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Section Administrator | Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section and the Legal Practice Section

Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section

The Law Council’s Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section represents the interests of lawyers through committees and special interest groups in the areas of administrative law, commonwealth compensation and employment law, Federal Court liaison, Federal Magistrates Court liaison, Migration Law, AAT liaison, industrial law, class actions, and client legal privilege. The Section is frequently consulted on a wide range of issues by bodies including the Federal Court, Federal Magistrates Court, Department of Home Affairs, AAT, Fair Work Australia, Australian Law Reform Commission, Comcare, and the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. The Section organises periodic seminars and workshops, produces a newsletter for members, and maintains a CLPWatch website consisting of case notes on cases impacting on client legal privilege.
 

Legal Practice Section

The Legal Practice Section and its special interest groups provide assistance to lawyers in various areas of specialist practice, and in practice management. The Section encourages and promotes national uniformity of laws and procedural issues, most notably in relation to property law. The Section has special interest groups in the areas of legal practice management, consumer law, environmental law, insurance law, personal injuries, property law, and superannuation. The groups provide member newsletters and run periodic seminars and workshops along with major conferences on practice management, property, and superannuation.
 

The Section Administrator, Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section and Legal Practice Section, provides administrative support to these two Sections and acts as liaison between the Law Council Secretariat and the Sections as required. This role works in close collaboration with, and in accordance with the priorities of, the Chair of the Federal Litigation Section and the Chair of the Legal Practice Section.

Read the Position Description here.

To be successful in this role, you will possess:

  1. Demonstrated experience in an administrative role and the ability to organise meetings/events/projects/conferences.
  2. Demonstrated experience in providing administrative support for Executive and Committees, including preparation of agendas, elections, minutes of meetings and completing follow-up action in a timely manner.
  3. Demonstrated experience in MS Office, publishing tools and an ability to update websites.
  4. Proven time management and organisational skills with ability to manage competing priorities.
  5. Demonstrated exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills.
  6. Proven ability to undertake legal and information research and produce newsletters and reports that are clear, precise and accurate.
  7. Tertiary qualifications in either Administration or Law is highly regarded.
  8. Ability to undertake periodic travel.
  9.  An understanding of Australia’s legal and political systems and professional associations would be an advantage.
     

For further information please contact the HR Manager via email on employment@lawcouncil.asn.au.

To apply, please submit your application to employment@lawcouncil.asn.au with attached:

  • Cover letter (maximum one page); 
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria (maximum 4 pages); and
  • Current resume

The Law Council of Australia reserves the right to close the advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants. Law Council of Australia does not accept any unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Membership and Communications Coordinator | Family Law Section

The Law Council of Australia’s Family Law Section works co-operatively with elected representatives, policy makers, the courts, government agencies and numerous other bodies on a wide range of matters associated with the operation of family law.

The Section provides extensive and affordable continuing professional development and education programs to promote the highest technical standards and awareness of developments among the national legal profession.  It also prepares and disseminates publications and other information for those working in the family law arena and for the general community.

This role is responsible for membership coordination including applications and renewals, communications including publications and website and utilisation of membership, event and publication software. The FLS Membership and Communications Coordinator reports to and works in close co operation with the Director, Family Law Section and the FLS Administrative Coordinator.

The Membership and Communications Coordinator will also work closely with the FLS Executive, Members, the Law Council of Australia's Public Affairs and Communications Division and any external contractors and consultants engaged by the FLS relevant to the position. The role may from time to time need to be available to support the delivery of professional development events which will include sporadic interstate travel, and after hours and weekend work.

Read the Position Description here.

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following selection criteria:

  1. Previous experience in a membership, communications or marketing role.
  2. Experience working with data management and registration systems.
  3. A working knowledge of Joomla and/or ACY Mailing systems.
  4. Experience in Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign and Premiere Pro highly regarded.
  5. Experience in Content Management Systems including content coordination.
  6. High level writing and editing abilities.
  7. Demonstrated exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  8. Demonstrated reliability in meeting deadlines, setting realistic goals and prioritisation skills.

For further information abour the role, contact the HR Manager via email on employment@lawcouncil.asn.au.

To apply, please submit your application to employment@lawcouncil.asn.au with attached:

  • Cover letter (maximum one page);
  • Responses to Selection Criteria (maximum four pages); and
  • Current Resume

Law Council of Australia reserves the right to close the advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants. Law Council of Australia does not accept any unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 

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