Junior Lawyer - Lagom Family Law

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Closing On: Saturday, 23rd February 2019
Category: Legal
Location: NSW
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Young Lawyer

Job Description:

The Position

This role is an exciting opportunity for someone to be involved with the growth of the office’s development and therefore to be part of the evolution of the practice. You will work one on one with the Principal assisting with a broad range of complex and challenging family law matters. You will also be encouraged to independently manage less complex matters with an appropriate level of supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Day to day management of files
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Drafting Court documents including affidavits, pleadings and briefs to counsel
  • Review of disclosure as well as ensuring it is appropriately indexed
  • Liaising with clients, counsel, experts and other colleagues
  • Court attendances (as is consistent with your level of experience)
  • Taking client instructions where appropriate

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in family law desirable but not essential
  • Some experience in litigation preferred
  • Strong time management skills
  • A mature approach given the delicate subject matter of family law
  • A pro-active ability to maintain high quality work with exceptional attention to detail
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and organise workload to meet tight deadlines
  • Motivation and communication confidence
  • Advanced trouble shooting and multi-tasking skills

The opportunity to work within a firm:

  • That encourages you to work autonomously but with a level of support suitable to your experience and strengths
  • That values diversity and encourages you to bring your own personality to work
  • That values and encourages the importance of career and ongoing professional development
  • That has a collaborative team culture and encourages and actively seeks out to mentor and develop their staff
  • That actively encourages work/ life balance and flexible working options which is consistent with your attitude
  • That celebrates our successes and is reflective on how our performances as individuals and as a firm can be improved
  • That is passionate about client service and family law
  • Remuneration is commensurate with level of experience. This is a fantastic opportunity for a junior lawyer or graduate with solid paralegal experience looking for greater independence and the ability to work one on one with the Principal of the firm where you have as much and as little support as you require to thrive with a view to specialising in this area.  

Please forward a brief 2-page CV to info@lagomlaw.com.au together with a covering letter telling us about yourself.

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