Careers

    Why work with Zaparas Lawyers?

    Over the last 36 years, Zaparas Lawyers have experienced tremendous growth and are now recognised as one of the strongest Plaintiff law firms in Victoria. With the volume of work forever increasing, an exciting career opportunity may be available for you.

    At Zaparas, your colleagues would be a dedicated and diverse group of lawyers, trainees, law clerks and support staff. Many speak a second language.

    A career at Zaparas Lawyers is unique and offers training, responsibility and autonomy required for your professional development. Through continuous learning and development programs and by giving you the opportunity to work with some of the best lawyers and barristers in the industry, we will work with you to achieve your full potential.

    Common to us all is a commitment to social justice and achieving outstanding results for our clients. We are family oriented and promote a healthy work-life balance and regular social activities.

    The common values that unite our workforce are:

    • Trust our family to care for you
    • What's important to you, is important to us
    • Respect drives our success

    If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@zaparaslaw.com.au.

    Vacant Positions

    Legal Assistant and Junior Legal Assistant (Oakleigh)
    Full Time
    Join the Zaparas family with a number of exciting opportunities available for legal assistants in our Oakleigh office.

    About our firm

    Founded in 1981, Zaparas Lawyers has a proud tradition of service as a family business supporting clients in with compensable injury. Our strong firm ethos is underscored by believing in a society where all individuals have appropriate redress when they suffer loss. In support of this ethos we do everything in our power to make the legal process as open, uncomplicated and as non-frightening for our clients as possible. By providing the best advice we achieve just compensation for clients and earn a strong reputation in our field.

    We have multiple Legal Assistant and Junior Legal Assistant positions available in the WorkCover, TAC and superannuation departments in our head office located in the heart of Oakleigh. We are looking for committed full time candidates.

    The opportunity

    You will provide crucial administrative support by carrying out a range of secretarial tasks which will assist the functioning of one or more practice groups. You will be responsible for a range of legal support and administration accountabilities as assigned by your supervisors. These include but are not limited to:

    • Opening new files, preparing letters and correspondence, drafting medicolegal letters of instruction, compiling briefs and court documents.
    • File management - proactively liaising with the supervising solicitor and relevant parties to advance files.
    • General administration and filing.
    • Developing and maintaining billing systems.
    • Monitoring critical dates to ensure deadlines are met.
    • Diary management.
    • Handling general client and stakeholder enquiries via telephone, face to face and email.

    The successful applicant

    The Legal Assistant position at Zaparas Lawyers will be both rewarding and challenging. We are looking for someone who:

    • Is a self-motivated individual who can work efficiently.
    • Has excellent communication skills and the ability to deal sensitively and confidently with clients.
    • Has great attention to detail and is able to complete tasks to a high standard.
    • Is a team player who is willing to share knowledge and help their peers.
    • Previous experience in a recognised personal injury firm or a relevant qualification in legal administration is desirable.

    What's on offer

    You will be working in a close-knit team with supportive and friendly supervising lawyers. Your work will be truly rewarding and have a positive impact on the lives of our clients. We have a great culture that recognises and rewards our employees. You will have the opportunity to grow your careers in a thriving firm.

    How to apply

    If you think this is the job that you have been searching for, please click "Apply" today.

    Due to the practicalities recruiting for such a role, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.