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19 June 2024

Next Steps: Exploring Options Beyond Clerkships & Grad Programs

Published on 19 June 2024
We know how tough it can be to navigate the pressure and competition of securing a clerkship or landing a job. Not everyone follows the traditional law career path, and that's okay!
If you missed out on a clerkship or faced job rejections, join us for a webinar that explores what to do next and how to keep moving forward.
What you'll learn:
  • How to build an amazing career without a clerkship or grad position
  • Alternative pathways in the legal profession
  • How to deal with rejection and keep going


Wednesday 19 June
12.30pm AEST





Lucas Moctezuma, Avant Law

Lucas is an employment lawyer for Avant, a medico-indemnity insurance company, where he acts for doctors and medical clinics in employment-related disputes. He cut his teeth as a legal officer with the Transport Workers’ Union of NSW after missing out on a large number of clerkship positions with mid-tier and top-tier firms. He has worked as a Legal Editor for Thomson Reuters, as a Research Assistant for an aviation law consultancy and as a Reservist for the Australian Army. He landed a graduate position with HWL Ebsworth Lawyers in 2020, got admitted as a lawyer in 2021, and went on to work for specialist employment law firm Kingston Reid before making the move to Avant. Lucas also writes regular stories about legal practice on his LinkedIn that he hope lawyers around the world will enjoy.

Jimmy Ngo, Commonwealth Bank

Jimmy is an in-house procurement lawyer and a former private practice lawyer. He is currently a Legal Counsel at Commonwealth Bank. During his time in private practice, he worked at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and HWL Ebsworth and advised on contentious construction and projects matters. He started his legal career as a Graduate-at-Law at HWL Ebsworth. Outside of his 9-5 job, he enjoys mentoring law students and writing content on professional development for law students. He is open about the fact that he missed out on a seasonal clerkship as a law student and has written various articles and posts targeted at law students and graduates about applying for seasonal clerkships and graduate programs on Lawyers Weekly and LinkedIn.