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About Us

Maurice Blackburn has become Australia’s leading social justice law firm through its unwavering belief that the law should serve everyone, not just those who can afford it. This belief is at the heart of who we are and what we do. Maurice Blackburn employees fight for outcomes that make a genuine difference to people’s lives, and embody the firm’s philosophy. That philosophy applies to everything we do: the cases we take on, our fee structure and the type of people who work at Maurice Blackburn. For nearly a century, we have been fighting to win justice for those who have been treated unfairly and we have been involved in many landmark Australian legal decisions. We fight with unshakeable tenacity and treat our clients with sincerity and respect. We’ve taken on big business, exposed conditions at detention centres and fought for the rights of employees, refugees and consumers.


Eligibility criteria

Penultimate year students only? Yes. We also allow final year students or law graduates to apply.  

Do you accept applications from interstate students? Yes. 


Clerkship Rotations

  • Personal injuries
  • Medical negligence
  • Comcare
  • Asbestos and dust diseases
  • Employment law services
  • Superannuation and insurance claims, and
  • Class actions.


Various Queensland Offices

With over 1000 employees, Maurice Blackburn has over 30 offices around Australia. We want to be close to our clients and to the communities in which we operate. We continue to expand our presence in suburban and regional areas, as well as in cities around Australia. There are opportunities to complete a clerkship in the following locations for QLD; Brisbane CBD, Browns Plains, Caboolture, Cairns, Ipswich, Mackay, Maroochydore, Rockhampton, Southport, Strathpine, Toowoomba and Townsville.

Application dates: 27 February - 20 March (9:00AM AEST) 2017

Clerkship dates: 4 week program in November / December 2017


Mariah Pollard, National Recruitment Consultant




Maurice Blackburn has offices in Melbourne CBD, Dandenong, Frankston, Geelong, Greensborough, Mildura, Reservoir, Ringwood, Sunshine, Traralgon, and Wangaratta. 

Maurice Blackburn reserves one place in our summer and one place in our winter Victorian Seasonal Clerkship Program for an Indigenous student in their penultimate year of study. 

Application dates: 10 July - 13 August 2017

Interviews commence: Second half of September 2017

Offers made: 12 October 2017

Clerkship dates:

Summer: November/December 2017 (3 weeks)

Winter: June/July 2018 (3 weeks)



Website:  Click here to visit the Maurice Blackburn website. 


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Twitter: @WeFightForFair



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