Seasonal Clerkship Program – What we offer

Coulter Roache offers up to 20 Seasonal Clerkship places each year. Each clerkship runs for a period of two weeks.

A Coulter Roache Seasonal Clerkship will help you bridge the gap between theory and practice. For some, this has been a successful pathway to a Graduate traineeship and career with our firm.

What's it like to be a seasonal clerk at Coulter Roache?

Coulter Roache team members recently attended the Deakin Experience and Employment Expo. Rohan Kelly, one of our Law Graduates, spoke to Deakin about his experiences of working at Coulter Roache and offered some advice for students considering applying for a seasonal clerkship.

See the video here:

What we look for

Smart, energetic law students with strong academic results in law. You will have a professional manner, be friendly, down to earth and able to engage easily with both colleagues and clients. Being involved in the Geelong community in any way will be an advantage.

What you get

An in-depth understanding of what our firm does and a chance to see if you might enjoy working with a firm like Coulter Roache in the future. You will get hands-on practical legal experience, which could involve drafting correspondence and court documents, reviewing and considering legislation and case law, and observing our lawyers conduct client meetings, mediations and court. During this time we will also learn about your abilities, skills and career aspirations.

While completing the Seasonal Clerkship, you will have the opportunity to be involved in all our team activities including social events, celebrations and community involvement.

When can I apply for the Seasonal Clerkship program?

Coulter Roache is a signatory to the LIV's Traineeship and Seasonal Clerkship Guidelines and our Seasonal Clerkship and Graduate program application periods are open in line with these Guidelines.

The key dates for the 2018 Seasonal Clerkship program applications are as follows:

  • Applications open on Monday 10 July 2017 at 9:00am
  • Applications close on Sunday 13 August 2017 at 11:59pm
  • Interviews will take place across August/September (dates to be confirmed)
  • Offers for 2018 Seasonal Clerkships will be made on Tuesday 17 October 2017, after 10:00am

Please note, applications outside of these times will not be accepted.

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2018 Seasonal Clerkship Program are now closed.

For more information on the LIV Guidelines, along with tips on how to manage the clerkship process, please visit the LIV website.