Maurice Blackburn

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At Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, we fight for outcomes that make a genuine difference to peoples’ lives. Maurice McCrae Blackburn founded our firm in 1919. Almost 100 years later, our founder’s belief that the law should serve everyone, not just those who can afford it, remains at the heart of what we do. We’re now a national law firm with offices in Brisbane and throughout Queensland. We’ve remained true to our roots of standing up for workers’ rights and fighting back against unfair treatment, mass wrongs, and injustice.

Maurice Blackburn is a very supportive workplace, no matter how long you’ve been working with the firm. It’s a harmonious place where talented individuals share our passion for helping others. It’s also why we continually invest in initiatives that support our firm’s principles.

At Maurice Blackburn, we provide employees with the right tools, technology and training to enable them to work effectively and efficiently. We also offer generous employee benefits including:

  • health and wellbeing initiatives including free gym membership or a financial contribution towards a health and wellbeing activity (subject to office location)
  • learning and development opportunities
  • paid parental leave
  • swap pay for additional leave
  • social club activities and
  • direct involvement in community activities.

Importantly, the firm provides support for employees to progress their careers, including study leave and structured learning groups for lawyers undergoing accreditation qualifications.

Practice areas – Queensland

  • Asbestos Diseases
  • Class Actions
  • Comcare
  • Employment & Industrial Law
  • Financial advice disputes
  • Maurice Blackburn Commercial
  • Medical Negligence
  • Public Liability & Faulty Products
  • Road Accident Injuries
  • Social Justice Practice
  • Superannuation & Disability Insurance
  • Will disputes (contesting a Will)
  • Work Related Injuries (including WorkCover)

Seasonal Clerk Program

Many of our former seasonal clerks have found a clerkship at the firm to be their first step to a successful career with Maurice Blackburn.

Our Seasonal Clerk Program is designed to give you a broad overview of all aspects of plaintiff law and to provide you with real, practical experience. The program involves placement in one particular practice area or office of the firm, enabling you to become significantly involved and develop an in-depth knowledge of the area in which you work. The program also includes seminars and information sessions which allow you to develop an understanding of all practice areas of the firm.

The Seasonal Clerk Program provides a great pathway to a potential traineeship position at Maurice Blackburn. Seasonal clerkships are offered in Victoria and Queensland.

Maurice Blackburn’s Queensland Seasonal Clerk Program runs for three weeks. Placements will be in the Brisbane CBD or a suburban office. To be considered for the program, you must be in your penultimate year of study and be a permanent resident of Australia when you apply.

 What do we look for in a seasonal clerk?

Maurice Blackburn’s seasonal clerkships are highly sought-after in the plaintiff legal industry. When filling out your application, keep in mind some of the attributes of previous successful applicants. These include:

  • an understanding of the firm’s history
  • demonstration of a genuine commitment to our values
  • some personal insight into what motivates them, and
  • ability to discuss why they are interested in plaintiff law.

Queensland Seasonal Clerkship application dates for 2013/14

Applications for summer applications open Monday 25 February 2013 Click here to apply
Applications for summer applications close Monday 18 March 2013
Summer seasonal clerkship offer day Monday 13 May 2013

Your application must be submitted via CV Mail which can be accessed by clicking on the ‘click here to apply’ link above. No paper based applications or applications submitted by any other electronic means or outside the submission period will be accepted.

For information on opportunities for graduates in Queensland, contact Tanya Lieshout, Human Resources Consultant, on (07) 3016 0300 or email: recruitment@mauriceblackburn.com.au.

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