Full-Time Paralegal/PLT- Family & Criminal Law

  • El Baba Lawyers
  • Sydney
  • 17 Nov, 2022
Full time PLT Work Experience Placement Business Law Criminal & Civil Law Family Law General Practice Litigation & Dispute Resolution Property Law

Job Description

About the role

We are a thriving and dynamic law firm practicing primarily in family, criminal and civil litigation. We are searching for a PLT to work closely with our team of paralegals and solicitors. The Principal is an accredited Independent Childrens Lawyer, on the specialist domestic violence panel, family law panel, cross examination panel, specialist criminal law panel. The firm has a solid stimulating, interesting and varied work inflow. 

 Your main duties in this role will include:

  • Assisting lawyers and other staff members with any administrative duties including telephone attendance, invoicing, drafting cost agreements and receipts, itemised bills, diary management, arranging and scheduling appointments, client correspondences, all correspondences with third party stakeholders including lawyers, Courts and prosecutors, opening and closing files and all other administrative duties;
  • Drafting email, letter and general day to day correspondence;
  • Researching and drafting all Court related documents including  affidavits, submissions, orders;
  • Acting as a first point of contact: dealing with phone calls and clients;
  • Providing a high level of administrative and legal assistance including but not limited to creation and maintenance of files, photocopying, complying briefs, data entry and drafting correspondence.
  • Dictaphone typing;
  • Accounts and billing;
  • Attending various venues outside of the business premises to file documents with a Court or statutory body, etc as required.
  • Researching and assisting in preparing legal submissions and documents.
  • Preparing and filing various applications along with all required documents

Skills and experience

The Candidate

To be successful you MUST have:

  • Demonstrated ability to meet competing deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Advanced MS office skills in particular Word and Excel;
  • Fast and accurate typing speed of 70+ WPM
  • Confidence to liaise with professionals at all levels;
  • Great organisational skills and a keen eye for detail;
  • Advanced skills and experience with Microsoft applications Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills including ability to prioritise tasks and competing deadlines;
  • Exceptional drafting skills and written work;
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and organise workload to meet tight deadlines.

What’s in it for you/ perks?

  • Interesting and varied work.
  • Down-to-earth, inclusive, vibrant, team.
  • Close to public transport and on-site parking available

Please forward a covering letter of no more than 250 words together with your CV addressing the selection criteria to mona@elbabalawyers.com

 

Firm or Organisation Name

El Baba Lawyers

Contact Name

Mona El Baba

Email Address

mona@elbabalawyers.com

Telephone

(02) 97967354

Job Level

Graduate - Pre-admission

Country

Australia

State

New South Wales