Law Clerk

  • Birchgrove Legal
  • Sydney, NSW 2000
  • 24 Nov, 2022
Part time Commercial & Corporate Law

Job Description

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 organisations 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;
  • inclusivity 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 with the team’s relevant senior lawyers and assisting with:

  • preparing transactional, corporate governance and court documentation;
  • conducting 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 administrative 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 their best endeavours to embrace the following attributes:

  • positivity, enthusiasm, and a ‘can do’ solution-orientated attitude;
  • 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;
  • 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 william.parton@birchgrovelegal.com.au.

Firm or Organisation Name

Birchgrove Legal

Contact Name

William Parton

Email Address

william.parton@birchgrovelegal.com.au

Telephone

02 9018 1067

Job Level

Law Student

Country

Australia

State

New South Wales