2017 Clerkship Applications

Applications are now being accepted for Holding Redlich Melbourne office's Summer Clerkships program for 2017.

Holding Redlich is a signatory to the LIV Seasonal Clerkship Guidelines for 2017.

To be eligible for a summer clerk position students must be in their penultimate year of their law degree. 

Applications Close – 11.59pm, Sunday 13 August 2017

Offers Made – 10am onwards, Thursday 12 October 2017

Interviews will be held the week commencing 28 August. The interview process will consist of 1 or 2 interviews only.

Clerkship dates:
Group 1 - 27 November 2017 to 8 December 2017 
Group 2 - 11 December 2017 to  22 December 2017

Applications must be made via our careers centre. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

(Applications should include a covering letter, detailed CV and current academic transcript)

Please address applications to:

Chris Cox, Recruitment Manager

Queries may be sent to recruitment@holdingredlich.com

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 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.


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