Seasonal Clerk Program

Maurice Blackburn's seasonal clerkship program is designed to give you a broad overview of all aspects of plaintiff law and to provide you with real, hands-on practical experience working alongside our senior lawyers. Our program involves one rotation in a particular practice area or office within the firm, enabling you to become significantly involved in and develop an in-depth knowledge of the area in which you work. This unique opportunity will enable you to put your knowledge into practice, be supported through dedicated coaching & mentoring from a supervisor and buddy and build your technical and business skills.

The seasonal clerkship program provides a great pathway to be considered for a potential traineeship position at Maurice Blackburn. Many of our past seasonal clerks have found a clerkship to be their first step into a successful and rewarding career with us.

Maurice Blackburn's Victorian Seasonal Clerk Program runs for three weeks. Placements will be in the Melbourne CBD or a suburban office. To be considered for the program, you must be in your penultimate year of study and be a permanent resident of Australia when you apply. 

What do we look for in a seasonal clerk?

A genuine interest in plaintiff law, including knowledge of our areas of practice;
An understanding of our history and appreciation of our values;

  • Exceptional academic achievements in law
  • Commercial awareness
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels and from diverse backgrounds
  • The ability to empathise with our clients, and
  • A passion for diversity and social justice.

How to apply

Watch our 2012 Victorian summer clerks