Duffy & Simon Clerkship

2019 Clerkship Program Applications Opening on the 8th of July.

As you approach the end of your legal studies it can often be difficult to decide which area of practice is for you, and in which direction you should be driving your career.

The two-week seasonal clerkship program at Duffy & Simon Lawyers gives you the opportunity to explore your interests and get a feel for what it would be like to become part of the team at Duffy & Simon Lawyers after you graduate.

What we look for

At Duffy & Simon, we look for well rounded, motivated individuals; who are intellectually curious and have sound academics; who display business acumen and are practical in their approach; who enjoy a challenge and seek new opportunities; who take responsibility and use their initiative; who act with integrity and honesty in all of their dealings; who express themselves confidently while staying open to new ideas; who strive to provide excellent services to their clients; who seek a friendly, diverse and inclusive culture; and who take seriously our role in making a difference in our local community.

About Duffy & Simon

We truly care about our clients, which is reflected in the strong relationships we have built over the years. We believe in transparent and honest communication and take the time to properly understand the specific situation and needs of our clients. Part of our job is not only to provide the best legal advice but also to make intricate processes and decisions easy to understand through consistent communication to keep our clients well informed throughout the entire process.

As a progressive leader in the legal industry with over 40 years of experience, we practice and offer premium legal advice in numerous areas of the law, with an incredibly talented and successful team of lawyers. Our practice consists of 5 experienced partners, an outstanding team of young lawyers and a dedicated legal support team.

Application documents: Submit cover letter, CV and academic transcript and answer questions through our online portal (Opens on the 8th of July at 9 am – the link to the portal will be available on this page).

Attributes to make you stand out: Hint, hint – read the ‘What we look for’ section well, it has our values implemented in it. 

What makes us different from the others? We are an experienced law firm with a central focus on our clients which extends as a corridor from Central Melbourne to the South East into Gippsland. We support a strong culture of team activities and events, we even won our local netball competition. We have a newly renovated office, with greenery, sit/stand desks, and frequent fundraising activities for local communities and charities. 

Important Dates:

Applications open at 9:00 am Monday 8 July 2019

Applications close 11:59m Sunday 11 August 2019

Clerkship dates – 25 November 2019 to 6 December 2019

If you would like the application link sent straight to your inbox on the 8th of July, please complete the form (link here). Otherwise, the online portal will be available here (on our careers page) at 9 am on the 8th of July.