Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-140611
  • LocationHurstville
  • SalaryGreat Salary Package
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted21 days ago
  • ConsultantAshish Bhetwal
As one of the Australia’s largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod’s recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our client is seeking to engage a Paralegal in their team based in Hurstville. This is a permanent role.

  • Hurstville, NSW Location
  • Junior role with entry level experience
  • Basic understanding of the terminology and relevant legislation in the areas of insurance, insolvency, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

Position Overview

Provide support to our staff by assisting with general administrative activities and support to the legal team in tasks associated with a volume claims practice, litigation support and legal research.
  • Contribute positively to workplace morale and the development of an environment that supports each staff member to achieve their maximum potential.
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude towards customers, suppliers and other staff.
  • Perform any other reasonable and lawful duties, which may be required or directed.
  • Project a professional image when representing the company.
  • Ensure the security and proper use of the company's assets.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Assisting solicitors in the preparation of routine court documents such as Statement of Claims, Applications for Judgment and other associated documentation.
  • Assisting solicitors in preparation of documentation for enforcement, Supreme Court and Federal Magistrates Court proceedings.
  • Assisting in the processing of registration and license searches across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Liaising with Sheriff’s Office and Local and Magistrates Courts.
  • General file maintenance including opening, printing, photocopying, scanning, saving correspondence electronically, hard copy filing and closing files.
  • Online and in-court filing and conducting legal searches.
  • Drafting, amending and formatting of correspondence and court documents including compiling briefs and court books and transcribing dictation.
  • Assisting in preparation for litigation, attendances at Court to file documents and related scanning, photocopying and document production.
  • Assist with mail and courier functions for the office including collecting, delivering, notating and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail and courier items.
  • Undertake reception-based tasks including answering phones and greeting visitors.
  • Providing general support to the Administration Assistant and provide backup support as required during periods of absence.
  • Other ad hoc duties and tasks as directed.
Our Ideal candidate will have:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and balance own time to meet and exceed business needs.
  • Personable, professional and approachable with exceptional customer service skills and an ability to multitask and adapt to changes daily.
  • Proficient at legal research and using research databases and other resources.
  • Basic understanding of the terminology and relevant legislation in the areas of insurance, insolvency, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn new software applications in a short period of time.
  • Proficient use of DebtCol and LEAP collections/legal software (desirable).
  • Flexibility and adaptability in the role based on business needs.
  • Higher School Certificate
  • Currently studying law or experience in a similar role
  • Proficiency in MS Office products including Outlook, Sharepoint, Teams, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting “Apply for this job”. Alternatively, you can email for further discussion.