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Paralegal

Darwin Community Legal Service

Paralegal

The Paralegal will work in the General Legal Service team and with other DCLS staff to provide paralegal support. The position provides an opportunity to be part of an important and responsive community service and to engage with a broad cross-section of the community.

The Paralegal is responsible to the Principal Solicitor.

The duties and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Assist with client legal matters under supervision including legal research, client liaison, logistical and administrative assistance on client matters
  • Prepare drafts of material related to client matters
  • Assist in taking instructions from clients
  • Assist generally in record keeping and management of client records
  • Other tasks as directed by the Principal Solicitor from time to time
  • Work with other staff to develop and maintain resources for community legal education.
  • Work with other staff to design and deliver community legal education in tenancy law.
  • Research and logistical assistance in relation to law reform activities
  • Assistance with arrangements related to community participation

The position is a Twelve (12) month contract with the option of an extension subject to funding.

To apply:

Contact us for enquiries at info@dcls.org.au using the subject line: Paralegal enquiry via EthicalJobs or call 8982 1111.

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DCLS pays above award wages and salary packaging is available. Superannuation 10%, 6 week’s annual leave (or pro-rata), and generous conditions including flexible working and time in lieu.

DCLS is an equal opportunity employer.

A position description is attached.

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