Allens Confidential
What to expect from your clerkship

What to expect from your clerkship

November 12, 2020
With summer clerkships soon to kick off, Geneva and Caitlin speak to recent clerks (now paralegals) Tim Tabalujan and Tahlia Rodrigues for the ultimate guide on what to expect from your clerkship. Tim and Tahlia share their advice on getting the most out of your clerkship, navigating office life and the best dad jokes to impress your new colleagues.
The Trans-Tasman Bubble

The Trans-Tasman Bubble

August 27, 2020

Having perfected the pronunciation of Kia Ora through numerous YouTube videos, Caitlin and Geneva are joined by Managing Associate Laura Hablous and Associate Andrew Lee to discuss their experiences crossing the ditch from New Zealand to Australia. Laura and Andrew discuss career progression, the logistics of qualification and what it's like to start a whole new life in a whole new city (on top of a whole new job).

The power of pro bono

The power of pro bono

July 23, 2020

Our pro bono work is one of the topics we get the most questions about from prospective clerks and grads. In this episode, Geneva and Caitlin catch up with Nicky Friedman, our Director of Community Engagement, and James Daniel, Associate and Sydney Pro Bono Coordinator, to talk all things pro bono. What sort of pro bono legal work does Allens do? How does it happen? How do junior lawyers get involved? How did Caitlin score a pro bono secondment so soon after starting as a grad (and from the comfort of home)?

 

Explore our pro bono and community work to find out more.

The Allens Career Deal

The Allens Career Deal

July 9, 2020

New partners Felicity McMahon and Tristan Iredell discuss their journeys to partnership, the Allens Career Deal, and how culture can help a home feel like a workplace during lockdown (even if you're sitting on a dining chair in your childhood bedroom).

Find out more about the Allens Career Deal

04: Keeping connected during COVID-19

04: Keeping connected during COVID-19

April 30, 2020

From admiring colleagues' pets to growing bad beards, Partner Tim Stewart and Lawyer Claire Watson discuss working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tim and Claire recount their experience of the firm-wide transition to working from home and share tips on remaining connected and engaged with Geneva Sekula and new co-host Caitlin Burke.

03: The Allens and Linklaters global alliance

03: The Allens and Linklaters global alliance

March 19, 2020

In late 2019, hosts Roseanna Bricknell and Geneva Sekula had the opportunity to catch up with Linklaters Counsel (and former Allens employee) Andrew Marshall. Andrew reflects on his experience transitioning from Allens in Australia to the Linklaters office in London and explains what being part of a global alliance means in practice for all Allens employees.

02: Making wellbeing work for you

02: Making wellbeing work for you

March 12, 2020

Hosts Roseanna Bricknell and Geneva Sekula chat with Allens' Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing Kylie Scott and Senior Associate Jamie Guthrie about the firm's commitment to helping people achieve a work/life balance that works for them.

01: Clerkships, legal tech and app development

01: Clerkships, legal tech and app development

March 3, 2020

At Allens, Integrated Legal Solutions (ILS) is the team responsible for providing cutting-ledge legal technology solutions. In the first episode of Season 4, clerks Eric Gonzales and Adrian Brett reflect on their experience rotating into ILS and provide some insider tips and tricks for applying for clerkships. From developing apps to building 'logic trees', hosts Geneva Sekula and Roseanna Bricknell explore all things innovation, technology and automation.

04: The inside scoop from Allens’ grad recruiters

04: The inside scoop from Allens’ grad recruiters

November 11, 2019

For the final episode of Season 3 of Allens Confidential, hosts Rose and Geneva go straight to the source and speak to graduate recruiters Lauren Kay from Sydney and Manreet Singh from Melbourne.

With summer clerkships about to commence, Lauren and Manreet reflect on the application process and provide insight into what the firm is looking for in its future graduates. From interviews to attending clerkship events, they share some insider tips and tricks.

03: Same firm; two different journeys

03: Same firm; two different journeys

October 4, 2019

Grace Walton, Associate in our Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) team, and Mohamed Khairat, Associate in Projects & Development, joined our graduate program via two different paths. Grace began as a clerk and Mo joined as graduate. During their early days at Allens, they shared an office and co-founded a TMT 'zen zone'. In this episode, they share their experiences as junior lawyers and talk about the range of opportunities offered by the firm, from mentorship to secondments.

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