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2022 Uniform Clerkship Scheme

Mellor Olsson is pleased to participate in the Uniform Clerkship Scheme. Following the success of the program in 2021, we are excited to offer additional opportunities this year, including a regional placement in our Port Lincoln office.

Our clerkship program will provide you with hands-on experience through having the opportunity to work on a variety of matters. You will gain invaluable knowledge and an understanding of what it’s like to work in a law firm. You will work closely with and be mentored by senior members of the Mellor Olsson team and perform tasks such as conducting research, attending client meetings, assisting with the preparation of legal documents, and attending court to observe. Through working in a full-service law firm, you will gain experience in different areas of law which can help you determine which area of law you may want to work in in the future.

We are looking for students in their final or penultimate year who are enthusiastic, professional, confident and aligned with Mellor Olsson’s values. At Mellor Olsson, we value individuals who can bring a holistic skillset to our team. The ideal candidate will not only excel academically but also demonstrate life experience. You will be highly organised and a great communicator, with excellent attention to detail and a ‘can do’ approach. If you are passionate about law and believe you meet the aforementioned criteria, we encourage you to apply.

Mellor Olsson has a strong team culture driven by our values. We support our employees through our Employee Assistance Program, health and wellbeing initiatives, and annual check in’s. Our collaborative team environment fosters excellent learning and mentoring opportunities. You will have the opportunity to participate in social events, internal training, and team activities.

During this year’s Uniform Clerkship Scheme, we are offering paid placement opportunities available in our Wills and Estates, Commercial and Property, or Litigation teams in our Adelaide office, and a regional opportunity in our Port Lincoln office. The four-week placement will commence in either November 2022 or January 2023, outside of the study and exam periods.

2022 Uniform Clerkship Scheme key dates:

  • Applications open: Monday 4 July
  • Applications close: Friday 29 July
  • Interviews commence: Monday 8 August
  • Offers made: Monday 5 September
  • Offers accepted: Wednesday 7 September

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your application to [email protected]. In your application, please include your resume and transcript, as well as a cover letter addressing your suitability for the program and specifying which placement(s) you are applying for.

To find out more about the clerkship program, please contact Nadine Quarello (People and Culture Manager) on 08 8414 3413.

Applications open on Monday 4 July and close on Friday 29 July 2022

All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia at the time of application.