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Legal traineeship / Office junior

The role will be a legal traineeship - requiring enrolment in and successful completion of the online Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) through TAFE.

We are looking for someone willing to make a significant long-term contribution to the firm's ongoing success and growth.  Ideally, you will want to build on your existing office experience with a view to moving into a PA/paralegal role with more client and matter responsibilities.

Duties & responsibilities

  • managing reception - handling incoming calls and greeting clients
  • managing incoming and outgoing mail, banking
  • managing lawyers' diaries
  • preparing client documents
  • answering client queries
  • filing, photocopying, scanning
  • opening and closing client matters
  • archiving closed matters
  • stocking stationery and other office supplies
  • managing the firm's social media accounts and client marketing
  • organising client functions
  • general office duties

Skills required

  • friendly, approachable and confident manner
  • excellent presentation and written/oral communication skills
  • strong spelling
  • punctuality and dependability
  • strong attention to detail
  • excellent organisational and time management skills
  • proactive and enthusiastic work approach
  • ability to work autonomously and part of a team
  • ability to work under pressure and prioritise work
  • previous legal experience not essential, although desirable - particularly experience with Leap Legal Software.

Immediate start available.

To apply, please email your covering letter and CV to info@shirelegal.com.au

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Licensed Conveyancer 

Duties & responsibilities

  • running the entire conveyancing experience from go to woe
  • handling initial client enquiries
  • taking instructions
  • preparing contracts
  • reviewing contracts
  • attending to exchange
  • liaising with other conveyancers, lawyers, banks, mortgage brokers, real estate agents
  • managing the client relationship
  • conveyancing matter types - sale, purchase, transfer, refinance
  • other property law matter types - subdivision, leasing (commercial and retail), easements, strata law (changes of by-laws, consolidation of by-laws)

Experience required

  • proven experience in an autonomous conveyancing role
  • strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel)
  • PEXA / electronic conveyancing
  • Office of State Revenue Electronic Duties Return (OSR EDR)
  • previous experience with Leap Legal Software preferred, although not essential

Skills

  • friendly, approachable manner
  • honest and trustworthy
  • excellent presentation and written/oral communication skills
  • punctuality, dependability
  • strong attention to detail
  • excellent organisational and time management skills
  • proactive and enthusiastic work approach
  • ability to work autonomously and in a team
  • ability to work under pressure and prioritise work
  • initiative and drive

Anticipated commencement date - November 2017.

To apply, please email your covering letter and CV to info@shirelegal.com.au

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Final year law student or law graduate needing to satisfy their Practical Legal Training (PLT) requirements on a voluntary part-time (3-4 days per week) basis.

In compliance with PLT requirements, your work experience will include:

  • application of legal knowledge and skills to the resolution of real-life legal problems;
  • experience of procedures and dynamics commonly found in offices in which legal services are provided;
  • experience in the process of becoming a professional practitioner of the law including:
    • significant contact with clients;
    • drafting documents;
    • legal research; and
    • using a file management system.

You will work closely with the Shire Legal team in all areas of the law - business, crime, family, litigation, property and wills/estates.  

Your experience may include:

  • Drafting court documents and correspondence;
  • Assisting solicitors at Court attendances;
  • Assisting solicitors with client conferences;
  • File management and preparation of briefs for hearing;
  • Preparation of contracts and agreements;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Undertaking legal research;
  • Drafting articles; and
  • General administrative tasks.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Superior people skills
  • High levels of professional integrity
  • The ability to manage time effectively
  • Brilliant written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to follow instructions and work independently

PLT positions from now until early 2018 are already filled.  If you wish to be considered for future positions, email your covering letter and CV to info@shirelegal.com.au

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