Graduate program and paralegal positions

January 16, 2019

Massons aims to employ graduates straight from its paralegal program, rather than having a formal summer clerkship program or PLT placement opportunities. This ensures that our graduates are already advanced in their legal knowledge and skills, even before they complete their final “practical legal training” component of study and are admitted as lawyers.

We generally employ up to 3 paralegals in our team and we generally start a recruitment campaign for paralegal positions in about September/October (with a view to commencing work at the end of semester break, in our busy December period).

We employ paralegals on a casual and “as needs” basis, but generally most paralegals will work with us 2 or 3 days per week, depending on their university commitments, increasing their work days (and moving from more administrative to more legal work) as they gain more experience. We accept 2nd year to final year university students for our paralegal positions.

Traditionally, we have employed 1 or 2 graduates every year from the paralegal pool. Our team is growing and we have a strong need for the very best graduates. Our graduate program is structured with both “on the job” and formal, focussed, one-on-one training (usually with our senior lawyers and partners), and is offered by way of a 1 year contract. In our graduate program, graduates are given carriage of real transactions (under close and careful supervision) so that they are exposed to a wide range of tasks to develop skills in drafting, client relationship management, legal research, file management as well as the practical conveyancing and leasing of complex commercial assets. We pride ourselves on providing a high level of mentoring and development feedback throughout the program.

If you are interested in becoming a paralegal at Massons, you will need to ideally:

  • be highly intelligent and driven
  • have a minimum distinction average
  • be available for at least 2 full days’ work per week (except during exam periods)
  • have strong attention to detail
  • have the ability to manage a large workload under pressure, prioritise and deliver work with a high level of accuracy
  • demonstrate maturity and common-sense
  • have advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly Word and Excel
    demonstrate a positive attitude

If successful, you would be working in our offices in Sydney, on the waterfront at Jones Bay Wharf.

How to apply

If you fit the above criteria, and would like to apply for a paralegal position, please check the website in September 2019 for information on how to apply.

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