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Women's Legal Service Victoria
  • Be a part of a feminist community organisation supporting Victorian women.
  • A fantastic opportunity to build the role and make it your own.
  • Your expertise will directly contribute to building a more gender-equitable society.
  • Hybrid working model (part in office/working from home), promoting a true work/life balance.
  • A welcoming, passionate, and supportive work culture
  • Full time or Part time - negotiable (minimum 0.8EFT), Fixed Term until 30 June 2025
  • Competitive remuneration, bonus leave days, flexible work arrangements, salary packaging

Your new role

This is a great opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills in a supportive and collaborative environment.

You will be involved in a variety of tasks including document review, casework assistance, brief preparation and legal and non-legal research. You will be a skilled multi-tasker with an eye for detail.

Provide paralegal services to the Legal Team, including legal and non-legal research, drafting legal documentation, court documentation preparation, and delivery of written information for consideration by the Legal Team for inclusion in briefs and other legal documents

  • Organising and managing files, paperwork, data and evidence
  • Perform data entry and data reviews ensuring accuracy and relevance of legal data and documentation recorded
  • Support intake and referral of service users
  • Assist in managing communications with clients, either by phone, email or other written communications
  • Assisting lawyers with the conduct of cases
  • Supporting the Managing Lawyers with diary management

This is a full time or part time (minimum 4 days) position.

What you’ll need to succeed

To succeed in this role, you will need to have strong oral and written communication skills. Your ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients, coupled with excellent time management, will be key. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in providing paralegal support, or similar is required.

  • Fine-tuned research skills, with a solution focused and resourceful approach
  • Strong document management skills with a keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Capacity to exercise sound judgement in dealing with sensitive, confidential matters
  • A Certificate IV in Legal Services (desirable)

What you’ll get in return

In return for your dedication, we offer competitive remuneration, 5 weeks annual leave, flexible work arrangements, salary packaging, and a vibrant, supportive work culture.

The detail:

  • Above-award remuneration
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • A strong commitment to your professional development, personal development, and wellbeing
  • A very flexible working environment that supports work-life balance
  • A hybrid working model that supports both in-office and work-from-home arrangements
  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay every year)
  • Fresh fruit available in the office
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

Our Purpose:

To improve outcomes for all women, with a specific focus on victim-survivors of family 
violence by:

  • Providing high quality legal services for Victorian women who are disadvantaged or marginalised by structural and systemic barriers​​​​​​​,
  • Assisting women and professionals that work with women, to better understand the law and navigate the legal system safely, and
  • Advancing gender equality by challenging unsafe and discriminatory policies and laws and informing and advocating for legal and policy initiatives that respect and promote the rights of women

Our culture

We’re continually building on our culture of inclusivity, collaboration and safety so our teams and individuals thrive. Our values are more than words – they’re actions we take together.

Together, we are:

Authentic: We are reliable, trustworthy and transparent about how we work. We reflect on our work and take responsibility for our actions.

Collaborative: We are stronger when we work together. By sharing power and privilege with diverse voices, we achieve better outcomes. We respond to requests for help with generosity.

Courageous: We are brave, resilient and face challenges with integrity. We unapologetically advocate for our goals and back one another to take considered risks to increase our impact.

Inclusive: We believe respect, equality and opportunity must be afforded equitably and to everyone. We understand this will require critical reflection on where power lies and how it functions, and active effort to disrupt it.

Purposeful: Our services respond to the community, laws and people we work with. We value curiosity and relish opportunities to improve our work.

To apply

Submit a resume and covering letter to tell us how you are the right candidate for this role. Please ensure the cover letter addresses how you personally align to Women’s Legal values that are listed above.

See the Women’s Legal ‘Work with Us’ page for a full position description.

Any other enquiries can be emailed to Ruth McKendrick, HR Officer at [email protected], using the subject line: Paralegal enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We will begin shortlisting immediately, so please apply as soon as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We recognise our work benefits greatly from the unique knowledge, skills and expertise of individuals with diverse experiences, including those with lived experience of family violence, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women with disability and women from migrant, refugee or non-English speaking backgrounds. If this is you, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Women's Legal relies on an exception under the Equal Opportunity Act to employ women only.

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