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Graduate & Vacation Clerks

Vacation clerkships

Our vacation clerkships are held in our Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney offices over the summer and winter university breaks. The programs run for three weeks and 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 role as a law clerk or graduate.

"My favourite thing about my clerkship at Barry.Nilsson. was the people. Everybody was incredibly easy to get along with and made my experience so worthwhile"

Jaimee-Lee Holstein, Vacation Clerk January 2017/Graduate 2018

Brisbane clerks spend one week in each of our three practice areas, insurance, property & commercial and family law. See recruitment dates below:

  • Applications open on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Applications close on Monday 26 March 2018 @ 9am AEST.
  • Offers will be made on Monday 14 May 2018 and are to be accepted or declined by Tuesday 15 May 2018 @ 5pm.

Melbourne clerks experience one of two clerkship programs, one being in defendant insurance and the other being in family law.

  • Recruitment dates for 2018 are yet to be finalised.

Sydney clerks spend the three weeks gaining exposure to a broad range of defendant insurance matters.

  • Recruitment dates for 2018 are yet to be finalised.

If you're interested in being considered for a vacation clerkship with the firm, please forward us your application (when the application period is open). See contact details below. Preference will be given to students in their penultimate year of study.


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.

Graduate recruitment dates for the 2019 in-take are yet to be finalised.


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

Katie Guarrera | People & Culture Adviser
Phone: +61 7 3231 6185
Fax: +61 7 3231 6399