Career Opportunity

Family & Relationship Lawyer (2-3yrs PAE)

  • Work within a dynamic and highly regarded family and relationship law team, consisting of industry experts and three accredited family law specialists
  • Wonderful opportunity to be mentored and have a broad range of work, including appearance work
  • Salary commensurate with experience

Who we are

As one of the largest regionally based law firms in Victoria, with offices in Melbourne and Torquay, we are a leading law firm with a difference; we care about our people, our clients and our community.

As leaders in implementing innovative legal processes and practices, our focus is on continuing to develop leading legal solutions to support our people and our clients.

Recruiting the right people keeps our business growing and thriving.

About the role

This is a full time, ongoing role in our Family & Relationship Law team, with the opportunity to work primarily at our Geelong office, and some flexibility to work in our Melbourne or Torquay offices and remotely.

You will have a solid understanding of the Family and Federal Circuit Court of Australia processes and rules. Importantly, you will be able to demonstrate a conciliatory approach to resolving matters for clients with your strong professional and empathetic manner.

A good understanding of matters including property division for married parties and de-facto partners, including same sex partners, matters involving children’s ongoing care arrangements following separation, spousal maintenance, child support and intervention orders will be beneficial to your success in this role.

You will need:

  • Two to three years post-admission experience in family and relationship law (preferred)
  • Proven experience practising in a team environment in a family and relationship law department
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work independently where required
  • Ability to interact confidently with clients and build effective working relationships
  • Proven ability to provide an excellent quality of work
  • Ability to develop referrers

You will deliver:

  • Excellent client focused service
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Efficient time management to maintain control of key priorities

You will bring:

  • Solid Family & Relationship Law knowledge
  • Proven ability to work in a high volume environment
  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work well within a team
  • Positive, proactive and flexible attitude
  • Experience with Lexis Affinity desirable but not essential

Why join us?

With more than 80 years supporting the business community in Geelong and surrounds, we have the environment to create your success and build your career.

You will join a strong and highly regarded Family & Relationship Law team, where you can continue to develop your skills and experience.  Our team have recently been recognised as Leading and Recommended Family Lawyers in Doyle’s Guide.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Excellent remote access to enable flexible work arrangements, including working from home
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives including discounted yoga and gym memberships
  • Access to volunteering opportunities to give back to your own community
  • A genuinely supportive and welcoming culture
  • Access to training and development

How to apply

To submit your application, please click APPLY.

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