When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focussed organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live.
The State Solicitor's Office is the longest standing legal office in Perth having been established 1838. Today the Office is highly regarded as a leading legal service provider offering a broad range of legal services to the West Australian State Government and Ministers, and to over 120 client departments, instrumentalities and statutory corporations.
Centrally located in the Perth CBD, the State Solicitor's Office has a staff contingent of approximately 246, including 155 lawyers, 10 law graduates, 3 professional assistants and 78 administrative, research, paralegal and support staff.
About the role
Are you a dedicated hard working Legal Assistant who is looking for your next challenge?
The State Solicitor's Office is seeking Legal Assistants who are skilled at providing direct, high quality, timely and responsive secretarial, paralegal and clerical support for a small group of lawyers in our busy government practice.
To be a good fit for this role you will require excellent communication skills, together with a high level of attention to detail, organisation skills, proven ability to work in a team environment and a demonstrated high standard of word processing and data entry skills.
It is essential that you have substantial hands on experience working in a legal environment as a legal secretary, law clerk, paralegal or similar.
Though these positions do not require the occupant to hold formal qualifications it is reasonable to expect that you have, or are undertaking, some form of related study.
Please note, this role does not meet the work placement requirements for a law graduate diploma in legal practice. Information on our Office's Law Graduate Programme is available on the State Solicitor's pages on the Department of Justice website (www.justice.wa.gov.au) and further information can be obtained from Jenette Schoch on 9264 1005 or Brianna Marszal on 9264 1883.
All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.
How to apply
Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the work-related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
- A covering letter of no more than two (2) pages demonstrating your:
A current comprehensive CV that highlights your experience working in a legal environment in roles such as Legal Secretary, Law Clerk, Paralegal or similar and; suitability for this position in the context of the work-related requirements (selection criteria) contained in the Job Description Form. Please include details of two current referees.
- Ability to work in a team environment, showing flexibility and willingness to assist others and;
- The ability to work for several people and prioritise, organise and complete work within set timeframes.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.
This pool will be open for a period of 12 months from the conclusion of the breach period. Permanent and fixed-term full-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Alexia Christodoulakis, Assistant General Manager on (08) 9264 1877 for a confidential discussion.