PLT Paralegal

  • Staunton & Thompson
  • Oct 11, 2019
Part-time PLT Work Experience Placement

Job Description

Our long established (1970) and well-respected general law practice (areas of law include Conveyancing, Leasing, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Family Provision, Family Law, Commercial, Debt Recovery, General Civil Litigation, and Criminal) located at Brookvale in the Northern Beaches of Sydney is currently recruiting PLT Work Experience Placements for 2019-2020 on an ongoing basis.  Starting dates will vary.  Working a minimum of 2-3 days per week on a voluntary basis.

 Placements will be exposed to many aspects of a general suburban law practice including (depending on the Placement’s individual aptitude and skills):

  • legal research, analysis, problem solving, and assisting with client advising;
  • file management, including electronic storage/archiving, inputting and maintaining accurate client information and communications;
  • transactional and litigation document preparation;
  • client communications and liaison, including answering enquiries and taking initial instructions;
  • occasional court representation in interlocutory listings (with leave of the relevant court) and instructing/attending on Counsel/Principals at court;
  • general support for our senior lawyers (including our Managing Principal who was formerly a senior Barrister at the NSW Bar); and
  • occasionally assisting the Duty Lawyers at the local Northern Beaches Community Legal Centre.

We are looking for law graduates who:

  • are highly intelligent and motivated self-starters;
  • demonstrate good initiative and judgement and, above all, common sense;
  • are keen to learn; and
  • have above-average computer skills and academic grades.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and should be sent by email attaching (in Word or pdf) a 1 page cover letter and a CV/Resume document.  Please ensure your cover letter includes your available start date, your preferred days, and how many days placement you can commit to, as well as your availability for interview if you are short-listed.

Applications should be emailed to Ms Esther Locker at including “PLT Work Experience Placement Application” in the email subject line.

Organisation Name

Staunton and Thompson Lawyers

Landline phone

9977 5000

Contact Name

Esther Locker

Email address

Street Address

Suites 312-314, Level 3, Biztek Building, 20 Dale Street, Brookvale NSW 2100

Job Level

Graduate Pre-admission

State / Province / Region

New South Wales