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Duncan Cotterill

4.0
  • 100 - 500 employees

2021/22 Summer Clerks

Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch
Summer Clerk opportunities are available in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship
Start Date
22 Nov 2021

Application dates

Applications Open
4 Mar 2021
Applications Close
6 Apr 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
L
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law

Like you, we take opportunities when they arise. It's this enterprising attitude that's led us to set up and grow offices in four distinct markets. It's helped us to build an energetic, diverse and collegial partnership. And it's what's attracted enterprising people and organisations to work with us ... time after time. Our summer clerk programme is the best way to gain a true appreciation of what's its really like to be part of the legal team at Duncan Cotterill. Rest assured you won't be locked away filing. You can expect to work hard, have fun and put some of that theory into practice as you contribute in client team discussions. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to chat with our solicitors, associates, partners and business support team to explore your particular areas of interest.

We put a lot of time and thought into making Duncan Cotterill a great place to work - a place that rewards excellence and, at the same time, recognises and encourages individuality. Our summer clerks are encouraged to get involved in firm social events alongside partners and colleagues at all levels. Activities include sports, university-based activities, community participation and hosting clients at firm events. We recognise a healthy work life balance as the key to delivering great work and building a strong culture.

We invest a lot of time in making sure our graduates and summer clerks have a rewarding experience and are given the tools they need to become excellent lawyers. Therefore, we are very proud of our achievement and being listed as winners of the Law category for the Grad New Zealand Top 100 Graduate Employers list for 2021.

Your journey

  • Partner access
  • Challenging and interesting work opportunities, including early interaction with clients
  • Multiple levels of support from peers, colleagues, partners and other professionals
  • Training and development
  • Buddy and mentor programme
  • Regular constructive feedback
  • Great professional support networks
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Great culture
  • Pro bono and community involvement opportunities

We are looking for summer clerks to join our Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch offices in November 2021.

Application procedures

Please complete our application form and submit your CV, Covering Letter and Academic Transcript accessible via our website

Residency requirements

New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents only (inc. Australian Citizens).

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
After years of studying and applying the law to hypothetical legal issues in a classroom, I find it very rewarding to finally have the opportunity to put my legal theory into practice for the benefit of the people and communities of Aotearoa.

Levi Taipari Farrell

  • Graduate stories
After years of studying and applying the law to hypothetical legal issues in a classroom, I find it very rewarding to finally have the opportunity to put my legal theory into practice for the benefit of the people and communities of Aotearoa.

Levi Taipari Farrell

  • Graduate stories
Make the most of your student years – it’s a unique stage of life that goes by so quickly.

Hannah Doogan

  • Graduate stories
Make the most of your student years – it’s a unique stage of life that goes by so quickly.

Hannah Doogan

  • Graduate stories
After years of studying and applying the law to hypothetical legal issues in a classroom, I find it very rewarding to finally have the opportunity to put my legal theory into practice for the benefit of the people and communities of Aotearoa.

Levi Taipari Farrell

  • Graduate stories
After years of studying and applying the law to hypothetical legal issues in a classroom, I find it very rewarding to finally have the opportunity to put my legal theory into practice for the benefit of the people and communities of Aotearoa.

Levi Taipari Farrell

  • Graduate stories
Make the most of your student years – it’s a unique stage of life that goes by so quickly.

Hannah Doogan

  • Graduate stories
Make the most of your student years – it’s a unique stage of life that goes by so quickly.

Hannah Doogan