A summer clerkship with Bird & Bird is much more than just work experience. It's an opportunity to discover your potential and kickstart you career in law.
With access to senior people across the firm, including partners and management, you'll have a chance to live and breathe the brand, experiencing our business from the inside. Our Australian clerkships are the main pathway into our graduate and associate programme. We offer all our summer clerks and graduate lawyers broad-based training in a fast-moving and stimulating environment. You can expect to be doing rewarding and relevant cross jurisdictional work from day one.
Our Australian summer clerkship is the main pathway into our graduate and associate programme.
At Bird & Bird we want our people to bring their whole self, and their best self, to work. Our local D&I Committee is dedicated to ensuring that everyone is welcome here. We are passionate about creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and equality, and that is why we are regularly nominated as an Employer of Choice.
Our local Environmental and Sustainability Committee supports and drives our global E&S commitment by creating and reviewing local policies and guidelines, introducing new green and clean office initiatives, and increasing our social and ethical awareness as global citizens.
Bird & Bird is a strong supporter of social justice and we recognise the importance of ensuring the law is accessible to all. We are proud signatories to the National Pro Bono Target. We support our fee earners as they undertake 35 hours of pro bono work each year and encourage all employees to get involved with our pro bono clients. Our pro bono partner oversees all the pro bono work we deliver and is supported by a passionate Pro Bono Committee, driving initiatives aimed at greater social responsibility.
We are focused on sourcing goods and services from suppliers that are environmentally sustainable and ethically made and we support local businesses and communities at every opportunity. Whether it is purchasing stationery or catering from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations or buying gifts from international charitable foundations, regional communities, or organisations supporting survivors of domestic and family violence; if we can see our dollars doing good things in our community, we know we are on the right track when it comes to giving back.
A summer clerkship with Bird & Bird is much more than just work experience. It's an opportunity to discover your potential and kick start your career in law, taking you straight to the heart of our global law firm.
Bird & Bird lawyers have a passion for the sectors they work in - this brings a real energy to the workplace. I work mainly for sports clients and have a passion for sport. Sharing this passion with smart, motivated colleagues who are fun to work with is one of the best things about this job.
Rich Hawkins Partner
Working as a technology and communications lawyer, Bird & Bird gives me the opportunity to engage with really interesting questions that arise when the law intersects with innovative technologies. I really enjoy being able to help our clients in solving their most challenging legal issues. I’m also fortunate to do this work with colleagues who are fundamentally good people and a pleasure to work with.
Patrick Cordwell Associate