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.

Your responsibilities will include:  providing administrative assistance and support, liaising with clients, diary and file management, monthly billing, typing with a high degree of accuracy, preparing documents and correspondence, and providing general administrative support as required.

This position is ideal for either experienced office staff or for new employees looking for a new direction in their career.

This position is permanent, full time.

For more information and how to apply – Bishops – Legal Assistant

Applications close Friday, 1 December 2023.

We are looking for a conveyancing clerk to join our team. We are a busy rural firm operating for over 40 years, and have a busy conveyancing practice.

Living in the Huon Valley is not essential for this role (although you may find it’s a beautiful place to live as many of our staff have).

Experience is preferred, but not necessary as full training will be provided for the right person.

Applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to Tim Davies at tim@bakerwilsondavies.com.au.

All applications will be kept strictly confidential.

• Ideal position for a recent year 12 graduate to start their career
• Position to commence on 15 January 2024
• Gain qualifications and skills to give you a pathway to a future administration career

Page Seager Lawyers are offering an excellent opportunity for a candidate to start a rewarding career with a full-time two-year Legal Services traineeship in Hobart. This role will commence on 15 January 2024 and is a great opportunity to learn the day to day running of a professional services office, whilst developing skills in providing administrative and personal assistant support to our Lawyers.

The position would suit a recent year 12 graduate. The position will involve completing studies in Certificate III Legal Services whilst undertaking the following duties:

• Deliveries to courts, banks, post office and other businesses;
• Front of house duties including answering phones, greeting clients, preparation and maintenance of meeting rooms and making beverages for clients;
• Personal assistant tasks including paper and electronic filing, scanning and assisting with other office duties;
• Archiving of files; and
• Stationery ordering and inventory management.

To be successful for the position you will require:

• strong written and verbal communication skills;
• previous customer service experience;
• demonstrated computer literacy including sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office;
• excellent attention to detail;
• the ability to work under pressure and multitask in a busy work environment;
• the drive to complete self-paced formal studies within fixed timeframes;
• the ability to acquire skills through formal learning and on-the-job training;
• good personal presentation appropriate for a professional office setting;
• the ability to build relationships with all levels of the organisation; and
• the ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise initiative and sound judgement.

To apply for this position

Please attach your current resume, a copy of your most recent school results and a covering letter explaining your interest in the traineeship and how you meet the above requirements.

Applications and any questions should be addressed to:

Ms Deirdre Boxall
Human Resources Coordinator
Page Seager Lawyers
p 03 6235 5172

You may apply through Seek or directly to e recruitment@pageseager.com.au

Applications close Sunday 10 December 2023.

*Due to the expected high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

The role is permanent full time and based in Hobart.

The position contributes to the efficient operation of the Office of the Ombudsman by facilitating the early resolution of complaints and undertaking inquiries and assisting with investigations. The position requires frequent communication with members of the public and the ability to maintain a high and respected profile with government agencies at state and local level.

For more information and how to apply – Intake and Investigation Officer (356533)

Applications close 30 November 2023.

  • Location:  Anywhere within Australia or the Torres Strait Islands
  • Term:  until 30 April 2026
  • Full-time:  37.5 hours (Part time at 0.8 FTE will be considered)
  • Remuneration:  SCHADS Level 8: $127,725 – $141,668 + 11% super + 17.5% Annual Leave Loading
  • Mandatory Requirements:  This is an Identified Position – It is an occupational requirement that this position be filled by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
  • Travel will be required at times to fulfill this role.

For more information and how to apply – click here

Applications close 13 December 2023.

Shields Heritage is a commercial firm, with offices in Hobart, Kingston and Launceston.

We are currently seeking a Commercial Solicitor with a minimum of 3+ years post-admission experience in general commercial practice to join our Hobart office.

To apply, please submit your resume addressed to the Managing Partner via email shields@shieldsheritage.com

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Petersen Legal is looking for a skilled and efficient legal assistant to join the team at our Burnie, Tasmania firm. Strong communication and computer skills, confidence, discretion and an ability to work closely with a small group are vital. Experience is preferred but not essential.

The position is full-time, weekday business hours and includes email, work processing, online and telephone communications, office clerical work, diary keeping and some basic cash-handling and accounting duties.

Essential: Experience with Microsoft Office suite, National Police Certificate.

Preferred: Experience with LEAP legal software, past secretarial / legal experience.

Pay commensurate with experience and applicable awards, to start on or around 11 January 2024. This is not a “work from home” position.

For more information and how to apply – SEEK – Petersen Legal – Legal Assistant


The North West Community Legal Centre Inc (“NWCLC”) is a community based organisation funded by both the Commonwealth and State Governments via the National Legal Assistance Partnership to provide legal advice, assistance and representation services to the community of the North West Coast, West Coast and King Island areas of Tasmania.

We are looking for a part time (0.5 FTE minimum) or full-time generalist legal practitioner to fill a two (2) year contract with our organisation.  Whilst post admission legal experience is highly desirable, the position is open to all candidates.

Position:       Part Time (0.5 FTE) to Full Time considered – Contract Position as a Generalist Legal Practitioner
Duration:      Two (2) year contract
Location:      Devonport, TAS

Duties include:

  • The provision of legal advice and ongoing legal assistance on a range of legal and related matters, including:  Civil Law, Family Law, Employment Law, Administrative Law and Consumer Law from both our Devonport office and via outreach to other areas of the North West Coast and King Island from time to time.
  • Undertaking legal research.
  • Assist with and carry out community legal education by creating and conducting presentations to local community organisations on legal topics of interest.
  • Maintain a client caseload under the supervision and direction of the Senior Solicitor.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining networks with local community organisations to promote the NWCLC and improve access to justice.
  • Assist and/or participate in policy and law reform activities as required.
  • Maintain accurate and effective data collection and file management systems consistent with the policies and procedures of the NWCLC.
  • Some court representation (in line with the proficiencies and desires of the applicant and to be negotiated with the Senior Solicitor).
  • Other duties as delegated by the Senior Solicitor.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Eligible to hold a legal practising certificate in Tasmania;
  2. Current unrestricted driver’s licence;
  3. Demonstrated commitment to fulfilling the Duties of the position;
  4. Understanding of and commitment to the work community legal centres perform within the legal sector and more specifically, the objects and purpose of the NWCLC (available for public viewing in our Rules of Association via the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Website);
  5. Demonstrated computer literacy and high level written and oral communication skills;
  6. Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a small team; and
  7. The ability and inclination to take initiative with a willingness to learn.


  1. Post admission experience; and
  2. Experience working with groups facing disadvantage.

Salary and Conditions:

To be negotiated but commensurate with experience and in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010


Ryan Gilmour – Coordinator/Senior Solicitor
Phone:  (03) 6424 8720 – (Monday – Friday:  9.00am – 5.00pm)
Email:  office@nwclc.org.au

Written Applications to:

The Chairperson
North West Community Legal Centre Inc.
PO Box 743
Devonport, TAS, 7310
By email:  office@nwclc.org.au

We encourage interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all positions.  

Applications close 5.00pm Friday, 1 December 2023

McMullen Lawyers is an established law firm operating from well-appointed offices in Rosny Park, Tasmania providing high quality legal services to private clients and SME businesses in the areas of:

  • estate planning and estate administration
  • residential and commercial conveyancing
  • business advice and transactions

We are looking to add to our team a lawyer who considers themselves as a trusted adviser, who is customer focussed with a professional attitude.

Our successful candidate will be:

  • experienced in estate planning and estate administration
  • seeking a permanent position with a dynamic and collaborative team using modern technology (including LEAP software) offering our clients excellent advice and documentation
  • looking to develop lasting relationships with their colleagues and our loyal clients
  • looking to develop their own personal practice within ours.

Lawyers of all levels of seniority in this area of law are invited to express their interest in this position by contacting Justin McMullen on 0412 514 818 or justin@mcmullenlawyers.com.au

Advocate Lawyers is seeking a Paralegal/Family Law Assistant to join our growing family and relationships team. As a member of the team you’ll you’ll provide administrative support primarily to practitioners on family law matters, also assisting as required on other matters across the business.

For more information and how to apply – https://advocatelawyers.com.au/careers_archive/paralegal-family-law-assistant/

Advocate Lawyers is looking for a conveyancing clerk to join our property team. As a conveyancing clerk, you’ll help ensure property transactions run smoothly and assist our clients through the process.

For more information and how to apply – https://advocatelawyers.com.au/careers_archive/conveyancing-clerk/

Advocate Lawyers is seeking a family lawyer to join our growing family law team and take carriage of both property and parenting matters.

For more information and how to apply – https://advocatelawyers.com.au/careers_archive/family_lawyer/

Advocate Lawyers is seeking a lawyer to join our growing general practice and are looking to shape the position around the successful candidate whose practice areas might include a selection of estate planning and administration, conveyancing, commercial transactions, employment law and general litigation.

For more information and how to apply – https://advocatelawyers.com.au/careers_archive/lawyer/

Hobart office


Ogilvie Jennings is a well-established law firm, with offices in Hobart, Kingston, and Glenorchy.  Our lawyers deal with a wide range of legal issues using a client-focused approach.

We are currently seeking a Family Law Lawyer to join our Team, with 3+ years post-admission experience.

The Role/What we expect from you: 

  • You will be experienced in all areas of Family Law including property division, child support and children’s matters.
  • You are organised and able to manage your time efficiently.
  • You use initiative and think on your feet, while working in a fast-paced environment.
  • You are highly motivated to achieve the best outcomes, while also maintaining strong attention to detail.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

In return, we offer:

  • Career progression opportunities in a supportive environment.
  • An engaging culture that values wellbeing and recognition.
  • Flexible working conditions; and
  • Attractive salary package.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to recruitment@ogilviejennings.com.au outlining why you would be our ideal candidate.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Ogilvie Jennings is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a team that represents diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers is a national commercial law firm offering clients market leading legal services through core Practice Groups. Our focus is providing our clients with access to our greatest resources – our people. We have built industry groups that provide a combination of sound industry insight and technical expertise to deliver commercially astute business solutions based on our clients’ needs.

The Hobart office of HWL Ebsworth has an exciting opportunity for a Personal Assistant to join their vibrant and energetic team to assist in Insurance Litigation
and Workplace Relations. The successful candidate will ideally have experience within the legal industry supporting multiple lawyers at one time.

Further, the successful candidate will have:

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Will be highly organised and have the ability to manage competing priorities;
  • The ability to manage multiple diaries;
  • Legal and client documentation – you will draft and collate letters, legal documents and other required documentation efficiently and accurately. You will produce documents that are accurate and well-formatted;
  • Experience in monthly client invoicing preferred, but not essential.
  • File maintenance – you will ensure that all files are kept up-to-date and that information is recorded and filed in a timely manner;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • General administration – including scanning, filing, maintaining database records, reception support and other general administrative duties; and
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team.

The ability to work both independently and in a team, as well as to work autonomously and take initiative.

This is an exciting opportunity to take the next step in your career as a Personal Assistant and to join a leading national law firm which offers a friendly and
collegiate working environment.

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact:

Laura Harrison
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Tel: (02) 9334 8363
Email: lharrison@hwle.com.au

Please note Australian citizens only to apply. For consideration, please upload your resume online or send via lharrison@hwle.com.au

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.