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Intake Paralegal

  • Part-time paralegal role, ideal for a Canberra-based law student in later years of study.
  • Gain experience in a fast-paced, diverse community legal centre.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women with disability, and women from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Competitive salary ($58–$69,500 depending on experience) + generous salary packaging options, leave loading and additional leave entitlements.

About the Women’s Legal Centre

The Women’s Legal Centre ACT is a specialist community legal centre serving women in Canberra and surrounds. We provide high quality legal services to women, including information, advice and representation. Our primary practice areas are family law, care and protection, employment, discrimination and migration. The Centre also includes a socio-legal practice.

About the Position

Our Intake Paralegals are crucial members of our team. They are the first point of contact for women who need legal support. Paralegals provide our clients with a warm and skilled entry point, gently leading conversations about sometimes sensitive or difficult subjects so women can get the legal help they need.

Our paralegals also support the Centre’s solicitors in a busy and varied practice, which may include drafting correspondence and documents, managing workflow systems and files, and managing client appointments.

Please see position description here.

About You

We are looking for someone with a well-developed understanding of relevant legal systems and processes, and experience in customer service or public facing roles.

The role requires kindness, calm, good judgement and the ability to work collaboratively with your paralegal teammates and our solicitors.

You 

  • Are reliable, highly organised and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Can demonstrate your strong communication skills – especially your excellent phone manner, ability to listen and manage difficult conversations;
  • Have knowledge of Australia’s legal systems and processes;
  • Identify as a woman.

You may also

  • Have experience of working with women who have experienced trauma, First Nations people and/or women from diverse backgrounds.
  • Speak a language other than English.

How to Apply 

Please email your CV and Expression of Interest (EOI) to recruitment@wlc.org.au.

Your EOI should be no longer than one page. Your EOI should include responses to the following questions;

  • Tell us about a time you managed a difficult conversation, and what the outcome was; and
  • When have you identified a gap or a problem and what did you do to sort it out?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women with disability, and women from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. If you would like to talk about accessibility or safety, please contact us by recruitment@wlc.org.au  or (02) 6257 4377.

Applications close Monday 25 April 2022.

For more information please contact Brodie Hart on (02) 6257 4377.

Note: being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under s34 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).