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Birchgrove Legal Sydney
May 19, 2022
Legal ● Law Clerks & Paralegals Part Time About Us Established in 2012, Birchgrove Legal is a generalist boutique law firm situated in the Sydney CBD. Our core areas of competency include corporate law, commercial law, not-for-profit law, property law, civil litigation, criminal law, family law, and wills and estates. We act for both Australian and international clients which include high net worth individuals, small businesses, charities, not-for-profit organizations and private companies We pride ourselves on providing quality work and working with our clients to deliver optimal outcomes. Further, our values include: creating a fun, positive and engaging workplace environment; prioritising the need for work life balance; supporting the training, mentoring and development of junior staff; inclusiveness and cultural diversity; and integrity (even in confronting situations), mutual respect, empathy, positivity, enthusiasm, general friendliness and kindness and a good sense of humour! The Role A part time opportunity (minimum 3 days per week) exists for a law student to join our growing transactional, litigation and personal services team. You can expect to be involved in a broad range of work and, through which, acquire exposure to a broad range of experiences and professional development opportunities. This role will see you working closely the team’s relevant senior lawyers and assisting with: preparing transactional, corporate governance and court documentation; public register searches and inquiries; submitting applications, lodging documents and managing registrations with government agencies; filing and serving court documents; legal research; document review, general discovery, preparing briefs to counsel, court books, appeal books, chronologies, evidence and exhibit material; reviewing, considering and managing file materials; preparing advice and correspondence; and general admin support. Qualifications, Experience, Key Skills & Attributes The successful applicant will ideally have a keen interest in corporate law, contract law, not-for-profit law and civil litigation. Additionally, the successful applicant will: be currently in second or third year of studying a Bachelor of Law (or equivalent) and have completed the topics corporate law, contract law and civil litigation; have achieved strong academic results in university studies to date; possess high attention to detail, resilience, tenacity and diligence in all work carried out; have strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; be able to manage and organise time and workload and prioritise multiple tasks in order to get the job done; be able to work autonomously as well as collaboratively (as a team); have proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Windows and the Microsoft Office suite of programs; and present in accordance with the professional dress code. The successful applicant, through the course of carrying out work, will use its best endeavours to embrace the following attributes: positivity, enthusiasm, and a ‘can do’ solution-orientated attitude; the desire and general willingness to learn, improve and develop professionally; open-mindedness towards, and willingness to actively welcome and consider, feedback in terms of how to do things better; the willingness to accept responsibility for personal shortcomings; tolerance towards problems and ambiguities as they arise from time to time, and willingness to exercise initiative; direct, pragmatic and non-emotional communication; commitment and determination; reliability and punctuality; integrity (even in confronting situations); mutual respect; empathy; general friendliness and kindness; and a good sense of humour! How To Apply? If you are interested in being considered for this position with us, please click “Apply” or send an email attaching your resume together with your academic transcript to .
May 19, 2022
Based in Wallan, and with offices in Central Victoria, this fast-paced team is looking for a driven, passionate young lawyer. You probably like autonomy with support when you need it - no micro-management. You’re good at asking questions when you need to, and you take responsibility for the work allocated to you. You will manage your own diary, and be flexible about being needed in another office occasionally.  This small firm, with a team of 13, is looking ideally for a long term match, but remaining open to those who see this as a rest stop or stepping stone role for a few years. This open minded firm is keen to offer an individual a career where they can quickly grow to take on an equity/leadership role within the firm. Your salary will be a reflection of your earnings for the firm, with the potential for you to develop and grow your earnings to match the salary you aspire to have. You will be an energetic and enthusiastic lawyer with a year of law firm experience; ready to ‘hit the ground running’ with some support from the team. It is expected that you are from a general background that includes property transactions, deceased estate, small commercial disputes, and family law. You will be expected to build up your professional network, and your network of referral sources, and to participate in marketing for the firm. You will become part of a team with strong values, particularly being of service, being accountable, and wanting continuous improvement. You will get to have input into the strategic direction of the firm, the development of processes and policies, and the personal and professional development of staff. 
Redfern Legal Centre Redfern
May 19, 2022
This volunteer position will be a mix of remote work and time spent at RPA Hospital (subject to RPA COVID policy) and RLC's offices in Redfern, supporting clients referred to RLC by health practitioners. Responsibilities include client intake, file review, general administration, research, legal drafting, interviewing clients, and follow-up on client matters, under the supervision of a Health Justice Partnership solicitor.   Through this position, you will gain valuable exposure to a broad palette of civil law issues including: family, succession, care & protection, housing, and credit & debt. Other areas of law will also be considered including crime, and you will be expected to show a high level of initiative in addressing these challenges.  Essential Selection Criteria Completion of law degree and eligibility to commence Practical Legal Training Availability to complete a 10 x week PLT placement, commencing as soon as practical. Expected minimum of 7 x hour/two days a week availability Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice including knowledge of how a health justice partnership works and why it might be important Strong understanding of ethical practice issues affecting community legal centres, including confidentiality and conflict of interest Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to work independently and as part of a team Willingness to undertake a National Police Clearance in order to work within the NSW Health system An appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness and sensitivity  To apply Applicants must complete the  online application form,  ticking the ‘PLT Other’ checkbox, and uploading the following documents in PDF format: A written application  addressing each numbered selection criteria under separate headings .  Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. A resumé including contact details, education, experience and two or three referees (include names, addresses and contact details). A copy of your academic transcript. If you have any queries or need assistance lodging your online application contact RLC Communications and Volunteer Manager, Finn O'Keefe at Applications close:  Wednesday 01 June, 2022 at 9am.    
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