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Articles at Webber Wentzel

Articles at Webber Wentzel


Choosing the law firm where you wish to undertake your articles of clerkship is the first step on the way to a successful legal career. If you are passionate about law and want a rewarding career as a lawyer, Webber Wentzel should be your first choice.

We offer law graduates the opportunity to serve articles of clerkship with us over two-years on our candidate attorney programme. We believe in cultivating the knowledge and skills of our people to help them launch successful careers in law. Our candidate attorney programme offers diverse development opportunities to help each candidate attorney become a valued member of our legal team.


Webber Wentzel's Candidate Attorneys' Programme


As a candidate attorney at Webber Wentzel you will be based in Johannesburg or Cape Town. During the two years you will rotate in various legal practice areas exposing you to a wide range of legal disciplines. In addition to receiving invaluable legal training from top attorneys and respected legal practitioners, you will also participate in our in-house PLT Programme in preparation for the Attorneys' Admission Examinations.
As a value add to your development we have a formal structured legal mentorship programme that will enable more experienced attorneys to impart their wisdom; share legal knowledge; support, guide and give you feedback during your two-year journey.

Click here to view the testimonials of previous Webber Wentzel candidate attorneys.

In order for candidates to get considered for the Winter Vacation programme they will need to apply for articles of clerkship. We do not offer Vacation work in isolation.

The Winter Vacation programme runs for 2 weeks at both our Johannesburg and Cape Town Offices.


How to apply for articles at Webber Wentzel


We typically sign our candidate attorneys two years in advance. If you are interested in serving your articles with Webber Wentzel you should apply as early as possible. Click here to apply  

Applications for articles of clerkship 2020 are closed. Applications for articles of clerkship 2021 and 2022 open on the 15th of February and close on the 30th of April 2019.

Requirements for consideration:

  • Applicant should be a South African citizen
  • Studied/studying at a South African Institution
  • Expect to complete an LLB by the year articles commence
  • Maintain a minimum 65% academic average (academic excellence)

We require the following to accompany your application:

  • academic transcripts of LLB degree up to and including November in the last completed year of study
  • academic transcripts of any undergraduate qualification (and any other relevant qualifications)
  • matric certificate
  • copy of ID


Note: Only online applications will be considered. Email applications will not be processed.

If you have any queries please contact the Webber Wentzel Graduate Recruitment team by emailing

Phindile Hlabangane | Graduate Recruitment Manager
+27 11 530 5432

Nokwazi Sibiya | Graduate Recruitment Consultant
+27 11 530 5323