• Job location Sydney
  • Opening date 23 April 2019
  • Division Legal Support
  • Position type Full Time
  • Practice area Corporate & Commercial

About the firm 

Russell Kennedy is a commercial law firm with over 270 people in Melbourne and Sydney.

We are committed to providing exceptional legal strategies and solutions to our clients, guided by market-leading expertise across our sectors of focus.

We are very proud of our culture and we work hard to recruit like-minded professionals who will suit the needs and expectations of our clients and our collegiate atmosphere.

We encourage a professional and committed work ethic, while recognising the importance of an enjoyable working environment and balanced lifestyle.

An opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join the Estate Planning team in our Sydney office.

Role and Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Opening and closing of files;
  • General file maintenance of Estate Planning files;
  • Dealing with clients;
  • Preparation of forms i.e. probate forms;
  • Drafting correspondence;
  • Legal research, fact gathering and information retrieval;
  • Analysing and summarising documents; and
  • General administration tasks.

Skills / Knowledge

To be successful in this role you will have at least 2 years’ experience in a Paralegal role. You will have excellent client management skills and have worked in a legal office with high net worth clients. Experience in Estate Planning or Probate would be advantageous.

Our culture

Russell Kennedy promotes a workplace culture that actively embraces and fosters diversity and inclusion. Our aim is to support a culture where individuals of all backgrounds and abilities feel included and confident in bringing their whole selves to work, and where their talents are fostered, empowering them to contribute to the success of the firm. Russell Kennedy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and is certified as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

Russell Kennedy is committed to attracting the best talent available and is open to discussing flexible work arrangements for all of our listed vacancies.

Any questions regarding the vacancy can be directed to Victoria Strachan, People & Culture Officer on (03) 9609 1565.

For further information or to submit your application for this position please visit the careers page on our website.

Please note any offer of employment made by Russell Kennedy Lawyers to the successful candidate will be subject to a police check.