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Paralegal

Women's Legal Centre (ACT and Region) Inc
  • Unique opportunity to apply your legal secretarial and administration experience to assist women and work in a varied and fast-paced community legal practice.
  • Competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience, including generous PBI salary packaging options, leave loading and paid Christmas shut down.
  • Full-time/ Part-time applications accepted. Expected start date January 2021.

About the Position

The Women’s Legal Centre provides legal advice and representation to women in Canberra who would otherwise go without. We are looking for a dynamic self-starter with legal secretarial experience to join our team and support us to do this. The Paralegal is a crucial member of our team and is the first point of contact for many of our clients. Using their well-developed understanding of relevant legal systems and processes and client liaison skills, Paralegals provide a warm and skilled intake to our service. They also provide high-level support to the Centre’s solicitors in a busy and varied practice.

As a Paralegal, you will provide legal secretarial and administrative support to the Legal Practice, including:

  • Managing client intake, case-tracking and client support;
  • Drafting correspondence and court documents and providing litigation support;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key referral agencies; and
  • Developing and managing workflow systems and file management.

About You

If this sounds like you and you’re looking for a position where you can use your legal skills to support us to provide legal advice and representation for women experiencing domestic violence, we want to hear from you.

You

  • Are reliable and have a warm and confident phone manner;
  • Have experience working in a legal, community or professional services environment (family law experience desirable) in a secretarial/ intake role;
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and wearing many hats;
  • Have experience or the aptitude to work with vulnerable people; and
  • Identify as a woman.

For more information please contact (02) 6257 4377.

A position description is attached.

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