Allens Confidential podcast

Hear from our team about life at Allens

Looking to embark on a career in corporate law? We know it can be hard to differentiate one firm from another, particularly when everyone says they 'do great work with great people'. But what does that mean?

Our podcast, Allens Confidential, aims to answer that question and give you real insight into what it's like to work at Allens. Join hosts Tahlia Rodrigues and Melissa Camp for the latest season.

Our podcast, Allens Confidential, aims to answer that question and give you real insight into what it's like to work at Allens. You can listen below or on iTunesSpotify or PodBean.

Meet the hosts, Tahlia Rodrigues & Melissa Camp

The Allens Confidential team is putting together a podcast episode with a difference: you ask the questions.

In short, we want to know what YOU want to know, but are too embarrassed or scared to ask: all those taboo topics, thorny questions and persistent clerkship myths (hello removal of pay secrecy clause, goodbye rumour that you need a High Distinction average).

So tell us, anonymously: what's that one, burning question you've always wanted to ask? It's a fair bet you're not the only one who wants to know, so help us make this episode really matter to you and your cohort.

And yes, we mean 'anonymous'. All questions sent to the submission box are entirely anonymous… assuming you don't sign off with your name at the end. Don't be that person.

The power of pro bono

Our pro bono work is one of the topics we get the most questions about from prospective clerks and grads.

In this episode, Geneva and Caitlin catch up with Nicky Friedman, our Director of Community Engagement, and James Daniel, Associate and Sydney Pro Bono Coordinator, to talk all things pro bono.

What sort of pro bono legal work does Allens do? How does it happen? How do junior lawyers get involved? How did Caitlin score a pro bono secondment so soon after starting as a grad (and from the comfort of home)?

Clerkships – as told by clerks

Want to know what being a clerk at Allens is really like? Former summer clerks Georgie Kilborn and Xander Jackman do a deep dive into their experiences, telling us all about what they found most surprising and most daunting.

Our former clerks also give invaluable advice to students who are considering applying – including what they themselves would have done differently, and to expect the unexpected when it comes to interview questions.

Highlights from our 2019 series

Do law firms really care about culture and community?

In an interview with one of Allens' longest-serving Partners, Ian McGill (Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunications), and one of its newest, Simun Soljo (Partner, Funds, Super & Wealth), Geneva and Roseanna explore the firm's culture and commitment to pro bono and community work.

This in-depth discussion includes an overview of how Allens has changed with the times, and topics ranging from marriage equality, reconciliation, and all the different ways of being involved with advocacy – to the benefits of saying hello to colleagues in the kitchen.  

Highlights from our 2018 series

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