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 shelley.harwood@lst.org.au regarding pricing and advertising options.

We are looking for an administrative assistant/legal secretary for our law firm in Hobart CBD.

We are offering 3 days a week for 5 hours a day.

If you have the following skills and attributes, we would love to hear from you:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Quick learner

Essential to the position is an ability to:

  • Prepare legal documentation and correspondence
  • Manage diary and emails
  • Prepare bills
  • Dictaphone typing
  • Communicating with clients over the phone and in person
  • Bookkeeping skills

Please contact Jeanette Jovanovic on 6223 3344 for further information and email your resume and cover letter to jjova@bigpond.net.au

Applications close 17 August 2022

Tierney Law is a Tasmanian General Legal Practice with offices in Hobart, Huonville and Sorell.

An opportunity has become available in the Huonville office for a full time Legal Assistant role incorporating general reception duties.

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

Applications close on Friday 12th August 2022. Please email your CV and application letter to recruitment@tlaw.com.au

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 Corporate &
Commercial and Property matters. 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;
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities and multiple diaries;
  • Legal and client documentation – efficient and accurate drafting, formatting and collating of letters, legal documents and other required documentation
    using our suite of tools and resources;
  • Experience in monthly client invoicing;
  • File maintenance capability;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • General administration skills – including scanning, filing, maintaining database records, reception support and other general administrative
    duties; and
  • 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 Nicolette Peters, npeters@hwle.com.au or (02) 9334 8621 for a confidential discussion.
Please note Australian citizens only to apply.

Department of Health (DoH), Office of the Secretary, Legal Services provides a specialist high level legislative review and legal support advisory service to the Ministers, Secretary, Deputy Secretaries, senior management and other officers. The service is the central point of contact for legal matters and the management of complex legal projects, in cooperation with other agency legislation and legal policy. It facilitates and supports agency offices seeking legal services from Crown Law.

As a member of Legal Services team, you will administer the DoH’s obligations under the Right to Information Act 2009 and provide advice to the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) senior management in relation to the technical and business aspects for information through the provision of policy and procedures, training and advice to inform application of information management legislation and in particular this Act across DoH and the THS.

The Senior Legal Adviser – Right to Information role is responsible for providing specialised and authoritative advice to support a range of complex activities of significance for the delivery of services for the Agency.

Details of Appointment: Permanent, full time, day work working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

To APPLY or find out more information about this exciting opportunity, please click on the following link https://careers.pageuppeople.com/759/cw/en/job/1085235/senior-legal-adviser-right-to-information-526059

Applications close:  Sunday 14th August 2022 @ 11:55pm

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service (TALS) has a new opportunity to join our growing team. The focus of the role will be to provide high quality advice, information and representation in family and child safety matters in North and Northwest Tasmania. Experience working as an advocate and caseworker in family and child safety matters is essential.   For any questions in respect of the position please contact Hannah Phillips on hphillips@tals.net.au or by telephone 0407 041 663. This position will be advertised on Seek.

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service (TALS) has a new opportunity to join our growing team. The Community Legal Education Officer is responsible for developing and maintaining a suite of legal education resources, as well as delivering education sessions to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, schools and other organisations. This role can be full-time or part-time and is fixed until September 2023. You may be based in Hobart or Launceston, and travel will be required. For any questions in respect of the position please contact Hannah Phillips on hphillips@tals.net.au or by telephone 0407 041 663. The position is advertised on Seek.

  • Full time position – Launceston CBD
  • Attractive salary package
  • Flexible working conditions

This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of Tasmania’s leading and progressive law firms.

You will be well resourced, supported and joining an energetic and professional team which operates on the basis of mutual respect, with your welfare a top priority.

You will be working in our highly successful and regarded family law department on a varied mix of family law matters.

Candidate Skills:
As an experienced Family Lawyer, you would possess:

  • 2 to 5 plus years’ post qualification experience
  • The ability to manage complex files
  • Client relationship abilities
  • Time management skills
  • A proven track record of success
  • Superior organisational skills with a proactive attitude and focus
  • Exceptional attention to detail

Why Join Simmons Wolfhagen Lawyers?

  • Fantastic team culture
  • Career progression – this is a long-term career opportunity, we are invested in your development and success
  • Excellent mentors and a supportive work environment
  • Some flexibility as to hours and ability to work from home

To submit your application, in strict confidence:

Please email recruitment@simwolf.com.au by Friday 12 August 2022.

Archer Bushby has a vacancy for an experienced secretary in our commercial, conveyancing and estate practice.

The successful applicant will have a broad range of responsibilities, and the position offers a very attractive salary.

Please apply in writing to:

The Office Manager, Archer Bushby, by email to:   jzolyniak@archerbushby.com.au

TPT Wealth is a major provider of financial products and services including Managed Investments, Wills and Estates and Commercial Lending. We’ve been playing the long game since we established back in 1887. We are also a Trustee Company authorised under the Trustee Companies Act 1953 and a wholly owned subsidiary of MyState Ltd.

As a Responsible Manager, this position reports to the Senior Manager Wealth Operations and will be responsible for leading a team who are accountable for high quality service and expert advice on a range of matters relating to the management of deceased estates, trusts, power of attorney accounts and administration of trustee accounts.

You will be expected to promote an achievement-focused culture that fosters efficiency and productivity. You will provide operational leadership in the efficient management of estates and trusts and manage a team of five. This is a broad ranging role, which will include development and implementation of compliant Trustee procedures, monthly reporting, engagement with internal and external legal counsel as needed.

Our ideal candidate is armed with:

  • Subject matter expertise and technical competence in Trustee Management
  •  A Degree qualification in Law, Accounting or other relevant business discipline
  •  Ideally a legal background particularly with a focus on Wills, Trusts and Probate
  •  People leadership evidenced in your recent or current position in a similar managerial environment.
  •  Excellent stakeholder management and customer skills
  •  Strong capabilities in developing your people by transforming individuals and creating high performing teams

About us

Oh hi! We’re MyState. You might know us as Tasmania’s local bank, but our group also includes TPT Wealth. Now employing over 350 people and offering products and services all around Australia, MyState Limited is growing really quickly, both in and outside of Tassie. It’s a really exciting time to join our team.

We’re determined to do things in way they’ve never been done before, and make a real difference in the lives of our customers. We know we’re better when we’re in this together and only win when our people, customers and community win too.

Our strategy is bold and brave, and we’re growing really quickly. That means lots of failing, learning, and trying again. It takes energy and courage to chase the better every day. Does that sound like you? Could you be the next person we’re looking for?

We’re small enough to care (and really mean it), but big enough to make an impact.

Our vision for TPT Wealth is to become a national business known as an income fund management specialist as well as for our Trustee services including estate planning and advice. We want to provide our clients with simple, contemporary products and services enabled by digital technology to assist investors with 24/7 access to our managed funds.

If you’d love to know more about this position or to apply now, email us at talent@mystate.com.au by midnight 14 August, 2022. We look forward to receiving your application!

The legal stuff: Employment with MyState is subject to a Bankruptcy, Police and Credit check to verify your suitability to work within the finance sector. We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – We commit to respond to every applicant.

The Centre for Legal Studies (the Centre) delivers the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice also known as the Tasmanian Legal Practice Course as a third-party provider for the University of Tasmania.

The Course runs from January to July each calendar year, with the Centre maintaining operations throughout the year. The position is Full Time while the Course is running and Part Time during the other half of the year. The Centre is seeking an Executive Officer to fill a vacant fixed term position commencing in August 2022.

The position involves provision of executive and administrative support to the Director and Deputy Director in managing the day-to-day delivery of the Tasmanian Legal Practice Course, in addition to general administrative, coordination and liaison functions to support the Centre’s ongoing operations.

For more information and a copy of the Position Description please contact:
tas.legalpractice@utas.edu.au or naomi.bryant@utas.edu.au or by calling the Centre on 6224 4396.

If you wish apply for this position, please submit your current resume including contact details and a covering letter to the Centre for Legal Studies by email to naomi.bryant@utas.edu.au by Sunday 7 August 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an in-person interview shortly after this date.

Legal Administrator TAS

  • Location: Hobart CBD
  • Term: ongoing
  • Part-time (0.6 – 0.8 FTE), which comes to 22.5 – 30 hours per week
  • Remuneration: SCHADS Level 4: FTE $78-84k + 10.5% super + 17.5% Annual Leave Loading
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are particularly encouraged to apply

 Job title: Legal Administrator, TAS Healthy Environment and Justice

 Reporting to: Managing Lawyer, TAS Healthy Environment and Justice

An exciting opportunity for a skilled legal administrator to join the largest environmental legal not for profit in the Australia-Pacific working for a safe and healthy environment.

Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is the largest environmental legal centre in the Australia-Pacific, dedicated to protecting our climate, communities and shared environment by providing access to justice, running ground-breaking litigation and leading law reform advocacy.

As the region’s legal experts in our field, we aim to be a brave, unified, and focused team, committed to inclusion and excellence in all that we do. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive workplace supporting a highly skilled, engaged, and effective team, where everyone can feel that they belong.

The opportunity

As EDO enters an exciting period of growth, we have an opportunity for an experienced legal administrator to join the team.

In this role you will be an integral member of the TAS Healthy Environment and Justice Program, and under the direction of the Managing Lawyer – TAS Healthy Environment and Justice, will play a key role in ensuring the effective and efficient management of advice and litigation files.

Your days will be varied – from preparing and managing legal documents, and ensuring legal databases are kept up-to-date, to supporting the legal volunteer program, and assisting with more general administrative support needed in the Hobart office.

In 2022 we are moving office and require an experienced administrator to execute the move.

Candidate Profile

We are looking for a skilled legal administrator, with a commitment to attention to detail and accuracy, who can problem solve and work on their own initiative. You will need to be enthusiastic, and flexible, with a high level of computer competency, and ideally have familiarity with court processes and legal document management systems.

At a personal level you will be comfortable working with diverse communities, and a team player, working collaboratively in a distributed team environment.

YOU ARE:

  • An experienced legal administrator or have similar administrative experience in a busy office environment.
  • Passionate. About environmental justice and about the environment.
  • A people person. You have the confidence to liaise with clients, barristers, and others.
  • Motivated. You’ve got get up and go. You’re going to take ownership of this role and truly make a difference.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Essential:

  • Experience in legal administration or similar administrative role in a busy office
  • Ability and confidence to communicate well with a variety of people
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and problem-solving skills in the workplace
  • High level of computer competence, including Microsoft 365 environment
  • Demonstrated Database and digital client file management skills (CLASS, LEAP or similar)

Desirable:

  • Demonstrated experience in assisting in administration of court and/or tribunal work, familiarity with court processes, including court filing, file management and assembly of legal briefs
  • Great project management skills
  • Experience with volunteer programs or supervising volunteers

Personal qualities:

  • Highly motivated, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and distributed team environment.
  • Commitment to EDO’s values and interest in our work protecting Australia’s environment through the law.

OUR CULTURE AND BENEFITS

  • We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected, and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or life stage.
  • The chance to be part of the largest environmental legal practice in the Australia-Pacific
  • A very flexible and family-friendly workplace
  • Option to work from home and the office
  • 8 weeks paid parental leave, regardless of gender or carer status
  • 15 days personal/carer’s leave
  • 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave
  • 3 days paid cultural leave
  • Extra leave over the Christmas period
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • EDO proudly has a JEDI (Justice, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion) Committee and a Mental Health Ambassador Committee, and has developed a First Nations Program with the aid of indigenous-led consultancies.

OUR VALUES:

Commitment – We are committed to; a united organisation, to each other, to collaboration, to justice, to our communities and to creating a world where nature thrives.

Diversity – We are respectful of and welcome diversity of staff, volunteers, offices, environmental regions, communities, stakeholders.

Integrity – We work effectively, efficiently, strategically, professionally, and ethically; “justice is in our nature”.

Vision – We lead change and environmental empowerment using innovation, creativity, and courage.

All offers of employment may be subject to satisfactory background checks including a National Police Check, disclosure of previous or current disciplinary action, referee checks, proof of eligibility to work in Australia and qualification checks.

EDO welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, workers of all ages, people with disability and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.

Applications must include a CV and a letter that clearly addresses each of the selection criteria.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

Applications close on Sunday 7 August 2022. Applications should be emailed to recruitment@edo.org.au with “Application for position of Legal Administrator TAS HEJ” in the subject line.

EDO Position Description Legal Administrator TAS July 2022 (1)

Senior Corporate & Commercial lawyer – 6+ years’ experience, Hobart, Tasmania

An excellent opportunity exists for a senior lawyer with 6+ years post graduate experience to join our Corporate & Commercial team on a full-time basis. Applications from equivalent foreign qualified lawyers will also be considered.

This position has been created due to expansion within this group and is a great opportunity for the right person to continue to build their career in this field.
Page Seager is a specialised commercial law firm based in Hobart.

Ideally you will have worked at a mid-tier or top-tier firm and have experience in:
• Mergers and acquisitions;
• Corporate Advisory;
• Advising government corporations; and
• Advising businesses on contractual, compliance and structure related issues.

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.

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 12 August 2022

The Justice Policy Partnership Officer (JPP Officer) will be responsible for progressing policy initiatives under the national Justice Policy Partnership (JPP). The JPP has been formed by the Joint Council of Closing the Gap and seeks to reduce the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults and young people.

This position will play a key role in engaging with Aboriginal communities in Tasmania to advocate and progress justice policy change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The work will be guided by a national work plan, with support and guidance also provided by TALS.

This position falls within  band 4 or 5 of the TALS EBA based on experience. For a position description or if you have any questions in respect of the position please contact Hannah Phillips – hphillips@tals.net.au

Glynn Williams Legal is offering the opportunity for a practitioner with an interest in non-contentious areas, to build on substantial practice growth and to fill the space created by a retirement from practice. Our practice is rapidly growing, with constant enquiries in areas of property and land transaction, wills and estates, commercial work, town planning and litigation.  You will work closely with an established team of paralegals across a diverse client base from the Northwest of Tasmania and of other parts of the State, with two very comfortable and prominent office locations in Burnie and Ulverstone.  There are great prospects to build your career and enjoy the lifestyle benefits that the Central Coast area of Tasmania has to offer.  Experience would be ideal, but this is also an opportunity for a younger practitioner looking to establish a strong career base. All enquiries will be treated with a strictest of confidence. Interstate practitioners looking for a sea change in Tasmania are warmly invited to enquire.  Please contact Glynn on his mobile 0419 895 332.