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Summer Clerk Applications Now Open!

“My first day on the job at Preston Russell found me sitting in on an employment mediation. After witnessing a settlement play out rather favourably for our client, it occurred to me that what you don’t learn at law school is how to be a good lawyer in real life. This is where experience becomes crucial. Learning to be a lawyer without hands on experience would be like learning to ride a bike with only the manual. Other practical things I’ve learned on the job include how to use document management systems, draft letters to clients, complete internal memos, use precedents and how to record time (very important). Time spent at any law firm during study breaks will not only mean you’ve got your foot in the door when it comes time to finding a full time job, it’ll ease the transition from study to work” Alice Milne 2017.

If you’re looking for hands-on experience to complement your law studies, then apply for a Preston Russell Summer Clerkship.

Applications are online here and close 30 June. If you want to know what it’s like to work for us, see what Georgia Woodward and Alice Milne had to say.