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Legal Assistant / Senior Legal Assistant - Family Law

Women's Legal Centre (ACT and Region) Inc

About the Centre

The Women’s Legal Centre is a specialist community legal centre, providing critical legal assistance services to women in Canberra.

Our primary legal practice areas are family law, family violence, migration law, employment and discrimination law. The family law team provides holistic legal services to the women of Canberra. We are experts in understanding the dynamics of domestic and family violence. We use the family law system to help clients achieve long-term safety outcomes and financial independence.

Benefits and culture

  • Competitive remuneration package, including generous PBI salary packaging options, flex-leave, and 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • Flexible work options and a supportive workplace dedicated to developing employee wellbeing and resilience.
  • Excellent training opportunities and investment in your professional development.
  • Opportunity to do meaningful work with the Canberra Community.

About the position

  • Part-time position (25 hours per week)
  • 9:30am - 2:30pm Monday to Friday preferred

Legal Assistants provide legal administration and secretarial support to solicitors and staff.

They support efficient and accurate organisational processes and are a critical liaison between clients, service users, referring agencies and the Centre.

About you

We are looking for someone who wants to support our team and has the following skills and attributes:

  • Highly developed organisational skills and the ability to manage competing workloads under pressure
  • Excellent phone manner and liaison skills, including communication with referring agencies and other professionals.
  • Commitment to work with highly vulnerable clients and people experiencing acute levels of stress or ongoing trauma.

Work experience in family law in a secretarial capacity will be considered favourably but is not essential. If you have highly developed administration and organisational skills and want to apply those in a new way, we also want to hear from you.

to apply

Please click Apply Now and follow the instructions.

A full position description is attached.

Contact for more information: Sarah Milson-Mahy, smilsonmahy@wlc.org.au using the subject line: Legal Assistant / Senior Legal Assistant - Family Law enquiry via EthicalJobs, or call 02 62574377

Note: being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under s34 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).

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