JUNIOR PARALEGAL ADMIN ASSISTANT
Role designed for law students
Lots of training
This is a paid permanent position (not an internship or clerkship)
Work 1 day a week during exams
First year students are encouraged to apply
This is one of the few roles where you don’t need to be a penultimate or final year law student to apply and be successful in the role.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR
A brilliant organiser.
You love lists. You love processes and systems. And if one does not exist, you create your own and everyone asks “Gee, why didn’t we do that earlier?”
Together we are seeking to make a difference to how estate planning and administration services are delivered. We constantly ask, "How do we make it better? What else can we do, to deliver a better client experience?"
WHAT YOU'LL BE ACHIEVING
1. Conducting estate planning files from beginning to end. No snippets of work. You will help us guide clients from the beginning of their legal question to the right answer. You’ll be guiding clients, drafting basic letters and documents, coordinating meetings and ultimately making sure the clients have a great experience. And that does include some light cleaning duties.
2. Completing our comprehensive training for new team members within a three week period. Applying your newly learned knowledge to our documents and processes to deliver work with high levels of detail.
3. Identifying and creating improvements within our business. No task, system or process is too big or small for improvements. You know we can do better and you will solve the equation so we can unlock our ability to deliver better outcomes for our clients, team and the firm.
You must be experienced with Word and have a typing speed of at least 58 wpm.
TESTIMONIAL FROM JERALDINE
Working at YHC Lawyers has given me the opportunity to have hands-on legal experience. For example, I have been afforded the opportunity to have client interactions and draft legal documents. Shen and Loan also truly take an interest in the career development of their team so the mentoring I have received from them has also been invaluable. I could not have asked for a better experience.
- Jeraldine Mow
Applications open: 19 November2021
Applications close: 5.00PM Friday 17 December 2021
AVAILABILITY & COMMENCEMENT
You decide whether the role is part-time (minimum 2 days per week) / full-time. During exams 1 day a week or keep your existing frequency.
During summer holidays, if you're part-time, there are usually additional days of work available if you’re looking for extra work.
Commencement date to be discussed and agreed. Ideally, you commence the week after you finish your last exam for the semester.
You need to be able to work in a full-time capacity in your first three weeks in order to complete your training. You are paid during training (it is not a ‘trial’). After training, your regular schedule applies.
To be eligible to apply for this position, you must have an appropriate Australian work visa or be an Australian citizen.
HOW TO APPLY
1. Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org;
2. In your cover letter advise of your availability. The options available are: Part-time (you must specify how many days per week, minimum 2 days) or Full-time; and
3. Include your CV, cover letter and copy of academic transcript in PDF format as separate attachments. Most writing apps allow you to convert documents to PDF. Use Google to find other ideas if you get stuck.
If you do not have a university transcript because you are in your first year first semester, please submit your high school transcript.
If your application does not meet the above criteria, it will not be considered.
Unofficial academic transcripts will be accepted for applications. Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts.
Applications will be read by Shen Chow.
The cover letter is your free kick.
We assume that if you're applying, you're going to be reliable, hard-working and using all the skills you have accumulated; so you don’t have to tell us that.
Use the cover letter as an opportunity to help you stand out from the other applicants. Examples:
1. tell us something that we can't learn from reading your CV;
2. clarify things in your CV; or
3. show your personality, passion for the position, or to narrate your life and work history.