Legal Assistant

Job Description

We welcome fearless thinkers.  

For over 100 years, Maurice Blackburn has stood up for those who need us most. With courage and compassion, we extend access to justice to countless Australians. We look beyond the immediate challenge to support people in moments that matter across their lives, and continually push for better solutions for our clients. We invest in and empower our people to stand up for what we believe in and go fearlessly forward together. 

We work on real cases, achieving important and positive results in real people’s lives, which is why we are one of Australia’s most respected law firms. Maurice Blackburn, experience you can count on.  

How will you contribute to ensuring access to justice for all? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Legal Assistant to join our Personal Injuries team based in our Rockhampton office on a permanent full-time basis. This role will provide quality administrative and legal assistance to a Lawyer.

The successful candidate will be willing to grow and develop their skills in a busy role whilst using their strong client service skills to support our clients. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to answering and managing incoming calls, diary management, liaising with clients (both internal and external), file management and providing day-to-day administrative support.

The experience we are looking for 

  • 3+ years' experience as a Legal Assistant or Paralegal in a plaintiff law firm or assistant in a professional services firm is preferred;
  • Experience working within a Personal Injuries practice group is preferable;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal) with a diverse range of clients including non-English backgrounds;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills;
  • Ability to work in a high paced environment with competing demands;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite.

Our People Commitment comes with the following benefits

  • Ongoing coaching and career development opportunities delivered by our Learning & Development team  
  • 22 Weeks Parental leave with your superannuation guaranteed and back-to-work transition policy 
  • End of Year leave, 1 day first year, 3 days after 2 years 
  • Comprehensive mental health framework, including wellbeing leave (up to 4 extra days per year) and a $299 reimbursement 
  • A hybrid flex model with ergonomic reimbursements for your home set up 
  • Salary Continuance & Life Insurance 
  • 17.5% Annual Leave Loading 

… just to name a few. *T's & C's apply 

Our shared values represent what we stand for and guide how we act, with Courage; Compassion; Collaboration; Fairness and Tenacity. 

We offer you a safe, supportive and collaborative environment, backed by inclusive leaders and progressive people policies, where you can be your authentic self and thrive. Here we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, enriched by differences in ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age and family arrangements. We love that you have a life outside of work and we’re happy to support yours. Applications from First Nations People are encouraged. 

Are you ready to join us on a journey to extend access to justice to more Australians, in an organisation and role in which every action you take makes a difference? Apply now.  

Our Circle Back Initiative partnership means we’re committed to responding to every applicant.