Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Candidate Attorneys Opportunities 2019

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr offers recent graduates opportunities positions at their Johannesburg and Cape Town offices. We offer exceptional career opportunities to our aspiring graduates in an atmosphere that is challenging, rewarding and, we believe, truly different from our competitors



We believe in partnering with our candidate attorneys. Our graduates are given every opportunity and the means to reach their full potential under the guidance and supervision of leading lawyers.

Whether the corporate culture, training and skills development, efficiency, retention prospects or career development and growth is what you are after, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr offers an environment where you can excel.

Who we are looking for
We look for all-rounders, ie  students with a good academic record, good communication skills (oral and written) and interests in areas outside of their studies (ie sport, culture, university initiatives, community work etc).  We value integrity, a positive attitude, a willingness to embrace the firm and a commitment to contribute to a successful partnership.

More Than Just Work
Yes, it’s not all work. We involve our candidate attorneys in a variety of client events, graduate recruitment initiatives at universities as well as internal firm events (i.e. charity events, sports events and social activities in the office).

What we offer Graduates

During the vacation programme, you will be assigned to a team of professionals (directors, associates and candidate attorneys).

Your day-to-day activities may include training sessions; discussion forums; consultations, drafting of documents, court attendances and legal research.

You will be given the opportunity to work in at least two different practices areas during the course of the vacation programme.

They include various training sessions and skills development initiatives as part of the vacation programmes.

Application deadlines

The relevant dates are as follows:

Applications for our Winter Vacation Programme (July 2019) close on 1 March 2019.
Applications for Candidate Attorney positions for 2021 (commencing January 2021) in Johannesburg and Cape Town close on 1 May 2019.

It is in your own interest to submit your application sooner rather than later and not to wait for the closing date.

Please email all your application documents to the following email address: apply4lawJHB@cdhlegal.com or apply4lawCPT@cdhlegal.com



The annexures are as follows (Word, PDF or Rich Text format at 3.5 MB max each):

  • Cover/motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certified Copy of your identity document or driver’s license
  • Certified Grade 12 (matric) results
  • Certified University academic transcript
Please note that we are not in a position to consider incomplete applications.

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