Paralegal Jobs


Paralegal

Our boutique commercial law firm is seeking a passionate paralegal/ legal secretary to join our dynamic firm situated in the CBD on a full-time basis. We are seeking a first or second year undergraduate (preferably female) law student who is looking to practice in the area of commercial law.

This role is a paid position which includes, but not limited to:

  • Providing administrative support to the Solicitor;

  • Answering telephone calls in a professional and courteous manner;

  • Drafting emails and responding to correspondence;

  • Managing files;

  • Conducting legal research;

  • Liaising with clients;

  • Clerical duties (including photocopying, scanning, filing documents. etc);

  • Reviewing, collating and sorting documents

  • Data entry and electronic file management;

  • Court filing, collections and deliveries; and

  • Undertaking legal tasks assigned by the firm’s solicitors.

The successful candidate must be: -

  • Proficient in Microsoft word (with a minimum typing speed of 60WPM) and Microsoft excel;

  • Excellent in communication;

  • Hardworking and proactive;

  • Meticulous and have attention to detail;

  • Able to satisfy deadlines and prioritise work; and

  • Presentable and be able to work as part of a team.

Please send through expressions of interest (including a Cover letter, Resume and Academic Transcript) to: adfrecruitmentmf@gmail.com


Legal Assistant

This is an opportunity for a second-year law student to work as an assistant and researcher to Matthew Richardson. He is a barrister at 153 Phillip Chambers and specialises in media and defamation law. The role commences in late November 2018.

A successful applicant should:

  • Be organised

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Have your own laptop

  • Be an Australian citizen

Key responsibilities include:

  • Legal research and writing research memos

  • Administrative duties

  • Preparing folders for arguments in court

  • General legal tasks involved in litigation, e.g. compiling chronologies of evidence

Application procedure: To apply, please send a copy of your current transcript, CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience and skills to Joy Chen at joychen3895@gmail.com by 26 October 2018. Applicants who have received interviews will be notified by 6 November. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email.  

If you have any questions, please contact Joy at the stated email or by 0415729226.


Legal Assistant

Sullivan & Cromwell is a leading Wall Street firm with offices in the most significant financial and commercial centers around the world and a leader in each of its core practice areas. Its offices in Melbourne and Sydney practice exclusively U.S. law, with a focus on the highest-profile capital-raisings and M&A transactions involving the most demanding clients in Australia. 

We have an opportunity for  Part-time Legal Assistants  in our Sydney office. Ideal for law students looking for a challenging and unique legal experience.

Our team of Legal Assistants provide legal support to the legal staff in their professional work, as well as other assistance as required. The position demands strong analytical and research skills, and training is provided to assist with the U.S.-specific aspects of the role. This is a unique opportunity, at one of the most prestigious law firms in the world, to gain legal experience and an international perspective on your career in law.

If you believe you have the skills and experience to successfully perform in the role, we would like to hear from you. Please submit your resume (including ATAR or UAI results) academic transcripts and covering letter explaining your reasons for applying, suitability for the role and availability to ryank@sullcrom.com. “

 


Legal Secretary

We have an invaluable opportunity for a law student to work as a legal secretary for two senior barristers, Gregory Sirtes SC and Nicholas Beaumont SC, at 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers. 

The role is a casual position (1 day per week) best suited to a current law student with at least 1-2 years remaining in their degree. Flexibility is offered during exam periods and holidays. 

The position is available for immediate start. Currently we are looking for someone to work just one day a week (Monday preferably). There is the possibility of changing to two days a week during Semester 1 next year (this is a job share position, and once Semester 1 timetables are available, the successful applicant will be able to discuss with the current employees which days would suit everyone for Semester 1, 2018)

If successful, your responsibilities will include transcription, proofreading, legal research and administration. 

Please email CV, Cover Letter, and Academic Transcript to gsnbsec@gmail.com


Paralegal

Construction Legal is looking for a bright and proactive paralegal, preferably a second or third year law student, to join our team. 

The role will involve an array of legal and administrative tasks, such as filing, legal research, and drafting litigation documents and correspondence. 

The position is offered on a casual basis for 3 months, commencing November. The role may evolve into a permanent position. 

To apply, please email your resume and academic transcript to jrippon@constructionlegal.com.au  


Receptionist

Tenth Floor St James Hall Chambers was formed in 1993 and consists of eleven members, including three Senior Counsel and eight members of varying seniority. The Floor has a strong tradition of commercial law practice, our members are also recognised advocates in other areas including but not limited to administrative law, disciplinary proceedings, equity, personal injury, and taxation and revenue.  

 This position will require you to work from Thursday and Friday, from 9:00 – 17:40.

The main duties are:

  • Handling all telephone calls received, directing them to the appropriate member within Chambers or recording messages and forwarding them on in a timely fashion;

  •  Greeting all clients and visitors into Chambers, offering refreshments and showing them into the Barristers Chambers;

  • Completing errands twice, daily including collecting mail from the DX mailbox, keeping all floor supplies topped up, banking for Barristers and any other ad hoc tasks Barristers may ask you to complete for them;

  • Delivery and collection of court trolley’s to the relevant court when Barristers require them;

  • Providing administrative support to the Barristers and Clerk for example photocopying or organising court files;

  • Updating the Barristers textbooks, filing loose leaf sheets as well as maintaining their libraries.

Please send your CV and covering letter to clerk.10@stjames.net.au marked for the attention of Grace Kenny.


paralegal in transport law firm

Norton White are seeking paralegals to work in our aviation teams. This is an excellent opportunity for students in the early stages of their degree to gain experience working in a commercial law firm. Paralegals will be engaged in legal research, drafting and will have frequent opportunities to work with senior practitioners.

Depending on availability, paralegals will work one to three days per week. We are always willing to provide flexibility to accommodate students’ assessment commitments.

The Candidate

We are looking for students with strong academic results, currently enrolled in LLB2/3 or JD1/2.

Experience is not necessary, as we are more interested in aptitude, ability and motivation.

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV, academic transcript (an unverified version

is acceptable) and a brief letter of introduction to kay.virgin@nortonwhite.com by 11:59pm, Sunday

7 October 2018.


Paralegal at Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the University of Sydney’s in-house legal office. The OGC is responsible for providing high quality legal services to all areas of the University, including providing legal advice to the Senate, the Vice-Chancellor and senior executives of the University.

Successful applicants will provide paralegal assistance to lawyers within the OGC. The positions will support several areas of practice including property, employment, trusts, commercial law and intellectual property. The work to be undertaken may include legal research, the preparation of draft agreements, proof reading, filing and general administrative support.

For more information, including required skills and how to apply, please see this document.

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 8 October.


Paralegal

Integroe Partners is a boutique multi-disciplinary legal practice based in Drummoyne that specialises in workplace relations matters, particularly in the areas of workplace investigations and alternative dispute resolution processes. We are looking for paralegals to assist, on a regular part-time or casual basis, with the preparation of investigation reports and special projects. Several openings exist for people who will work part-time (but at least one day per week). Position is best suited to law students or recent law graduates.

Responsibilities include: collating and summarising documentary evidence, contributing to the development of complex reports, legal research and general administrative duties.

 No prior work experience in law is necessary, but applicants must be in or approaching their penultimate year of a law degree, or a law graduate. Strong written communication skills and attention to detail will be regarded highly. Details of academic results essential.

 Remuneration is $25 per hour.

Application procedures: Email a CV and academic transcript, along with details of your availability (including weekends, where applicable), to the following address: kristinsharpe@integroe.com.au

 Please transmit all queries by email. Do not contact by telephone except upon request.


ParalegaL

We require an enthusiastic and motivated Paralegal to provide full administrative support to our specialist lawyers.

The position is currently offered on a casual basis working at least 2 (preferably 3) days per week on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 5.00pm. However, the successful applicant must be available to work 5 days per week for the period from the end of the current university semester to the beginning of the next semester (excluding Xmas shutdown of 2 weeks).

We would ideally prefer a 4th or 5th year law student with a genuine interest in the firm’s practice areas and aspirations to actually pursue a career in private practice. Provided there is a successful fit, there will be the opportunity of a full time position after graduation.

For more information, see here. To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and academic transcript to courtney@rileylegal.com.au


Law clerk - Commercial and Property

The Fitness & Lifestyle Group (FLG) is a health and fitness club operator that spans across Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia. 

We are currently searching an enthusiastic third or fourth year law student to join our legal team in our Bondi Junction office. This unique opportunity will provide you the opportunity to work across a variety of commercial matters, property transactions (including commercial & retails leasing), litigation matters, I.P. matters and franchising matters.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to legalcareers@fitlg.com. Applications close 31 August 2018.

For more information, see this document.