Employment Opportunities

The Society will, when received from Tasmanian law firms and organisations, provide complimentary listings of current opportunities for employment in the legal profession.

Non-members/organisations are welcome to contact notices@lst.org.au regarding pricing and advertising options.

Environmental Defenders Office – Senior Solicitor/Special Counsel – Safe Climate (Corporate and Commercial)

For more information see here.

Temple-Smith Lawyers – Legal Assistant/Conveyancing

Contact 03 6424 7000 or  lindaj@templesmith.com.au for more details.

Location: Hobart

Tierney Law is a Tasmanian General Legal Practice with offices in Hobart, Huonville, New Norfolk and Sorell.
An opportunity has become available in the Sorell and Hobart offices for a full-time Legal Assistant.

The ideal candidate will have:-

  • A minimum of 12 Months experience in a similar role
  • Outstanding work ethic and drive
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • High level of initiative and accountability
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Professional manner and appearance
  • Confidentiality

For enquires about this opportunity please contact Brent Kenna (Practice Manager) on 03 6220 2777 or email brent@tlaw.com.au.
Please email your CV and application letter to recruitment@tlaw.com.au.

Applications close Friday, 24 May 2024.

Advocate Lawyers is seeking a Lawyer (Kingston), part time or full time. See here for details.

Advocate Lawyers is seeking a Junior or Graduate Lawyer. See here for details.

Location: Hobart

Page Seager is Tasmania’s largest law firm led by exceptional lawyers who genuinely care and value their people. We are a commercially focused firm with groups working in multi-disciplinary teams. We are looking for a lawyer with 1-3 years’ postgraduate experience to join our Dispute Resolution team on a full-time basis. This position is a great opportunity for the right person to continue to build their career in this field.

We offer quality work and are the trusted advisor to many publicly listed and private Australian companies, Government Business Enterprises and State-owned Corporations. We offer genuinely flexible and alternative work arrangements, coupled with a great and supportive workplace culture.

Ideally you will have experience in civil and commercial litigation matters which may include:

  • Contract based disputes
  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Legislative enforcement and advisory
  • Corporate advisory

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Be able to build and maintain positive client and team member relationships;
  • Play an active role in client service delivery and business development;
  • Have effective time management skills and meet deadlines;
  • Be able to manage significant and complex matters;
  • Achieve technical excellence and deliver high quality work; and
  • Have the desire to work in a collaborative team environment while showing initiative to achieve your own career goals.

If you are interested in joining our firm, please send an application covering your relevant experience and current resume to:

Ms Deirdre Boxall
Human Resources Coordinator Page Seager Lawyers
03 6235 5172
Email: recruitment@pageseager.com.au

Applications close Friday, 31 May 2024.

Location: Hobart

Legal Practitioner Level 1 – Family 

This position provides legal advice and representation to clients or their support persons in relation to identified family law legal matters.

For more details see here.

Applications close Sunday, 19 May 2024.

Looking for a family or litigation lawyer with post admission experience to join our team. We are a busy rural firm operating for over 40 years. Part time position with workload & hours negotiable. Living in the Huon Valley is not essential for this role. Having said that, it would certainly be beneficial professionally and socially being a part of the community here. Many of our staff live locally and enjoy a great work/home lifestyle balance in a rural setting only 30 mins (ish) from the city.

Please email Tim on tim@bakerwilsondavies.com.au or his mobile 0447 772 157. All applications will be kept strictly confidential.

The Office of the Crown Solicitor has one permanent vacant position for a Senior Solicitor. This role provides key commercial litigation support and advice.  It operates across the Office of the Crown Solicitor and the State Litigation Office. This position assists the Crown Solicitor and the State Litigator by acting as a solicitor in contentious construction and commercial matters.


  • To act as the legal representative for and on behalf of the State and its instrumentalities in relation to the management of dispute resolution and litigation matters for routine and complex construction and commercial projects.
  • To assist agencies to instruct and manage the work of external firms and counsel to advise and act in dispute resolution and litigation matters.
  • To undertake negotiations and consultation relevant to the work performed.
  • To provide professional guidance and instruction to junior legal practitioners and para-legal staff.
  • To perform such other professional work as may from time to time as directed by the Crown Solicitor and the State Litigator.

For further information regarding the duties of the position, and how to apply, please visit the jobs website www.jobs.tas.gov.au under Department of Justice.

Salary:  $136,605.00 to $156,429.00 per annum
Vacancy No: 357336
Location: Hobart
Closing Date: 13/05/2024 at 11.55pm

For more information contact:

Chelsea Trubody-Jager
Director Crown Law Services
Phone: (03) 6165 3635

This is an exciting opportunity to join our business at a pivotal time in the energy industry, leading the Regulated Team within Legal Services, and supporting the operational functions of the business which include major transmission projects, commercial and regulatory business units.

With significant growth in the pipeline of generation and load projects seeking connection to our network, this 12 month maternity leave role offers a fabulous opportunity to be part of supporting the energy transition in Tasmania and exposure to complex infrastructure transactions.

Reporting to the Head of Legal Services, you will be part of the Legal Services leadership team comprising a Leader of the Corporate Services team and the Leader of Unregulated support. In addition to leading your team, you will contribute to both the formulation and delivery of strategies for the broader Legal Services team and Governance Group in a way that supports the broader business’ strategic objectives.

For more information and how to apply – TasNetworks Leader Corporate Counsel

Applications close Sunday, 1 May 2024.

Are you an experienced lawyer in private practice, government or in house looking for a change? We have a bespoke opportunity on offer which will see you leading the Police Association of Tasmania Legal team as the Principal Solicitor. The PAT are incorporating a legal practice which will be a service provided to members of the PAT only. Areas of practice will include crime, workers compensation and employment law.

For more information and how to apply – PAT Principal Solicitor

Applications close 10 May 2024.

The purpose of the role is to:

  • Assist the Recorder of Titles by interpreting and applying relevant legislation to administer General Law and Torrens Title estates and interests land ownership in Tasmania.
  • Provide advice and legal guidance to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including staff, clients, professional groups, Ministers, and senior government officials relating to matters of statutory interpretation as it applies to land law.

For more information and how to apply – LTO – Senior Legal Officer

Applications close Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Location:   Burnie

The focus of the role will be to lead the criminal law practice within the region, and provide culturally appropriate legal advice and representation to clients in a broad range of matters.

What we are looking for

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in criminal practice and procedure, with substantial experience in appearance work in the Magistrates Court. Experience in the Supreme Court is preferred but not essential.
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring and supervising staff, including junior lawyers.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others and foster a positive team environment.
  • An understanding of the social issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Tasmania, and a deep appreciation and respect of their cultural needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to relate to a wide variety of people.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and relationship building skills, demonstrating a history of maintaining positive and effective partnerships.

For further information and how to apply – TALS Criminal Lawyer (Burnie)

Seeking Expressions of Interest

Clarence City Council is excited to approach the market and seek Expressions of Interest for the role of In-House Senior Lawyer.  We are looking for an individual with at least five (5) years PAE and a genuine interest in Local Government or the desire to further their career in the government sector.  The role will form an integral part of our in-house legal services team and provide exposure to a broad range of matters relating to Local Government, including but not limited to Small Claims, Enforcement, Property, Planning, Governance and general legal advice.  Experience with litigation matters would be highly regarded but is not essential.  We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to talk with you about your goals and aspirations for working in Local Government and what you would like to achieve in your career.

We offer ongoing professional development, flexible working hours, the capacity to work some hours from home, 12.5% superannuation and a 19-day month, together with the opportunity to purchase additional leave, 12 days of personal leave per year, salary continuance insurance and a great work life balance.

If you would like to learn more about this position and hear firsthand what it is like working in Local Government please contact Sarah Slade, Manager Legal Services on 6217 9535 or sslade@ccc.tas.gov.au for a confidential chat and a copy of the position description.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to Clarence City Council.

We’re in an exciting phase of growth and are looking for a Business Support Officer (Legal) to be based in Hobart, Tasmania. This is an administrative role, responsible for assisting the Business Support Team and Legal Counsel, as well as providing general support across the Operations Department and the company as a whole.

For further information and how to apply – Business Support Officer (Legal)

An opportunity exists for a Legal Practitioner with at least 2 years PAE in civil and commercial litigation in a small Hobart firm. The role is perfect for an ambitious and driven practitioner looking to become a member of a dynamic firm working across a broad litigation practice area, ideally with experience appearing in courts and tribunals, dealing with clients and other solicitors and exercising some autonomy with file carriage and maintenance with remote working arrangements optional. The successful applicant will be exposed to complex litigation in the following areas, to name a few: Partnership Disputes, Director and Shareholder Disputes, Property Disputes, Securities Enforcement, Consumer Law Disputes and Franchise Disputes. This firm is a contemporary and dynamic firm, encouraging and assisting practitioners to develop and grow their own practice, specialising in an area (or areas) that they enjoy whilst working closely with an experienced practitioner who can offer supervision and mentoring.

 Qualifications & experience

  • at least 2 years post-admission experience preferred
  • experience in civil and commercial litigation an advantage
  • experience in court appearances

 Tasks & responsibilities

  • Working closely with Principal on complex matters in relation to general commercial litigation and insolvency.
  • Drafting a range of associated documentation
  • Legal research
  • Attending client meetings and court hearings

Attractive salary package with flexible working conditions, including working from home, on offer.

Apply to:

Paula Sutherland
Paula Sutherland & Associate Lawyers
Email – paula@psalaw.com.au

FitzGerald and Browne Lawyers are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and inspiring lawyer to join our firm.

The successful applicant will work as a litigation lawyer, principally in crime and assisting in civil and family.  Applicants lacking compassion need not apply, but those with at least 2 years post-admission experience, a sense of humour and an interest in social and environmental justice will be warmly welcomed.

Applications, in confidence, demonstrating suitability and enclosing references to fabpersonnel@fablawyers.net.au or to GPO Box 1951 Hobart.  Enquiries to Roland Browne  03 6224 6777.

Location:   Launceston and Burnie

FTE $82,043 – $107,079 per year (SCHADS 4-6)

Are you an experienced family lawyer who holds the same values as our organisation? See what we can offer you.

  • Flexible working arrangements, above award entitlements and salary packaging
  • Supportive and team-based working environment with a common goal
  • Opportunities for progression

 What We Do

Women’s Legal Service Tasmania works alongside women to improve their lives, working in a trauma-informed, integrated way that meets their legal, social and financial needs.

Our decisions, behaviour and activities are guided by integrity and compassion, and we use our influence to challenge injustice and inequity in order to make a positive difference for today, as well as for future generations of women.

You can help us.

We provide free and accessible legal advice, information and casework services that are responsive to the needs of women in a diverse community.

We currently have positions available for all levels of experience – from new graduates to experienced lawyers – if your values match ours, we invite you to apply to help us.

In return, we provide a flexible workplace with additional over award benefits like additional annual leave, paid parental leave, and the opportunity for salary packaging, as well as exceptional health and wellbeing support and access to dedicated professional development opportunities.

Our positions are advertised as full-time, however we are open to negotiating with our successful applicants based on their availability, as we recognise that women with diverse responsibilities require flexibility in the workplace.

To Apply

Email elise@womenslegaltas.org.au for a copy of the Solicitor position description (which includes the selection criteria), and to ask any questions you may have about the position.  When you’re ready to apply, email through a current resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please note that we do not have a close date for these applications and invite to you apply as soon as possible.

All positions are advertised in accordance with an exemption for WLST to employ only women, granted by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, exemption number 21/06/059.