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Junior Solicitor / Legal Assistant

Employer: Waller Legal
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Business/Private Sector
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 12 February, 2018.
Applications close: 26 March, 2018. (Expired)

Waller Legal is a high profile legal practice dedicated to representing people who have been sexually abused in an institutional setting.

We have had significant involvement with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

We are an innovative and expanding personal injury practice that operates under a trauma-informed practice model and offers a supportive workplace environment.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Providing high level support to other practitioners
  • File management
  • Client liaison
  • Diary and email management
  • Drafting correspondence and documents
  • Preparing and collating material including briefs to counsel and court books
  • Assisting in the preparation of cases for mediation and Court hearings
  • Legal research 

Key selection criteria:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  2. Demonstrated experience working in a law firm or comparable work environment. Previous experience managing files will be considered favourably.
  3. Experience providing support to a busy supervisor and/or team      
  4. Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  5. Strong attention to detail and consistent high standards of work
  6. Strong work and customer service ethic and ability to maintain a calm, sensitive, professional and respectful manner with a diverse range of clients
  7. Ability to prioritise, manage deadlines and work well under pressure
  8. Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as part of a team
  9. High level user skills with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps essential

Salary commensurate with experience. 

How to apply for this job

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