EBBORN LAW GRADUATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
Internships are advertised through Student Job Search.
Training for Excellence
How do you differentiate between law firms?
Until recently that question has been difficult, because law in New Zealand has been practised in a very traditional way.
Ebborn Law (t/a Portia) has created a new paradigm: one that focuses as much on doing social good as it does on generating financial gain. This is no "triple bottom line" patter from the 2000s, it is genuinely a new way of thinking supported by modern technology and systems.
What drives this radical change is culture. At Ebborn Law the culture of the team is the number one priority when hiring any new person. Ask any staff member: this is a firm that cares for its staff and invests in their success.
Ebborn Law provides a two-month volunteer internship programme at no cost to the learner. This programme is ideal for any recent graduate who is looking to forge a career either in most types of practices.
Our in-house volunteer internship programme has been developed by people with expertise both in adult education and the NZQA Framework. It touches on many practical aspects pertaining to working in the legal profession. The voluntary internship programme runs over two months and contains over 40 lesson plans plus role plays, one-on-one interviews with lawyers, and a number of modules that take the learner deep into the heart of legislation and administration.
On successful completion of the internship each participant receives a certificate and a letter of recommendation and (depending upon performance) might also be referred through Ebborn Law's network of legal contacts to assist in securing their first law job.
This seven-week course costs the learner nothing - everything is fully subsidised by Ebborn Law. This is not a 'working internship' though learners will have the opportunity to meet and interact with law professionals in the firm (but not with clients).
Please note that only applicants who have completed a law degree will be accepted, and preference will be given to people new to the profession who have either been admitted, or have completed professional studies. Interns must hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency.
Ebborn Law acknowledges the support of Student Job Search in providing this valuable training opportunity.
Matt Gibson, Auckland
"The internship I undertook with Ebborn Law provided me with an opportunity to gain an understanding of the demands of working in a busy law firm. It also enabled me to gain exposure to how a legal practice is structured and run from a business management perspective.