(L-23) Legal Secretary

(L-23) Legal Secretary

13 Jan
Department Of Justice

13 Jan

Department Of Justice


We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTIQ+) people.

The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements.

Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Period of Appointment

Fixed-Term until 30 November 2022

Hours per fortnight

51.45 hours per fortnight - flexible options available.


Co-ordinate secretarial and administrative functions for Legal Practitioners to ensure best practice delivery of services to clients.

Be the first point of contact between Legal Practitioners and clients, members of the public, legal profession and staff in other government agencies and instrumentalities, and receive all mail and incoming telephone calls on behalf of TLA’s in-house legal practice.

Provide secretarial and administrative support to TLA’s legal practice including:

the maintenance of Legal Practitioners' files within TLA’s computer system, resubmit systems, diary and any other systems used for support of the in-house legal practice;

the carrying out of electronic lodgement of application forms for legal assistance, electronic claims on behalf of Legal Practitioners and disbursement invoices and electronic closing of files on completion of each matter;

produce and process confidential documents and correspondence using a broad range of computer software, audio equipment and word processing systems.

At the direction of the Associate Director Family Law, perform such other secretarial or administrative functions in appropriate areas of TLA as required.

Essential Requirements

Vaccinated against COVID-19, or granted an exemption by the Head of Agency. Please see the Statement of Duties for further information or call the contact person with any questions.

Desirable Requirements

Significant legal secretarial experience.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (354281) Legal Secretary.docx

Statement of Duties (354281) Legal Secretary.pdf

About The Department Of Justice (Tasmania Legal Aid).pdf

About the Department of Justice (Tasmania Legal Aid).DOCX

Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.docx

Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.pdf

FAQs Short Form Application.docx

FAQs Short Form Application.pdf

How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV. We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please note if you submit the details of your referees with your application the Selection Panel may contact them without notifying you.

Please apply online by clicking the blue 'Apply Now' button.

Refer to the 'Information for Applicants (DOJ)' document for further information. Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Department of Justice Recruitment Team on (03) 6165 4904.

For more information

Kristen Wylie

State Family Law Practice Manager

Phone: (03) 6432 5000

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