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Legal Assistant / Paralegal

CFMEU Construction & General Division

CFMEU Construction & General Division Victorian/Tasmanian Branch is seeking to employ a Legal Assistant/Paralegal on a full time basis.

The successful candidate will work with a hard-hitting team of dedicated lawyers/industrial officers committed to the values and principles of unionism, and advancing the cause of the CFMEU and its members.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Desirable tertiary qualification (e.g. Cert IV Legal Services or equivalent; Bachelor degree)
  • Minimum 4 years’ relevant experience
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Adobe and related programs

Key responsibilities:

Responsible for providing quality assistance to the CFMEU’s in-house team of lawyers/industrial officers including:

  • Reception duties – intake of enquiries to legal department both in person and by phone/email and assisting with case triage;
  • Assisting lawyers/industrial officers with all aspects of case preparation, management and appearances in industrial tribunals and courts;
  • Preparation of legal documents including Fair Work Commission and court forms for review and settling by lawyers/industrial officers;
  • Compiling complex court and appeal books, photocopying and managing large documents and volumes of documents with excellent attention to detail;
  • Complex document management and filing/e-filing. Photocopying and managing large documents and volumes of documents with excellent attention to detail;
  • Liaising with Fair Work Commission, court and regulatory authority administrative officers;
  • Interacting and liaising with other unions.

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