Summer Clerk Program

Harmers’ summer clerk program is specially tailored to provide an exceptional grounding in our areas of the law, as well as developing practical legal skills.

Our program is also fun and clerks have an opportunity to participate in the firm’s activities and social functions. Clerks work within a vibrant team and become closely involved in matters across our practice areas.

Harmers aims to give its clerks a unique experience of life in the law – combining thorough training and induction, in-depth legal knowledge, the experience of working on real cases, and practical know-how about day to day legal practice. Clerks work with outstanding lawyers in employment law, many of whom are recognised as experts in their field. Harmers is a non-hierarchical firm and clerks have the opportunity to work closely with senior practitioners.

Clerks are invited to attend the numerous meetings that occur at Harmers, such as weekly legal staff meetings, a weekly legal staff training session, a weekly meeting of a legal team or simply a meeting of the Business Development, Corporate Communications, Human Resources or Social Committees.

All Harmers clerks have a “Buddy” – a junior solicitor who is a reference point and mentor throughout the Program. Clerks are introduced to their buddies early in the clerkship and often refer to them for advice and assistance.

2023/2024 Summer Clerkship program

If you are interested in applying for a Summer Clerkship please complete the following application form and submit it together with a cover letter, CV, academic transcript and ATAR results to Please note that our summer clerkship program is open to penultimate year law students.

Harmers Summer Clerkship Application Form

The following table outlines key dates in the summer clerk program:

Date Activity
Monday, 5 June 2023 Applications for summer clerkships open
Sunday, 9 July 2023 (midnight) Applications for summer clerkships close
Wednesday, 13 September 2023 Offers for summer clerkships can be made
Thursday, 14 September 2023 Offers for summer clerkships must be accepted or declined by 5.00 pm

A shortlist of successful candidates will be contacted via telephone in early/mid August and invited to attend an assessment centre in our Sydney office.