Careers

Legal Secretary Family Law – Lilydale Office

Our Lilydale based firm has a need for legal secretary to support our busy family law team. This talented individual will be looking for a varied and fulfilling role in a supportive, positive workplace.

Enjoy the benefits of working in the suburbs, based at our Lilydale office.

As a small but rapidly growing general practice firm our firm’s mission is to solve client’s legal problems as expeditiously as possible for our clients.

Role will include broad legal secretarial support to our family law team, including but not limited to:

  • Handling telephone enquiries from new and existing clients;
  • Drafting routine correspondence;
  • Sending and receiving correspondence on behalf of lawyers;
  • Brief preparation and assembly;
  • Discovery review and collation;
  • Filing and other necessary administrative support.

The successful applicant must be adept at working in a fast paced environment and able to multi-task across numerous files.

The ideal applicant will have at least 2-3 years working as a family law legal assistant, however other applicants with general law office experience are welcome to apply.

Apply today by sending your resume and cover letter to office@johnstonereimer.com.au

Litigation and Commercial Lawyer – Eastern Suburbs – Lilydale office based

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Solicitor to join our Litigation and Commercial team in our Lilydale office, on a permanent full time basis.

Working at a suburban firm you will have conduct of a wide variety of matters, handling a range of litigated matters including commercial, estate, property, franchising, and insolvency litigation.

The ideal applicant will also be able to spearhead a busy commercial practice, including buying and selling businesses, leasing and lease disputes, and shareholder and partnership agreements and disputes.

This is a exciting role for someone who is keen to build a team and grow a practice area over time.

Core duties and responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Provision of advice and conduct of litigation matters;
  • Management of files;
  • Assisting with business development and growth of the team;
  • Client relationship management;
  • Preparing court documents;
  • Drafting correspondence to clients and other parties;
  • Acting in disputed  matters; and
  • Attendances at settlement conferences, mediations and court appearances.

Requirements

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Minimum of 3 years post admission experience, preferably 5 years plus (salary commensurate based on experience);
  • Strong relationship building, customer service and communication skills;
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team;
  • Experience in managing files to a high standard and being proactive in progressing matters to resolution; and
  • Strong time management and organisational skills together with the capacity to manage multiple tasks and conflicting priorities simultaneously.

This role will be based at our Lilydale office, however there will be an expectation that the successful applicant be willing to work as required from our Berwick office in Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs and our new Melbourne CBD office.

Apply today by sending your cover letter and resume to office@johnstonereimer.com.au.

Law Clerk – Personal Injury – Lilydale Office

The Firm

Located in Lilydale in the Eastern Suburbs, Johnstone and Reimer Lawyers are known for providing practical, pragmatic legal assistance across a variety of practice areas.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our Lilydale team as a Paralegal on a fulltime basis.

This is a busy and vital role where you will work closely with a Senior Lawyer who works across a number of personal injury practice areas including TAC, Workers Compensation, Medical Negligence, Superannuation and Victims of Crime.

Your day to day tasks will include:

  • Managing client intake, file management and client support
  • Mentoring and supporting junior team members
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders
  • Drafting and generating correspondence and court documents
  • Providing litigation support
  • Developing and managing workflow systems and precedents
  • Billing and invoicing
  • Arranging appointments and diary management
  • Various administration tasks including filing, brief preparation and scanning of documents
  • Dictation

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have built an impressive range of experience within the personal injury field.

As a Senior team member, you will support and drive the success of the practice. Your energy and drive will be integral in achieving successful outcomes along with your positive approach to your work. This is a not-to-miss opportunity for those who like to take ownership of their work and work hands on with matters.

You will have an impeccable eye for detail, be well-organised, maintain excellent communication skills, demonstrate an ability to prioritise and organise your workload. You will also have experience with coordination of mentoring, coaching and development of legal support staff.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Sound knowledge of Victorian Workcover and/or TAC claims (at least 5 years’ experience)
  • Demonstrate commitment to engaging sensitively with clients
  • A strong understanding of court processes and litigation experience within the personal injuries context
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills and leadership capability
  • Ability to work in a team as well as autonomously
  • Typing speed of at least 60 wpm

Apply today by sending your cover letter and resume to office@johnstonereimer.com.au.