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Maurice Blackburn Melbourne, Australia
Posted 12 days ago Permanent Competitive
Paralegal
Paralegal

Job no: 501361
Work type: part-time fixed-term
Location: Victoria
Categories: Legal Support

We welcome fearless thinkers.

For over 100 years, Maurice Blackburn has stood up for those who need us most. With courage and compassion, we extend access to justice to countless Australians. We look beyond the immediate challenge to support people in moments that matter across their lives, and continually push for better solutions for our clients. We invest in and empower our people to stand up for what we believe in and go fearlessly forward together.

We work on real cases, achieving important and positive results in real people's lives, which is why we are one of Australia's most respected law firms. Maurice Blackburn, experience you can count on.

About the role

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? We have a part time (0.6) opportunity for a Paralegal Clerk to join our Road Injuries Team in Frankston.

Your role will involve review of medical records and reports, liaising with clients, legal research, quantifying claims, progressing claims to resolution and working collaboratively in a team. As you progress and develop you will begin to take on more complex work supported by a Lawyer.

This is a great role for a current Paralegal, experienced legal assistant wanting to advance or a law student and offers a fantastic learning and development journey.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drafting of simple legal and client correspondence and documents
  • Reviewing and analysing liability and quantum material
  • Legal research
  • Preparation of chronologies
  • Communication with clients as required
  • All other general duties as required

The experience we are looking for

An understanding of core legal principles, your ability to manage competing demands effectively and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a high-performance team will see you excel in this role. In addition, you will have:

  • A passion for Personal Injuries is desirable
  • An understanding of core legal principles
  • Prior experience in legal research and document preparation
  • An understanding of court procedures
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to show compassion and empathy for vulnerable clients

Our People Commitment comes with the following benefits:

  • Ongoing coaching and career development opportunities
  • 22 Weeks Parental leave with your superannuation guaranteed and back-to-work transition policy
  • End of Year leave, 1 day first year, 4 days after 2 years
  • Comprehensive mental health framework, including wellbeing leave (up to 4 extra days per year) and $299 reimbursement
  • Discounted gym membership
  • A hybrid flex working model
  • Salary Continuance & Life Insurance
  • 17.5% Annual Leave Loading

... just to name a few. *T's & C's apply

Our shared values represent what we stand for and guide how we act, with Courage; Compassion; Collaboration; Fairness and Tenacity.

We love that you have a life outside of work and we're happy to support yours. We provide you a safe, supportive and collaborative environment, backed by inclusive leaders and progressive people policies, where you can be your authentic self and thrive. Here we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, enriched by differences in ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age and family arrangements. Applications from First Nations People are encouraged.

Are you ready to join us on a journey to extend access to justice to more Australians, in an organisation and role in which every action you take makes a difference? Apply now.

Our Circle Back Initiative partnership means we're committed to responding to every applicant.

Advertised: 02 Apr 2024 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:
Job ID  501361
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