Part-time paralegal – contract role

September 18, 2023

Massons is looking for highly intelligent and driven paralegals to join the paralegal pool at our commercial property specialist firm.  Reporting to the partners and senior lawyers of that team, our paralegals work on a wide range of premium commercial property matters, providing both legal and administrative support.

Job description

The position is based in the Sydney CBD and we will provide training for the role.

We are looking to employ casual paralegals in our team for a 6 month contract term, to work on an “as needed” basis.  Generally, most paralegals will work with us 2 days per week, depending on their university commitments and the work available.  We will run a formal recruitment process at least twice each year to refresh and extend the available pool of talented paralegals.

Massons often employs graduates straight from its paralegal pool, which has the advantage of our graduates being advanced in their legal knowledge and skills, even before they complete their final “practical legal training” component of study and are admitted as lawyers.


To be considered for this role, you will be technically savvy, motivated and a team player.  We are looking for employees who we can invest in and mentor to become excellent lawyers, and who want to develop a career as part of our team.  Previous experience as a paralegal is not required, though will be preferred.

Ideally you will:

  • be a current law student
  • 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
  • have maturity and common-sense
  • have advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly Word and Excel
  • a positive attitude and sense of humour

Massons considers that diversity is the path to an evolved legal practice.  We encourage applications from law students of all cultural and academic  backgrounds and invite applicants to identify any aspects of their cultural or personal background (eg indigenous, refugee, rural etc) and any academic, community or social engagement or interests (eg sport, the arts, volunteering, passions or social causes) which they believe would contribute positively to the quality of cross-thought and ideation within our firm.

What can we offer you?

Massons is a premium law firm specialising exclusively in Australian commercial property law.  Led by Jodie Masson and Leisha de Aboitiz, Massons has a high profile within the real estate industry and a sophisticated client base built on long-term relationships.


Candidates will be assessed and selected based on:

  • a formal written application as outlined below; and
  • a group interview session for shortlisted candidates held 7.30am to 9.00am on 12 October 2023 at our offices, Level 1, 185 Clarence Street.

Offers will be made promptly following the interview.

How to apply

Please send your resume, academic transcript and a cover letter addressing the above criteria, to Nicola Flach at by 5 October 2023 in order to be considered for the next paralegal intake commencing work in November 2023.

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