Meet our team - Henry Davis York

Madison Lawler

Summer Clerk 2015/16

 

"My clerkship at HDY was such an enjoyable experience, each day I got to see fellow clerks and colleagues that are now friends"

 

After completing a summer clerkship at HDY I can say with certainty that I have been given the best possible start when it comes to entering the legal profession.

From the moment I decided to do a summer clerkship with HDY it felt like the right decision. Once I started undertaking work, experiencing the culture and getting to know the people, I knew it was the right decision for me. At HDY the summer clerks rotated through three different practice groups. I found having these rotations invaluable as I got to meet an array of people at the firm and was introduced to a wider variety of work. This is especially helpful when you aren't sure which area of practice is for you.

One of the biggest draw cards for me is the people at HDY. Every clerk was made to feel welcome in each rotation as the teams were genuinely interested in you as a person. Although we were assigned a mentoring team consisting of a partner, senior associate and lawyer in each rotation, everyone was approachable and happy to help.

My clerkship at HDY was such an enjoyable experience, each day I got to see fellow clerks and colleagues that are now friends. I was always made to feel like I was part of the firm. Feeling this level of comfort and mutual respect was important to me and it is the reason why I cannot wait to continue my legal profession at HDY.