Clerkships

The Program
What clerkships are offered?
How do I apply for a clerkship?
When are applications accepted?
Interviews and offers
What will my experience as a clerk be like?

The Program

Choosing where to begin to develop your legal career can be a difficult decision. We hope to make that decision a little easier for you through our clerkship program.

During your clerkship at Fisher Jeffries you will work alongside senior lawyers in at least two different areas and be exposed to their day to day work - what better way to understand what legal practice involves. This will be the first step in developing from a rising star into a leading lawyer. We will support you along that path because we recognise our people are our greatest asset and developing their natural talent is our recipe for success.

What clerkships are offered?

Three separate clerkship programs are offered in November 2017, February 2018 and July 2018.

How do I apply for a clerkship?

Click here to apply on-line.

We accept applications from law students at any Australian University. However, students in their penultimate or final year of their law degree will usually be given priority.

When are applications accepted?

We participate in the SALSC Clerkship scheme. Applications for 2017/2018 clerkships are accepted from 9am on 3 July 2017 until 5pm on 24 July 2017.

Interviews and offers

Interviews will commence in the week beginning 31 July 2017. Offers will be made at 9.00am on 28 August 2017 and must be accepted by 9.00am on 29 August 2017 or they will lapse.

What will my experience as a clerk be like?

Your clerkship experience will be an introduction to our firm - the work we do, the people we work with and for. Clerks at Fisher Jeffries are a vital part of our legal services team. Clerks' work is valuable and often part of the final product we deliver to Fisher Jeffries clients.

Your work will be varied and interesting. You will be allocated 2 supervisors and a buddy during your clerkship. However, our collaborative and client focussed atmosphere will mean that the specific tasks you will be given will depend on what is happening at the time you are here. Your clerkship will be full of new and exciting legal work, but it will also entice you to become involved with the many social, charitable and community activities at Fisher Jeffries. Our aim is for you to become an important part of the firm.

Unsurprisingly, Fisher Jeffries recruits most of its graduates from its clerkship program.