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Thomson Geer

  • 500 - 1,000 employees

2023/2024 Perth Summer Clerkship Program - Pre-register

Applications to Perth Thomson Geer Summer Clerkship Program are now open!

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
AUD 60,000 - 70,000
Start Date
8 Nov 2023 - 14 Feb 2024

Application dates

Applications Open
27 Jun 2023
Applications Close
31 Jul 2023

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Justice & Law Enforcement
Legal Studies

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights


  • Citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Full working rights
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At Thomson Geer, We are looking for hard-working and motivated law students who are enthusiastic about commencing their careers with a dynamic law firm. We view all of our clerks as potential graduates, and all of our graduates as potential leaders. We, therefore, look for the same qualities in our clerks and graduates that our lawyers need to possess. If your ambitions are to develop a career in commercial law and you possess the drive to make your ambitions a reality, then we want to hear from you!

Our clients include companies in banking and finance, construction, energy and resources, healthcare, telecommunications, property development, wealth management, tax, gaming and leisure, and media, broadcasting and entertainment.

Our areas of practice in Perth:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Construction
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Employment & Safety
  • Environment & Planning
  • Insolvency, Recovery & Restructuring
  • Intellectual Property
  • Property & Development
  • Superannuation

The program:

We offer a structured four-week program where clerks learn through a combination of hands-on experience, training, coaching, and observation.  There are opportunities for our clerks to continue working with us in casual paralegal and administrative positions in between the clerkship and graduate programs (subject, of course, to study loads). 

All of our clerks have the opportunity to:

  • Undertake meaningful work for real clients, this includes opportunities to:
  • Attend client meetings
  • Observe court proceedings
  • Conduct legal research
  • Develop technical skills in areas such as drafting, due diligence, and disclosure
  • Participate in team meetings, training, and continuing legal education programs

You will be supported by a supervising partner, a mentor, and a secretary.  Our well-resourced corporate services team will be there to assist throughout the program.

Clerks are also encouraged to participate in firm social events - Friday night drinks, the Christmas party, and other social and sporting activities. We want to ensure that you not only gain valuable experience from your clerkship but also have fun doing so!

Students who complete a clerkship with the firm will be eligible to be considered for a position in the firm's next graduate program, commencing in 2024. This program runs for 12 months and includes rotations among different practice areas to help determine the area of law which best suits you.

The application process:

If your ambition is to develop a career in commercial law and you possess the drive to make your ambitions a reality, then we want to hear from you.  If you also have a desire to work interstate one day, let us know!  We welcome the opportunity to assist our team members with personal career development. 

We conduct a multi-stage recruitment process, with candidates participating in a video research task and an opportunity to engage directly with our partners. We encourage you to review our website for firm information and contact us with any questions you have throughout our recruitment process.

The 2023/24 Thomson Geer Perth Summer Clerkship will consist of two 4-week programs: approximately mid-November - mid-December 2023 (Program 1) and early January to early February 2024 (Program 2).

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
Justice & Law Enforcement
Legal Studies

Working rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

CitizenPermanent residentFull working rightsLimited working rightsNo working rights