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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 2024/2025 there will be two intakes for the Summer Clerkship program: 9-20 December 2024, and 13-24 January 2025.

Applications are open for both December and January placements from 1-26 July 2024.

If you wish to apply, please email a covering letter, your CV, and academic transcript to Robyn Morse, People and Culture Manager:

Applications will be acknowledged when received, and applicants will be shortlisted for interview in early August 2024.

Please note, a placement in DMA’s Summer Clerkship program is an unpaid opportunity.