Clerkship and Graduate Opportunities

Wallmans Lawyers offer law students the opportunity to undertake summer clerkships or PLT placements within the firm. 

We look for students with ability, enthusiasm and motivation who are friendly team players with strong communication skills. In other words, Wallmans people.

In return, we offer an opportunity to experience life in a successful city legal practice, and welcome you as part of the team. You will work with lawyers at all levels on a daily basis, and the program will be coordinated by our Human Resources Manager to help make your transition from student to pre-admission lawyer as smooth as possible.

You will receive full training on our systems and procedures when you arrive and practical feedback when you finish your placement. We will also seek your feedback to ensure continuous improvement.

A typical clerkship/placement at Wallmans Lawyers can include:

  • Meeting with the Chief Operating Officer and Human Resources Manager to discuss your program
  • Introduction to staff members and responsible Partners
  • Comprehensive training in our systems and procedures to allow you to operate within our environment
  • Attending client meetings and interviews with witnesses
  • Conducting and reporting on factual and legal research and draft opinions
  • Collating and indexing documents for use in trials and mediation
  • Preparing letters to clients, barristers and witnesses
  • Drafting court documents and commercial documents
  • Accompanying clients to a barrister’s chambers or to court
  • Attending court registries and public offices
  • Participating in practice area section meetings and our in-house training programs

Summer Clerkship Dates

Summer clerkships for penultimate or final year law students commence in November and January respectively.

Wallmans Lawyers participates in the Uniform Clerkship Scheme.

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I started at Wallmans Lawyers as a Law Clerk and was welcomed into the firm like family. Wallmans is a place where you can walk into anyone’s office and they are willing to help you with your questions. One of my favourite things is the Wallmans Social Club.  They organise fantastic events each year, offering something for everyone.
Hannah Guest, Solicitor

A PLT placement at Wallmans Lawyers is a truly unique experience. Do not expect to be stuck in front of a photocopier or sitting by yourself all day in an office compiling folders. You will be immersed in the every day action of legal practice. Be prepared to take charge and be actively involved in a broad range of matters – one day you could be assisting in providing advice to a commercial client on a contract, another you could be attending a pre-trial meeting with counsel for a Local Government matter.  Most importantly, you should expect to receive support and guidance from a supportive and intelligent supervisor, and fellow Wallmans' practitioners.

Christopher Shute, Former Clerkship Participant