Your time is now. You are studying law and you want to learn more about a career in law. You may not have had much legal experience but you know your goals: gain experience, make connections in the legal community and learn about life at a top Geelong law firm. At Coulter Roache, we want the same things. We want to build connections with law students from the start of their studies, to identify those with the potential to build careers at our firm and to help support the development of young lawyers.

We work with interesting clients and cases, across diverse sectors and service areas. Through multiple locations in Geelong, and the Surf Coast, we service local, regional and national client partnerships. Like us, our clients are commercially focused and set high standards for exceptional client service. We are looking for law students to participate in our new pilot program, CR Create. You will need to be a second or third year law student in 2021 at Deakin Waterfront campus to be eligible to apply. Students in this program will spend four days (Tuesday to Friday) at our firm, shadowing lawyers across all of our teams.

You will attend court appearances, client meetings and mediations, meet lawyers at all different stages of their careers, engage with clients, referrers and other third parties, and learn about day to day life at Coulter Roache. We are looking for students who are passionate and excited about developing a career in law, and are connected with the Geelong community.

We want to see these things shine through in your application. If you are passionate about developing your career in the law and want an opportunity to learn more about a professional firm, this program is for you.

Application Process

There is a two step application process. As part of the first step of the application process you will be required to provide us with your contact details and upload a copy of your academic transcript and resume.

We are partnering with DeakinTalent to increase exposure for students to video interviewing technology. As part of step two of the application process, all applicants will receive a link to complete a video introduction. This will require you to record a short video of yourself answering three questions about your interest in Coulter Roache, your interest in the law and your community engagement.

We will shortlist a number of students based on applications and video introductions. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a networking evening at our firm, where you will have the chance to meet lawyers and hear more about Coulter Roache and the CR Create Program. From the shortlist, four students will be chosen to undertake the program in 2020.

How to apply

Applications for the 2021 CR Create Program will be announced in early 2021.

Coulter Roache values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.

At Coulter Roache we are committed to supporting people with a disability gain employment and develop their careers with us – if you meet the above requirements, we encourage you to apply.

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