expect?
Our Summer Clerk recruitment process consists of the following:
All candidates who have been successful in securing a first round interview will be invited to our information evening. This event consists of an information session that will give you all the information you need on Holding Redlich and the clerkship process. The evening will also give you the opportunity to hear presentations from our Sydney Human Resources Manager, our Sydney Managing Partner and our National Managing Partner. You will also hear from two former Summer Clerks on their experiences at Holding Redlich and the clerkship experience in general.
This is then followed by drinks with our Partners and Lawyers. This is a unique opportunity for you to speak to Holding Redlich partners and lawyers and gain an insight into their practice areas and what life at Holding Redlich is really all about.
First round interviews
When you arrive at reception for your first round interview you will be greeted by a member of the Human Resources team who will take your photo and then introduce you to your interviewers.
Your interview will be with a Partner and a Senior Associate. If you have indicated practice group preferences in your cover letter, we will do our best to match you up with at least one person from your preferred area.
The buddy system
As part of the recruitment process you will be teamed up with a buddy who will be available for you to ask questions and contact throughout the process. Our team of buddies is made up of former summer clerks who have been through the process previously.
Your buddy will meet up with your directly after your first round interview to check in with you and answer any questions you may have.
Second round interviews
Your second round interview will be with our Sydney Managing Partner and our Sydney Human Resources Manager.
Offers will be made in accordance with Law Society guidelines.
What does the firm look for in a clerk?
We look for strong academic results and well-developed interpersonal and communication skills. We also value diversity of experience, including part-time or vacation work, and involvement in extra-curricular activities such as volunteer work and community, arts, sport and business organisations.
What work does the firm offer a Summer Clerk?
Summer Clerks gain exposure to a variety of interesting work, and hands-on experience working with senior lawyers and partners. Our Summer Clerks are given practical, hands-on experience with our practice areas and are involved in client matters to the fullest extent possible.
Does the firm take graduates directly?
Opportunities to recruit graduates occur from time-to-time, however, most of our graduates are recruited via the clerkship process.