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Summer and law clerk recruitment

Summer clerks

Our summer clerk programme is intended to provide you with a real insight into working as a lawyer in a leading law firm. You will be actively involved in legal work from day one. This could involve reviewing contracts, attending client meetings, preparing memos and opinions, drafting documents, assisting with commercial transactions or attending court.

Our summer clerks are important to us – and we hope that they will stay with us to begin their legal career as a law clerk. We only take on as many summer clerks as we need for graduate positions. Accordingly, we put a lot of effort in to ensuring that summer clerks are a good fit, learn a lot and have a fun and enjoyable experience.

When you start as a summer clerk, you will join our induction programme and meet with the other summer clerks across our four offices. You will also be assigned a buddy, who will be your first point of contact if you need any guidance or a helping hand. However, our culture is open and friendly and we are sure that that you will quickly feel comfortable dealing with partners and staff of all levels.

Our lawyers are split into teams within four specialist groups of the firm – corporate & commercial, property & private client, environment, planning & natural resources and litigation. During the summer, you will work with more than one team in order to give you exposure to different areas of law. We will help you identify which of the teams may be most suitable for you. We are collaborative in our approach and you will get to work closely with team members of all levels.

Summer is a very busy time of the year – and we are sure you will have a great social time with us as well – with a range of office, team and client functions.

Summer clerks usually join us during their third, penultimate or final year at university. Our summer clerk programme starts in mid-November and runs through to February.

Our summer clerk application process opens for two weeks every year in late March (approx. 16 – 30 March). During this time, online applications can be made through our website.

We pay competitive salaries and provide some great benefits for our summer clerks.

Check out what our previous summer clerks had to say about working at Anderson Lloyd.

Law clerks

Our summer clerks transition into our law clerk (Graduate) positions. They transition into these roles either at the end of the summer clerkship or once they have finished their studies at university.

We aim to give our law clerks the best possible start to their career as lawyer. You will be involved in challenging, exciting and high profile work – and we will provide the support to ensure you that you develop quickly.

You will be a part of a team and have a supervising partner who will be responsible for your day-to-day work, ongoing training and professional development. You will also be allocated a buddy (usually one of the junior lawyers in the team) who can assist you in the transition to full-time work. We find that our law clerks develop fast and soon become an integral part of their teams.

On joining (or re-joining if were a summer clerk), you will undertake our induction process to introduce you to the our office environment, systems and procedures. We also provide a broad range of internal and external training opportunities – both in technical areas of law and in softer skills (such as making presentations and business development). The firm pays for the Professionals course fees and admission fees. We are flexible in the timing of your Professionals, and we will work with you and your supervisor to get the best outcome for you.

We pay competitive market salaries and also provide a range of great benefits for our staff.

We are sure that you will enjoy starting your legal career at Anderson Lloyd. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Pankhurst at kelly.pankhurst@al.nz .

For more information contact:

Kelly Pankhurst