Join Our Team of Family Lawyers

We genuinely strive to develop and support all our staff to reach their personal and professional goals.

We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate individuals to join us.

Newcastle

Senior Legal Secretary

This role can be based in either our Adamstown or Newcastle offices.

With our “People First” outlook, we focus on attracting the right people, developing talent and honestly believe that our employees are the best of the best and we are ideally looking for a dynamic, Senior Career Legal Secretary to join our growing Family Law business, who loves doing great work with great people.

As an organisation our core purpose is to secure the best future
for every client and their family.

We do this by embedding our values into our culture of:

  • People First
  • Deliver and Demonstrate Excellence
  • The Right Reputation
  • Uncompromising Professionalism and Integrity

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-4 + years experience as a Legal Secretary in Family Law and you will have experience with various Court documents, preparing briefs, e- filing etc
  • Legal research including property, finance and company related searches
  • Experience using LEAP or similar practice software
  • Advanced skills utilising Microsoft Office programs
  • Exceptional stakeholder communication skills
  • Manage all aspects of monthly billing process, including time recording for fee earners and handling billing queries
  • General administration duties, including diary, file and document management.

Benefits and what you get from working with us:

We believe our culture sets us apart from a traditional law firm. We offer opportunities that are relevant to your role and stage of career including:

  • Learning and development: we are passionate about providing ongoing learning and development, mentoring and performance coaching.
  • Employee incentive scheme: we have an amazing employee incentive scheme that could see you win quarterly cash prizes as well as an all-expenses paid holiday
    Team events including the weekly drinks, end of month drinks, EOFY party, Melbourne Cup, Christmas parties and many more in-between.
  • Flexible work arrangements: we understand how important flexible working arrangements are and we work with you to work out what works best for all.
  • Health and Wellbeing: we have an employee assistance program where all employees and staff are able to speak to psychologists 24/7 either by phone, skype or in person. This program also extends to employees’ immediate family.
  • Extra rewards: cash bonus for successful recruitment referrals and the opportunity to work in Grade A offices.
  • A diverse and inclusive place to work: we celebrate the diversity of our people, and we welcome applications from everyone.

To apply please email your resume with covering letter with the subject line “Senior Legal Secretary” to [email protected]

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Associate / Senior Associate

We are looking for someone who has spent the majority of their post admission experience practising in Family Law, has the ability to conduct matters autonomously, possesses excellent client management skills and who has a passion to develop and innovate the way Family Law services are delivered.

We have a mix of property and parenting matters, and we do not accept Legal Aid matters.

You are perfect for this role if you:

We are looking for a bright, professional and competent lawyer to join our supportive team.

To be successful in this role you will also need:

  • at least 3 years PAE
  • the ability to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to build and maintain positive client, team member and referral relationships
  • to be able to work autonomously and as part of a team with the ability to manage a case load and time record work.
  • the ability to prioritise and organise work, be resourceful with initiative and drive to comply with time constraints and deadlines.
  • familiarity with the Family Law Act and Rules, Federal Circuit Court Rules and other relevant Legislation.

Specialist Accreditation or a desire to obtain Specialist Accreditation in Family Law will be an advantage.

Sydney

Associate / Senior Associate

We are looking for bright and motivated professionals to join our team and be a part of the driving force behind the success of our Sydney office.

You will work as part of a team to service our clients in Sydney and interstate and will be supported by a strong brand, comprehensive marketing strategy, experienced team and mentoring from Senior Lawyers and Directors.

Ideally you have spent the majority of your career to date in Family Law, have an established reputation in Sydney within Family Law and have existing referral relationships.

Specialist Accreditation or a desire to obtain Specialist Accreditation in Family Law is highly desirable.

To be successful in this role you will also need:

  • at least 3 years PAE,
  • experience in family law property and parenting matters,
  • experience in advocacy in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia,
  • a strong desire to grow your practice and be a contributor to the firm’s success,
  • to be able to work autonomously and as part of a team with the ability to manage a case load and time record work,
  • the ability to prioritise and organise work, be resourceful, show initiative and drive,
    experience managing people,
  • to deliver an exceptional client experience, and
  • the ability to build and maintain positive client, team member and referral relationships.
Junior Legal Secretary

We are looking for someone that has a genuine interest and passion for Family Law. You may have had some experience in another Law Firm, but have decided that Family Law is for you.

You will be working with our Family Law team, supporting a Senior Legal Secretary and experienced Solicitors’ on the ground in Sydney as well as an amazing wider team of Solicitors and support in Newcastle.

You will be responsible for:

  • providing proactive legal support to Solicitors’ and Senior Legal Secretary
  • document preparation
  • liaising with clients
  • client billing
  • answering and transfer of calls
  • general administration duties.

To successfully undertake the duties of this position you will possess:

  • Ideally some experience in a law firm, preferably in Family Law,
  • 1 year experience in an office environment,
  • Accuracy and a minimum typing speed of 60wpm,
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite,
  • Advanced organisational skills,
  • Exceptional attention to detail,
  • Friendly phone manner,
  • Positive disposition,
  • Eager to learn and quick to pick up new skills.

Benefits of working with Delaney Roberts Specialist Family Lawyers

Career progression

We have a defined career pathways document outlining your potential career progression. This is available and applicable to everyone in the company.

Training, learning and development

We are passionate about providing ongoing learning and development, mentoring and performance coaching.

Fun

We have multiple events that we run throughout the year, including the typical Friday night social events, end of month dinner, EOFY party, Melbourne Cup, Christmas parties and many more in-between. We really believe that our people and our culture are one of the best things about working here.

Health and Wellbeing

Family Law can be an intense area to work in and we know the importance of helping each other, sharing wins and making sure we are all ok.  We have daily huddles and weekly meetings to identify roadblocks and troubleshoot together. We have an employee assistance program where all employees and staff are able to speak to psychologists 24/7 either by phone, skype or in person. This program also extends to employees’ immediate family.

Employee incentive scheme

We have an amazing employee incentive scheme that could see you win quarterly cash prizes as well as an all-expenses paid holiday.  Take a look at our LinkedIn page for pics of our winners.

Extra rewards

Cash bonus for successful recruitment referrals and the opportunity to work in Grade A offices.

A diverse and inclusive place to work

We celebrate the diversity of our people, and we welcome applications from everyone.

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