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.

2-year full-time role to commence on 16 January 2023

Ideal position for a recent year 12 graduate to start their career
• Position to start on 16 January 2023
• 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 16 January 2023 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
Telephone:  03 6235 5172

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

Applications close Friday 9 December 2022.

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

Full-time or Part-time position
Ongoing Contract

The Legal Profession Board of Tasmania (the Board) is the independent statutory authority established by the Legal Profession Act 2007, for the regulation of the legal profession in Tasmania. A major part of the Board’s role is investigating, hearing and mediating complaints against legal practitioners in relation to unsatisfactory professional conduct and investigating and prosecuting legal practitioners in relation to professional misconduct. The Board is also responsible for monitoring and advising on standards of practice and conduct of the legal profession in Tasmania.

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 Investigation Officer:

Under the general direction of the Manager Operations, the Investigation Officer will investigate complaints against legal practitioners and prepare reports and recommendations for the Board in relation to the findings. Where appropriate, the Investigation Officer will attempt to resolve complaints by negotiation/mediation. The Investigation Officer may also be required to appear as an advocate in hearings before the Board and/or the Disciplinary Tribunal.

The Investigation Officer will also be required to contribute to the efficient operation of a small team.

For further details and to obtain an information pack and selection criteria potential applicants should call (03) 6226 3000 or email enquiry@lpbt.com.au

Applications should be marked private and confidential and sent to the Chief Executive Officer

 Via email: enquiry@lpbt.com.au

or by post :
The Legal Profession Board of Tasmania
GPO Box 2335, Hobart TAS 7001

For general information about the Board, please visit the Board’s website at www.lpbt.com.au

 Applications close Friday 9 December 2022

An exciting opportunity exists for a lawyer to join in the litigation practice of one of Tasmania’s leading law firms.

The position requires the ability to deal efficiently and in timely fashion with a wide range of litigious matters involving a wide range of clients, including corporate clients.

Personal injury claims, medical negligence claims, criminal defence, contractual disputes, business disputes, securities enforcement, professional disciplinary matters, competition and consumer law, building disputes, probate, testators family maintenance matters and insolvency are just some of the areas in which the successful applicant can expect to work.

Practitioners with 2 + years’ experience in litigation is preferable but not necessary. An attractive salary package will be negotiated.

Written applications close on Friday, 2nd December, 2022 and should be forwarded in confidence to:

Rita Bryson, Human Resources Manager, Murdoch Clarke, GPO Box 408, Hobart 7001 or by email to recruitment@murdochclarke.com.au.

Any enquiry in relation to the position should be directed to Aled Vince (Litigation Partner) on 03 6235 9311 or by email to the address above.

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is currently recruiting an Associate for its Hobart Registry.

The position is full-time and non-ongoing for 12-18 months.

The AAT conducts independent merits review of administrative decisions made by Australian Government ministers, departments and agencies.  Associates provide paralegal, administrative and case-management support to members of the AAT. An ideal candidate for the position will have:

  • strong interpersonal skills
  • highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • the ability to organise workload and prioritise deadlines
  • initiative with the capacity to learn quickly and demonstrate sound judgement
  • well-developed research skills
  • completed, or substantially completed, a law degree

To express your interest, please register on the AAT’s Associate Employment Register by 11:59 PM on Sunday 27 November 2022.  Applications will be shortlisted the following week.

The Department of Justice is seeking a highly experienced and motivated individual to manage the operations of the Magistrates Court. The Administrator of Courts will develop, implement and evaluate strategies, systems, legislation, policies and rules of court to achieve business and organisational goals and meet community expectations. They will also be required to exercise a range of statutory powers and responsibilities to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Court.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience in the management of financial, physical and human resources, experience in alternative dispute resolution and strong leadership and stakeholder management skills.

Enquiries should be directed to Kristy Bourne, Deputy Secretary – Justice and Reform on (03) 6165 4943 or by email to kristy.bourne@justice.tas.gov.au, and further information regarding the duties of the position can be found on the jobs website – www.jobs.tas.gov.au – under Department of Justice.

Salary: $166,467 to $191,440 per annum, plus 10.5% superannuation
Location: Hobart
Applications close: Sunday 27 November 2022

  • Full time position – Hobart CBD
  • Attractive salary package
  • Stunning offices

Simmons Wolfhagen is an ‘Employer of Choice’ and as an experienced commercial legal secretary you will be well resourced, supported and highly regarded. You will be joining a team which operates on the basis of mutual respect and your welfare will be a top priority.

Providing support to our busy and growing commercial team in our Hobart office, you will be involved in interesting and complex matters that will definitely keep you motivated.

Some of your responsibilities will include;

  • diary management, scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings and travel arrangements
  • file management, both hard and electronic
  • preparation of documents and drafting general correspondence
  • liaising with clients and other stakeholders
  • providing support to our conveyancing paralegals
  • general administration

To secure this exciting opportunity you will have;

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • a pro-active approach and a high level of initiative
  • advanced MS Office and typing skills
  • strong attention to detail
  • exceptional time management/organisational skills
  • preferably at least 2 years solid experience as a legal secretary

This role will appeal to a self-motivated experienced legal secretary who takes pride in their work and always strives to do more!

How to apply for this role:

Please email recruitment@simwolf.com.au with your C.V. and covering letter by Wednesday 23 November 2022.

CASEWORK SOLICITOR

Employment Status         Full Time (or Part Time by negotiation with the successful applicant)

Classification                     with Reference to SCHADS Level 6 (to be determined)

Reports To                          Women’s Legal Service Tasmania CEO, Tasmania Legal Aid CEO

Just Healthy Families, Tasmania’s first Health Justice Partnership, is a collaboration between Women’s Legal Service Tasmania (WLST) and Tasmania Legal Aid (TLA).

Just Healthy Families (JHF) is a pilot project funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund and the Tasmanian Government to work with health and service provider partners to provide early access to legal assistance, particularly for people experiencing family violence.

This role within the Just Healthy Families team is for an experienced Casework Solicitor.  This position has been made available through a grant made to the Hobart Women’s Shelter (HWS) from the Estate of James Simpson Love. The position will be based out of both the HWS sites and the WLST Hobart office. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with the social work teams employed with WLST and HWS and will also receive support from the WLST financial counsellor.

More information about how Health Justice Partnerships operate can be found at the Health Justice Australia website.

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Casework Solicitor will be able to sensitively take instructions from clients who have experienced family violence, sexual abuse, child sexual abuse and or other forms of discrimination and abuse, and will provide advice, referral, and casework representation for women at the Hobart Women’s Shelter.

The Casework Solicitor and her clients in this program will also be assisted with integrated client support through our social work and financial counselling team, and the HWS Family Support Team and social worker.

The Casework Solicitor will be supported by WLST Principal Solicitors for assistance with litigation strategies and will have the opportunity to work alongside senior members of the Tasmanian Bar for assistance and professional development.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This position is offered on a flexible basis (either part or full time, or between child friendly hours), with the contract running until 30 June 2025.

WLST employees can access salary packaging benefits, extensive CPD and training opportunities and memberships to professional organisations. All employees are also supported through bi-monthly professional external structured supervision, which is an opportunity to assist manage wellbeing, support career advancement, debrief and provide support to acquire skills to facilitate a productive workplace culture. WLST also offer 5 weeks annual leave.

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provision of a high level of casework and verbal advice in plain language to women experiencing family violence.
  • Preparation of documents, forms, and correspondences on behalf of, or in collaboration with clients.
  • Capacity to work alongside social workers employed with HWS and WLST to support clients.
  • Collection of data for reporting purposes.

 SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Admitted, or eligible for admission, as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Tasmania and the Federal Court of Australia, with at least four years post-admission experience in family law and property law matters.
  2. Demonstrated personal attributes consistent with the philosophy of WLST and HWS and values of TLA, and the principles of social justice, access, and equity.
  3. Comprehensive understanding of legal issues affecting women, including barriers to justice, particularly women experiencing family violence.
  4. Understanding of Family Law principles and court structures, and an understanding of family and domestic violence.
  5. High level organisational skills, including file management, and demonstrated ability to work independently, outside of a normal legal office environment.
  6. Proven strong level of written and verbal communication skills, including:
    1. Demonstrated ability to present complex legal information in simple language.
    2. Demonstrated ability to respond sensitively and appropriately to the non-legal needs of clients, including appropriate referral internally and externally.
    3. Demonstrated ability to communicate with a wide range of people, such as people experiencing high levels of social disadvantage, health professionals, legal professionals, and representatives of government and non-government agencies.

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  1. Hold a current unrestricted driver’s licence.
  2. Experience working in a trauma-informed way.

TO APPLY

Please contact kim@womenslegaltas.org.au for a copy of the Position Description, including the Selection Criteria for the role that should be addressed in an application. For further enquiries about the position, please call Yvette on (03) 6231 9466.

Applications can be submitted by email to kim@womenslegaltas.org.au by 5:00pm on Wednesday 14th December 2022.

This position is advertised in accordance with an exemption granted by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, exemption number 21.06.059.

Tremayne Fay Rheinberger is a well-established law firm with a long history in Hobart. We are seeking an estate administration paralegal to join our talented team who is well organized, detail oriented and adaptable with the willingness and ability to learn and implement a defined prioritization system. The successful candidate will have as a paralegal with knowledge of Wills, Trusts, estate funding, the probate court system, and general management of files. Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel is required. Experience with LEAP practice management software would be an advantage. This is an exciting and challenging position that will allow you to grow as a professional.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet with clients.
  • Effectively organize and maintain estate administration client files.
  • Monitor and calendar deadlines.

Required Skills:

  • Paralegal experience.
  • Experience as an estate planning paralegal.
  • Willing to pitch in and support growing legal department in a fast-paced growing environment.
  • Skilled at meeting strict deadlines under significant time pressure.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of professionalism and client orientation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively work with various types of clients.
  • Fast thinker/quick learner.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize and work independently.
  • Ability to manage time and resources effectively and independently, and balance conflicting priorities.

Salary to be negotiated commensurate with the Fair Work, Pay Guide – Legal Services Award (MA00016). Applications will be held in the strictest of confidence.

If you wish to apply, please forward a cover letter together with your resume / CV to Mark Studdert, Practice Manager, at mstuddert@tfrlawyers.com.au.

Ogilvie Jennings is offering a summer clerkship for law students who are ideally in their penultimate year of study.  Our future graduate lawyers are often selected from this program. The clerkship program allows students to gain hands-on experience with exposure to a wide array of tasks including drafting correspondence and court documents, undertaking research, observing client appointments and court appearances.  We have placements available in Family Law, Commercial Law, and Litigation.  There may be an opportunity for ongoing employment following the conclusion of the clerkship while completing your Certificate of Legal Practice.

Applicants should submit a completed Application Form, a cover letter, current CV and academic transcript to the People & Culture Manager by email: humanresources@ogilviejennings.com.au as soon as possible.

Application Form – Summer Clerkship

Looking for a family lawyer preferably with 2 years post admission experience to join our team and fill a gap created by recent retirement.

We are a busy rural firm operating for over 40 years. 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.

About the role:

Philippa Willshire, Barrister & Solicitor is a small established Law Firm located in Hobart. We have an opportunity for an experienced Legal Assistant to join our busy team. The position is full-time.

The ideal candidates will have: –

• A minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Problem solving skills and a high level of initiative.
• Excellent organisational and time management skills.
• Accurate drafting and formatting of legal documents and correspondence in an efficient manner.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• General administration skills including filing, maintaining database records (LEAP preferred), liaising with clients and firm diary management.
• Previous experience in liaising with government departments and various courts.
• Experience in electronic filing of court documents.
• Preparation of trial briefs.
• Previous experience in Conveyancing, Wills & Probate and Family Law will be highly regarded.

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact Philippa Willshire, philippa@pjwillshire.com.au or (03) 6128 3382.

(with Reference to SCHADS Industry Award, Level 6)

Women’s Legal Service Tasmania (WLST) is recruiting two experienced casework solicitors to work in our Hobart office.  These positions are new to WLST, and are offered in line with the terms of our current National Legal Assistance Partnership funding agreement, which runs until 30 June 2025.

The Casework Solicitor positions will support women in need of casework and representation services in family law matters, as well as contributing to law reform and community legal education projects run by our statewide team.

Working in conjunction with our specialist family violence units in Launceston and Burnie, our Health Justice Partnership project, our program assisting Temporary Visa Holders Experiencing Family Violence, and working alongside our integrated services of financial counselling and social work, the successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop their capability in the areas of family violence, child safety and migration within a trauma-informed framework.

Please contact Elise on 6231 9466 for further information, or email elise@womenslegaltas.org.au for a copy of the Position Description.

Cann Legal is offering an employment opportunity for a Legal Secretary with experience in Family Law and Deceased Estates to assist a senior associate lawyer at our Ulverstone office.

We are an innovative firm providing services in commercial and property law, family law, estate planning and probate in Ulverstone and Burnie on the North West Coast of Tasmania.

The role includes working closely with the senior associate and the role will include:-

  • file and diary management;
  • client liaison;
  • preparing and filing court documents;
  • word processing and document preparation;
  • general administration and office duties;
  • client credit control.

The successful candidate will have:

  • very good communication skills including written and verbal;
  • experience with practice management software (preferably LEAP);
  • the capacity to work independently and also as part of a team; and
  • a good work ethic.

Training will be provided where needed and remuneration will be commensurate with experience.

All applications should be addressed to Roger Cann, roger@cannlegal.com.au or by telephone on 03 64253334.