The Cavell Leitch Summer Clerk applications are now open and will close on Thursday 14 April.

We have an opportunity for three motivated and enthusiastic Summer Clerks to join our firm over the summer, based in our central city office on the third floor of the BNZ Centre at the heart of the CBD.

We carry out a broad range of legal work across our 8 specialist teams. Our Summer Clerks will be exposed to a wide variety of work during their time with us, including working with our fast-paced residential and commercial property teams, through to our Litigation team (including the potential to observe real court proceedings), and into our Business team. Our Clerks will gain real work opportunities supervised and supported by leaders in their legal fields.

Successful candidates will have a proven ability to get on with others, work well under pressure and will be completely reliable. They will also be self-motivated and have a passion for legal work, have enthusiasm to complete every task to the very best of their ability, an energy for learning, and a strong drive for delivering the best client experience. We care about our Clerks’ development, and we are committed to creating a supportive work experience over the summer, setting you up with a buddy to have regular check ins and a dedicated supervisor throughout each of your rotations to discuss your legal work. Our open plan office also supports a rich learning environment, being surrounded by experts in their field highly committed to supporting our next generation of Solicitors through coaching and mentoring. We take the view that our Clerks are full members of our team during their summer so you’d also be welcomed to join in all of our social and cultural celebrations.

For your application we require:

  • An informative and interesting CV, with an attached covering letter, helping us to understand you as a person. You may like to highlight if you already have a connection at Cavell Leitch or within the Christchurch business community as this is always useful to know.
  • Academic transcript.

Apply now

Please send your applications to (including the above required information) by no later than 5pm Thursday April 14. Once applications are closed we will be shortlisting and will be in touch regarding the next steps in the process.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.

We look forward to receiving your application.