With a vision to create a global law firm in Asia and a history of bold innovation, it’s only the beginning for King & Wood Mallesons. Right now, you can become part of this “game changer” for the legal industry – as we deliver a new legal choice and help our clients realise their new world opportunities.
For those who don’t know us well, here’s a snapshot of what we offer you today and tomorrow…
Vision: to create a global law firm in Asia
Team mates: over 380 partners and 1,800 lawyers (biggest international legal network in Asia)
Reputation: over 100 international and Asia-focused awards and 50 top-tier rankings
Locations: strategically positioned in the world’s growth markets, financial capitals and the home of information technology (21 offices globally and the only international legal network to be head quartered in Asia)
Clients: global financial and corporate powerhouses to new industry-makers and all levels of government (some for over 200 years)
Seasonal Clerkship Program
Sydney 2013/2013 13 June 2012
Canberra 2013/2013 13 June 2012
Melbourne 2013/2013 16 July 2012
Perth 2013/2013 23 July 2012
Hong Kong 2013/2014 1 December 2012
Brisbane 2013 February 2013
How to apply: Via our online application system
We’ve designed a program to help you make the most of your time with us. During your clerkship, you’ll learn:
· The day-to-day skills to get you started – taking instructions, meeting with clients, drafting memos and documents, managing your practice and professional relationships.
· The core practice teams at King & Wood Mallesons – who they are, what they do, how they’re structured, the clients they work for, and of course, your role within them.
· Our culture – working within your team, you’ll be exposed to (and encouraged) to get actively involved in the many activities and events that help create our unique culture.
· Our people – you’ll find that people from every part of the business will help you along, sharing their knowledge, and ensuring you have everything you need to fit in, and do well.
You’ll have a supervising partner. As part of the partner’s team, you’ll work closely with the senior associates and solicitors in that team, and others in the practice group. It’s a hands on role, so you’ll not just be watching from the sidelines. During your time in the team, you’ll be involved in telephone conversations, meetings, client visits and the deals the team is working on.
Every clerk receives feedback. Informal feedback is also provided on the job from partners, senior associates or solicitors talking you through the work you do.
Our people have the opportunity to get involved in the many social and sporting activities that go on in the firm as well as the broader community in which we live – so it’s not all hard work.
2013 International Graduate Program
All graduates are involved in our International Graduate Program, which is designed to help you become a successful lawyer in a global market.
Comprehensive learning and development programs support your experience. It’s designed to build on your skills and understanding of our areas of legal practice.
As these programs are aligned with our 3 x 6 month rotation system, your learning is closely linked to your “on the floor” graduate experience.
Don’t worry – you’ll have a supervising partner and a buddy who is there to provide you with guidance and support.
The International Graduate Program offers you the opportunity to apply for a rotation in one of our interstate or overseas offices.
As an Australian graduate, you’ll receive Practical Legal Training (PLT), ensuring that you meet the requirements for admission to legal practice. Our PLT is a customised in-house program conducted in association with the College of Law.
What do we look for?
If you relish the prospect of working in a dynamic team, learning from experts at the top of their game and being involved in cutting edge legal work, you’re just the sort of person we’d like as a King & Wood Mallesons clerk or graduate.
Because we look for well-rounded people, we’re interested in your life experiences, your interests outside work and the issues you are passionate about.
You will need to have performed well at university and demonstrate a real interest in commercial law in Australia and Asia. And we’d hope you would be excited by the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone, develop new skills and work closely with really switched on people who take great pride in their work.
Our people are friendly, approachable and down to earth and we’re looking for similarly minded people who will be proud to work for and represent our firm.
The qualities we value are commitment, passion, teamwork and the ability to think laterally. Our clients expect not only superior legal knowledge, but excellence in the application of that knowledge to their often complex legal needs.
King & Wood Mallesons is a work environment that will challenge your mind and capabilities, but also offers the support of a strong team culture to help you succeed.
If this sounds like you, why not talk to one of our graduate resourcing consultants or contact us by visiting our website, www.kwm.com.au