September 2, 2020
Massons continues to grow and prosper and is interested in developing a strong “pipeline of talent”
Our next clerkship program is for a 4 week period commencing on 23 November 2020 and is open to all current law students, but priority will be given to penultimate year law students. We are aiming to offer a clerkship opportunity to 3 – 5 students this year.
Our 2020 clerkship program has been adapted to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions and comprises of 3 main components:
If you are interested in achieving a placement in the Massons formal clerkship program, ideally you will need to:
Massons considers that diversity is the path to an evolved legal practice. We encourage applications from law students of all cultural and academic backgrounds and invite applicants to identify any aspects of their cultural or personal background (eg indigenous, refugee, rural etc) and any academic, community or social engagement or interests (eg sport, the arts, volunteering, passions or social causes) which they believe would contribute positively to the quality of cross-thought and ideation within our firm.
Massons is a premium law firm specialising exclusively in Australian commercial property law. Led by Jodie Masson and Leisha de Aboitiz, Massons has a high profile within the real estate industry and a sophisticated client base built on long-term relationships.
Massons advises on any legal issue relating to the acquisition, sale or ongoing management of commercial property. It is a rapidly growing firm, prioritising retention of the best people.
Massons delivers simple solutions for complex property projects. The goal: making hard things look easy.
We pride ourselves on providing a high level of mentoring and development feedback throughout the program. Even if you do not continue with a career in property law, it is our intention to help you develop and grow during your time with us.
If successful, you would be working in the same location as our staff work. At the time of this advertisement, due to COVID-19 precautions, this is a combination of remote working (via an office supplied laptop) and in our offices in Sydney, on the beautiful waterfront at Jones Bay Wharf. We hope that restrictions will ease for the clerkship period, so that we can also incorporate our usual business development and team engagement activities.
Massons aims to employ graduates straight from its paralegal and clerkship programs, rather than having a further graduate recruitment process. This ensures that our graduates are already advanced in their legal knowledge and skills, even before they complete their final “practical legal training” component of study and are admitted as lawyers. Accordingly, a clerkship with Massons is a genuine opportunity to be considered for a long term paralegal or graduate role with our firm.
If you fit the above criteria, and would like to apply for a clerkship placement, please send your resume and academic transcript to email@example.com by Friday 2 October 2020. Your application must also include a cover letter providing answers to the following questions:
If you like, you may also include a video of yourself which addresses the following question: “Tell us about your background, or one or more of your experiences to date, and how this has influenced your career goals”. All videos should be in MP4 format and be no more than 2 minutes long.
|Applications open||Monday, 14 September 2020|
|Applications close||Friday, 2 October 2020|
|Shortlisted applicants notified||Monday, 12 October 2020|
|Presentation and group interview session for shortlisted applicants||8am to 9am Wednesday, 21 October 2020|
|Second round interviews for final round applicants||Thursday, 22 October 2020|
|First round offers made by||Friday, 23 October 2020|
|Deadline for accepting first round offers||Friday, 30 October 2020|
|If not all first round offers are accepted, second round offers made by||Monday, 2 November 2020|
|Deadline for accepting second round offers||Friday, 6 November 2020|
|Clerkship commences||9.30am Monday, 23 November 2020|
|Clerkship concludes||5pm Friday, 18 December 2020|
|Clerkship feedback / debriefing||Thursday, 14 January 2021|