Law Clerk Recruitment – Dates to note for 2020

  • Thursday 12 March, Applications Open
  • Monday 30 March, 12.00 midday, Deadline for submitting your application
  • November 2020, Clerkship begins
Law Clerk Opportunities Summer Clerk Opportunities  

Law Clerk Programme Brochure
You can access more information about the programme by clicking here.

Life moves fast at DLA Piper, and with good reason.

Our vision is to be the leading global business law firm. With a truly international presence, award-winning reputation and a track record of exceptional growth, we're well on our way.

As New Zealand's only global business law firm, we provide a full range of legal services, covering all major regions and key markets, benchmarked against international best practice. We provide a seamless service, advising international clients doing business in New Zealand and local organisations doing business elsewhere.

We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates and business support professionals, in an environment that is challenging, rewarding and different from our competitors. As a firm, we never stand still. We think nimbly and seize opportunities. We're ambitious and never afraid to innovate.

Who we are


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

Be Supportive

Be Supportive

We treat everyone fairly and with respect and courtesy.

We are inclusive, approachable and supportive of our clients and colleagues.

We make a positive contribution to our local and global communities

Be Collaborative

Be Collaborative

We exhibit a global mind-set by celebrating our geographic diversity and working seamlessly across borders.

We reach out to others, give help willingly and make ourselves available when needed.

We listen attentively and value new ideas and perspectives.

Be Bold

Be Bold

We are strategic and future-orientated, always thinking and planning ahead.

We challenge, and are open to being challenged.

We are resilient, we adapt quickly. We guide and help others do the same.

Be Exceptional

Be Exceptional

We focus on delivering the highest standard of legal advice and service excellence.

We get to the heart of issues and challenges and provide pragmatic, commercial solutions.

We operate with transparency and work efficiently to deliver value.