Dobson Mitchell Allport is a Tasmanian incorporated legal practice with offices in Hobart and Devonport.
DMA offers Summer Clerkship opportunities to university students entering their second last or final year of Bachelor of Laws. Ideally, our future graduate lawyers will be sourced from our Summer Clerkship program.
A Clerkship is about gaining general hands-on experience, in a dynamic and contemporary legal practice, potentially identifying your areas of interest, and forging relationships with staff. The DMA program will provide you with exposure and insight into how a top-tier, longstanding and reputable full-service Tasmanian law firm operates.
During the two-week placement you will be matched with a mentor who will lead you through the program. You will work within our various practice groups and be offered a range of learning experiences, such as attending client consultations, observing court proceedings and/or mediations, and file-related work including conducting legal research tasks, preparing correspondence and drafting court documents. You will be given the opportunity to develop technical skills and utilise current innovations and technology within a legal practice environment. You will have support from and access to a range of professionals from early-career lawyers through to Principals.
For 2023/2024 there will be two intakes for the Summer Clerkship program: 8 – 22 December 2023, and 15 – 25 January 2024.
Applications are currently open for both December and January placements with a closing date of Tuesday, 31 October 2023 at 5.00pm.
Applications will be acknowledged when received, and applicants will be shortlisted for interview in early November 2023.
Please note, a placement in DMA’s Summer Clerkship program is an unpaid opportunity.