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Vacation Clerks & Graduates

Vacation clerkships

Our vacation clerkships are held in our Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney offices over the summer and/or winter university breaks. The programs give clerks the unique opportunity to experience our firm, our practice areas and most importantly, our culture. Working as a vacation clerk with the firm can often act as a stepping stone to an ongoing position with the firm as a law clerk or graduate.

"I think the general culture of the firm made the whole experience so enjoyable. Everyone was so incredibly welcoming and so willing to help and engage with me."

Brittany Anderson, Vacation Clerk February 2018/Graduate 2019.

Brisbane clerks undertake a three week clerkship during which they spend one week in each of our three practice areas – insurance & health, property & commercial and family law.

Please note that recruitment has been finalised for the 2019 Brisbane Vacation Clerkship program. Recruitment dates will be released for the 2020 Brisbane Vacation Clerkship program once they have been finalised.

Melbourne clerks experience a clerkship program within our defendant insurance team. The Melbourne vacation clerkship is open to penultimate and final year students looking to be considered for Graduate opportunities in 2020 and 2021. Please see application dates below for the 2019 Melbourne Vacation Clerkship Program:

Monday 4 March

Monday 4 MarchMonday 8 July Applications for vacation clerkships openApplications for vacation clerkships open
Monday 1 AprilSunday 11 August Applications for vacation clerkships closeApplications for vacation clerkships close
Monday 20 MayThursday 10 October Offers for vacation clerkships will be madeOffers for vacation clerkships made

Sydney clerks have the opportunity to be exposed to a range of defendant insurance & health matters as well as family law. 

Please see application dates below for the 2019 Sydney Vacation Clerkship Program:

Monday 4 March

Monday 4 MarchTuesday 11 June Applications for vacation clerkships openApplications for vacation clerkships open
Monday 1 AprilSunday 28 July Applications for vacation clerkships closeApplications for vacation clerkships close
Monday 20 MayWednesday 18 September Offers for vacation clerkships will be madeOffers for vacation clerkships made

If you're interested in being considered for a vacation clerkship with the firm, please see application details below.


Graduates

Our graduates are our future. With that in mind we take our graduate program seriously.

Barry.Nilsson. graduates receive the best possible training so they have a balanced and well-grounded foundation for their legal career. If Barry.Nilsson. sounds like the firm you want to start your legal career with, please apply for our graduate program.

In some graduate intakes we will fill the positions directly from our vacation clerk program. 

Please note that the Brisbane office 2020 graduate positions have been filled. We anticipate that we will fill our 2021 graduate positions from our 2019 vacation clerkship program also.


Applications

Applications for graduate and vacation clerkship positions should contain:

  • a covering letter
  • your resume
  • a copy of your academic transcript
  • any further material you feel may be relevant

Contact Details for Applications:

Brisbane

Katie Guarrera
People & Culture Manager
katie.guarrera@bnlaw.com.au
Phone: +61 7 3231 6185

 

Melbourne & Sydney 

Simone Matthys
People & Culture Adviser
simone.matthys@bnlaw.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9909 6309