Legal Assistant - Family

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: JO-2001-187691
Salary: $65000 - $75000 per annum
THE FIRM:

Join a well-regarded national law firm that specialises in a variety of commercial litigation matters and are accredited lawyers in both family law and wills and estates by the Law Institute of Victoria.

Although boutique in size here in Melbourne the team are known for their down-to-earth yet professional attitude towards clients and colleagues alike. The team have acted on a broad range of high profile cases and with them bring over 30 years of experience, in particular they have worked alongside some of Melbourne's wealthiest people in settlements of over $1billion.


THE ROLE:

Supporting an Associate, the opportunity has become available for a standout family law secretary to dive head first into a busy role. This Associate prides themselves on having a consistent channel of communication and regularly appears in court alongside their clients.

Duties & responsibilities will include:
  • Diary and Email management
  • Opening and closing files
  • Billing
  • Drafting correspondence and preparing briefs to Counsel
  • Court filing
  • Handling enquiries
  • Providing ad hoc administrative duties to the wills & estates team
The opportunity to take on billable paralegal duties does exist within the scope of this role and as a result additional bonuses will be included in the salary package for the right candidate.


YOU:

You will be passionate about the family law space and have relevant and up to date experience in this area. Extensive knowledge of the courts system is advantageous and you are confident you can provide a high level of service to a busy team.

You will also be outgoing, friendly and approachable by colleagues and candidates alike. Ideally, family law encompasses a huge part of your current position and you are keen to take on a busy role with a high level of involvement in the work.


WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

You will have the opportunity to join an expanding team that possess a wealth of knowledge in their chosen specialisations. The opportunity for a standout candidate to develop their current skillset and become a true support specialist in the family law space.

Salary on offer is up to $80,000 package for this position PLUS bonuses for billable paralegal duties for the right candidate.


TO APPLY:

We are very actively recruiting for this role so please apply via the appropriate link. Should you have any further questions please contact Jessica Hickey on 03 9098 7439.