Research Positions

Research assistant at MahlaB

Mahlab is Australia’s pre-eminent executive search firm for legal professionals. They are seeking a research assistant for a part-time casual role.  This position is ideal for a current fulltime or part time LLB/JD student who wants to gain first hand exposure to the legal industry and is ready to take the first step in their legal career.

Applicants should be able to commit to at least 2 days per week (Monday-Friday) throughout the semester. 


In this role you can expect to;

  • Source and contact potential candidates for current vacancies with our client law
    firms and corporations;
  • Draft job advertisements
  • Update information regarding candidates, clients, and vacancies; and
  • Perform various ad hoc administrative duties as required

For the full job advertisement, including an in-depth role description, skills needed for the position and information about Mahlab, please see this document

If you would like to apply for this role, please forward a cover letter outlining your suitability, along with your CV and academic transcript to

For further information on this position, please contact Nicola Bodor, (02) 9241 1199,

Barrister's Legal Assistant

Natalie Obrart, Barrister, is looking for a 2nd year law student (with an ATAR of 97 or above and a credit average as a minimum) to take up the position of her assistant with an immediate start. Ms Obrart works primarily in the areas of Commercial Law and equity.The position is primarily an administrative role with a minor aspect of legal research.

A successful applicant must:

  • Be organised and have good time management and administrative skills
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work one on one
  • Have strong legal research skills and be able to conduct research independently

Position is 2 days per week, flexible depending on which days the student is at university.

Please email Isaac Morgan at with an attached CV and Cover Letter.

Research assistant at Phillip Street chambers

A paid casual legal researcher position will become available in late February / early March for a law student to assist a female barrister of 9 years' seniority and a male barrister of 3 years' seniority for 0.5 to 1.5 days a week. 

The role involves file management, legal research, drafting, proofreading and other administrative tasks as needed.

If interested, please apply by sending a CV and an academic transcript to by Thursday 15 February.

Legal research officer at Aussie Immigration Services

Looking for a legal researcher to assist in a busy predominantly migration based firm. Wanting a keen student who wants to learn the migration business through research for a variety of matters. Discretion and maintenance of confidentiality is essential, as is the ability to work fast and produce quality research of Migration law, precedent and DIBP procedure.

Starting as soon as possible, casual and paid position. Would suit a second or preferably third year law student.

Please send CV describing your research experience at uni and in previous interns/clerkships and employment.