It All Starts Here

Our law clerks work with some of the best in the business

We seek the very best law graduates to join us as law clerks in February (or July) each year.  A number will have worked with us as an intern or summer clerk previously, but we also look for well-rounded graduates who have excelled in their law degree and have a passion to be the best to join our team.

Our law clerks join our Auckland and Wellington offices, and get the vital building blocks for launching their career at a top tier New Zealand law firm. They will work on some of the country’s best legal work, work alongside the best lawyers in the business and enjoy a unique team culture that sets us apart.


A comprehensive graduate programme

Our comprehensive and supportive graduate development programme helps you transition from law student to legal professional.  We offer our law clerks:

  • a two year graduate focussed professional development programme
  • division based training focussed on technical areas of expertise
  • a buddy and supervising Partner to support and mentor
  • access to world-class resources
  • secondment opportunities with clients and our international offices
  • a wellbeing programme to ensure a successful life in law

Our award winning mentor programme is also available.  It offers a unique opportunity for both mentors and mentees, helping both to reach their full potential while building networks and relationships within the firm.

I chose Minters for the culture and the vibe.  The people here are all very genuine and supportive.  Alongside this culture is the top quality work that the firm does for the best clients in NZ.

Stephen Woodwark, 2017/18 Summer Clerk

Great package and benefits

We strive to be the best firm to work with and in.  This means finding the best people, involving them in great work, and offering them all the tools and support needed to have a stellar legal career.

By law clerking at Minters, you’ll benefit from a focussed graduate development programme and great work experience, as well as being part of a unique team culture.  You’ll enjoy casual Fridays, free morning teas, the opportunity to join social sports teams and an action packed Social Club calendar of various social events.

We support our staff, and we lead the market in offering market competitive salaries.  We also look to assist our people when they want to compete in overseas legal competitions or undertake post-graduate study.


I chose Minters not only because it is one of the top law firms in New Zealand but because it is a firm that encourages you to be yourself, pushes you to be the best you can be, embraces diversity and strives for success.

Kasey Nihill, 2017/18 Summer Clerk

Becoming a solicitor

Once you’ve finished law school, the next exciting step is being admitted. We make this easy for you by organising your Professionals course and admission, and covering all the costs.

We’ll take care of the details and, on the day of your admission, organise a firm function so you can celebrate this important milestone with your friends and family.

Applications for 2019 graduate positions have now closed.


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