Applications for Judges' Clerk for 2023 are now closed

As you embark on the final year of your Judges’ Clerkship, are you looking at private practice as the next step in your career? If you are interested in a law firm position for 2023, consider this…..

At Wilson Harle, we are always interested in adding Judges’ Clerks to our talented team of litigators. Most years, we have had at least one Judges’ Clerk join our firm.  The kind of people they are and the experience they have had works well for us. In return, we offer immediate exposure to top quality commercial litigation in a supportive, collegial and collaborative environment.

We are looking for Judges’ Clerks who exhibit the following characteristics which we think will enable them to develop into excellent litigators:

  • a desire to build a successful career in litigation practice
  • enthusiasm for working collaboratively
  • strong intellect and intellectual curiosity
  • willingness to learn, including about yourself
  • integrity, courage and resilience
  • confidence to express ideas and ability to communicate them clearly and convincingly
  • capacity and desire to form quality and lasting relationships

Wilson Harle is recognised as a leading New Zealand dispute resolution practice by Asia Pacific Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Chambers Asia Pacific & Global, as well as being awarded Litigation and Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year in the NZ Law Awards for successive recent years.  We offer the challenge of top commercial dispute and public law work for some of New Zealand’s leading businesses.

At Wilson Harle, you’ll be working directly alongside the partners who have appeared as counsel in the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as the Supreme Court of New Zealand and the Privy Council.

We’re passionate about our work and about developing New Zealand’s next top litigation lawyers.  Our lawyers are exposed to a wide variety of challenging legal work, enabling them to learn quickly, enjoy one-on-one mentoring and training in a collegial and collaborative environment.

To apply, please send a covering letter, CV and academic transcript to: [email protected]

Applications close: Wednesday 16 March 2022