Family Lawyer - Lewis Holdway Lawyers

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Closing On: Monday, 29th April 2019
Category: Legal
Location: VIC
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Young Lawyer

Job Description:

Lawyer 2-5 years' PAE - Family Law
Work with an experienced and accredited family law specialist in a thriving family law practice.
Inclusive, collegiate and professional culture with an open door policy.
Participate in Business Development initiatives.

We are a small and friendly law firm. Due to growth in our Family Law Practice, we are looking for an experienced family lawyer to join our team.  Strong client service skills and an empathetic approach our clients is an important requirement for this role.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing and maintaining strong collaborative working relationships with existing and new clients.
  • Ability to manage multiple matters from the commencement through to the conclusion, under supervision.
  • Drafting and preparing Family Court documents and Federal Circuit Court documents.
  • Drafting Binding Financial Agreements and Child support Agreements, and other family law documents.
  • Preparing for and attending court cases, in both the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court and Magistrates Court and other Courts as required.
  • Preparing for Mediations and Informal conferences.
  • Appear as an advocate in the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court and Magistrate’s Court and briefing Counsel where necessary.
  • Keep up to date with relevant legal developments and procedures.
  • Contribute to business development and improvement strategies.
  • Ensure clients receive an excellent level of care, service and guidance.
  • Working cooperatively within a team and being prepared to step outside your role to assist others.
  • Coaching and mentoring of junior legal and administrative staff. 

Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in family law and appearing as an advocate in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court
  • Strong organisation and time management skills 
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Apply attention to detail
  • Build relationships with clients
  • A clear communication and empathetic style that gives confidence and comfort to clients

What is on offer:

  • A remuneration package with incentives commensurate with experience
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Variety of work
  • Opportunity to progress to more senior roles
  • Flexible working arrangements

To apply for this role, please send your resume through the APPLY button. Alternatively, for additional information, please contact the HR Administrator at Lewis Holdway on 9629 9629. All communication is confidential.

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