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Paralegal

Job Title: Paralegal
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydney C B D
Industry:
Salary: paying up to $346 + super a day
Start Date: 2019-06-18
Reference: JO-1906-12391
Contact Name: Rachel McCarthy
Contact Email: rmccarthy@launchrecruitment.com.au
Job Published: June 18, 2019 14:56

Job Description


A leading government department is seeking an experienced Senior Paralegal for a 12 mth contract, CBD
 
  • 12 Month Contract, immediate start available
  • Ideally would suit a Lawyer with 1 to 2 years experience
  • Competitive Remuneration, dynamic team environment
Full Job Description

Goal focused role within the Litigation team of a leading Public Sector business is seeking an experienced Senior Paralegal for a 12 month contract 


The primary purpose of this position is to provide support to Lawyers within the Legal Services division by undertaking a diverse range of legal support and administrative tasks particularly in complex matters. 

Your key responsibilities will be:
 
  • Provide timely, skilled and flexible support to Lawyers in the Litigation and Legislation, Advising and Commercial branch of the division 
  • Undertaking complex administrative tasks 
  • Preparation of briefs of evidence, court documents
  • Legal and policy research 
  • Processing of subpoenas
  • Managing legal information systems
  • Attend and assist the court on mentions, call overs and direction hearings 
  • Assist counsel with less complex matters
  • In consultation with Legal Services Managers identify, influence and deliver changes to structures, systems and/or practices to achieve positive outcomes and sustainable improvements 

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:-
 
  • Demonstrated experience in a Senior Paralegal or Junior Solicitors role ideally within a government department 
  • Ability to manage a large diverse workload 
  • Working flexibility in a multidisciplinary team
  • Keeping abreast of policy and procedural requirements 
  • Handling of sensitive information 
  • Ability to develop an effective network of both internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written 
  • Diploma in Legal Services or equivalent 
  • A criminal record check is required for this position
  
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a first round interview 


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