Trainee 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? 

We are looking for a full-time Trainee Legal Assistant to join a purpose-driven firm, where you can feel your impact from day one. Based in our Rockhampton office and reporting to the Senior Legal Assistant & Office Coordinator you will be a driven and motivated individual who is eager to learn and has a keen interest in Personal Injury Law. Our culture enables learning, adapting, and trying new things, so we will start you off with reception duties, such as answering calls, greeting clients, sorting the mail and managing diaries, and once you are confident with these responsibilities we will teach you how to support the team by learning how to draft correspondence and legal documents, book Medico-legal appointments, produce file notes, prepare client bills and so much more!

The experience we are looking for 

  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Previous administrative or receptionist experience is desirable but not essential;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including interpersonal skills;
  • Good problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to multitask, prioritise and work under pressure;
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a hardworking team; and
  • An understanding of court processes and systems would be highly regarded.

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 
  • 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.