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Gadens Lawyers gives summer clerks client perspective

Gadens Lawyers gives summer clerks client perspective

Gadens Lawyers will send this year's intake of summer clerks at the firm's Sydney Office on a client secondment._x000D_

GADENS Lawyers will send this year's intake of summer clerks at the firm's Sydney Office on a client secondment.

Six summer clerks from Gadens’ Sydney office will spend a week on secondment to the firm’s client, eBay where they learn what it is like to be an in-house lawyer at a cutting edge online business.

Gadens partner John Dalzell said the secondments were implemented, with eBay’s support, in order to give summer clerks first hand experience of the issues facing in-house counsel.

"Understanding a client’s strategic business objectives and the role in-house lawyers play in assisting the business implement that strategy is essential if you are to provide meaningful support to the in-house lawyers and the business," Dalzell said.

Dalzell said the best young lawyers want to be given access to clients from day one, something Gadens could deliver, even before admission.

"We take our clients' business seriously and we believe it’s important that our youngest lawyers get an understanding of our client's legal and commercial needs early in their careers to help them be more dynamic and practical lawyers," he said.

The firm's Sydney office has eight summer clerks in total - the other two are being seconded to Salvos Legal.

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