Summer clerk profiles

Nina Harland, Auckland summer clerk 2016/2017

“I really enjoyed my time as a summer clerk in Anderson Lloyd’s Auckland office. The induction in Dunedin is a good foundation for a successful summer. The staff were extremely welcoming and throughout the summer I was involved in interesting and diverse work. Being given the opportunity to be involved in such a variety of work has been a rewarding experience, particularly when you get to see your contribution in the final product. It is a very different experience to law school, every day I am learning new skills and working at transforming what I know into a finished product. While it has been challenging, I honestly don’t think I would have had the same experience in another firm. The people working at Anderson Lloyd are welcoming and social, I enjoy the regular social events and the video calls with the other summer clerks around the country”.

Nina joined the firm as a law clerk in the Auckland office in February 2017.

Sarah Dysart, Auckland summer clerk 2016/2017

“I loved my time as a summer clerk at Anderson Lloyd. It was definitely a challenge moving from law school to Anderson Lloyd as there is so much to learn, but the staff here were so friendly and always willing to help. Every day I am learning new skills. There are plenty of social opportunities at Anderson Lloyd (especially over that Christmas period!) and Friday night drinks are awesome because it gives you a chance to get to know your team better outside of a work environment. Being in a smaller team at the Auckland office has been a huge advantage I believe because I was able to get my hands on more challenging and a greater variety work early on. Being able to help on projects and seeing the finished product is a very rewarding experience”.

Sarah joined the firm as a law clerk in the Auckland office in February 2017.

Jaime Duggan, Christchurch summer clerk 2016/2017

“I was employed as a summer clerk at the Christchurch office in 2016/2017. I specifically applied for Anderson Lloyd because I was so impressed with its progressive and forward-thinking style of business. I also cannot rave enough about AL’s welcoming and friendly atmosphere and the lovely people I got to work alongside! I was part of the commercial and property teams and from day one I felt like a valued member of each. Before starting in the office I attended induction training in Dunedin, which was a delight. It was great to meet the summer clerks from the other offices and other staff before starting to work. Once back in the Christchurch office, I was able to take on work that had real meaning like drafting leases, analysing and reporting on property titles and writing legal opinions. In addition, I was able to attend court with members of the litigation team and also sit in on professional development seminars. The social side of things was also fantastic: the summer clerks were included in meetings, invited to barbeques, we attended the Christmas party and were taken for countless coffees! It’s very clear that AL cares about its staff – we were supported, guided and encouraged throughout the entire process. All in all, the summer flew by. It was a thoroughly challenging, enjoyable and rewarding experience and I would highly recommend an Anderson Lloyd summer clerkship to any LLB student wanting a first-rate summer clerk experience”.

For more information contact:

Kelly Pankhurst

kelly.pankhurst@al.nz