What is CR Engage?

CR Engage is our seasonal clerkship program, open to law students in their penultimate or final year of study.

What we offer

Coulter Roache offers up to 16 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 position and career with our firm.

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.

How to apply?

Firms prefer applications from penultimate year students (those completing their second last year of their law degree). These are students who are:

  • commencing their final semester in 2021
  • eligible to commence a graduate position in 2022

Applications are now closed.

In 2020, offers of seasonal clerkships made pursuant to the Guidelines cannot be made prior to 10am, Eastern Standard Time, on Wednesday, 28 October 2020.

Key Dates

  • Applications open no earlier than 9am Monday, 6 July 2020.
  • Applications close no later than 11.59pm Monday, 31 August 2020.
  • We will contact shortlisted candidates regarding interviews
  • Offers for seasonal clerkships made from 10am Wednesday, 28 October 2020.

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


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