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
Full Time
Join the firm as a legal assistant in close-knit team with two supportive and friendly supervising lawyers.

About Our Firm

Founded in 1981, Zaparas Lawyers has a proud tradition of service as a family business supporting clients in 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. A great opportunity has arisen for a full time Legal Assistant to join our growing Firm.

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 medical legal 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 and face to face.

The Successful Applicant

The Legal Assistant position at Zaparas will be both challenging and rewarding. 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 TAFE qualification in legal administration is desirable.

What's On Offer

You will be working in a close-knit team with two supportive and friendly supervising lawyers. Your work will have a positive impact on the lives of our clients. We have a great culture that recognises and rewards our employees. You can continue to grow with a growing firm.

How To Apply

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Senior Legal Assistant - Oakleigh
Full Time
Due to rapid growth a new position has become available for an experienced Senior Legal Assistant to join our TAC team.

Founded in 1981, Zaparas Lawyers are personal injury experts in WorkCover, TAC, Public Liability, Superannuation and Asbestos related claims.

We believe in a society where all individuals have appropriate redress when they suffer an injury. Our team of compassionate and diligent lawyers are doing everything possible to maximise fair and just compensation for our clients.

Due to our rapid growth, a vacancy has become available for a legal assistant to join our professional and supportive TAC division.

As a full time, Senior Legal Assistant in our TAC department at Zaparas Lawyers, your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Having a comprehensive understanding of the litigation procedures in the respective department.
  • Carrying out a variety of secretarial and administrative tasks as assigned by the supervising Lawyer.
  • Overseeing the practice of their supervising Lawyer with minimal supervision.
  • Managing file flow.
  • Monitoring of upcoming critical dates.
  • Having superior communication skills and the ability to deal sensitively and confidently with clients.
  • Assisting with client requests and other in-bound callers such as medical and health providers, barristers etc. via telephone and face-to-face. Role does not provide legal advice to clients.
  • Quality and quantity of tasks such as letters and briefs meeting standards expected – appropriate format of letters and emails.
  • Effective interactions with stakeholders (internal and external) including clients.
  • Relate, receive and convey files are maintained to a high standard (paper and electronic), enabling key personnel to access complete information readily.
  • Prepare court documents, letter and briefs.

A career at Zaparas Lawyers is unique and offers responsibility and autonomy required for your professional development.

We take a genuine interest in providing the best possible outcomes for our clients and frequently go the 'extra mile' to help them achieve their desired outcome. If you believe that you have what it takes to thrive in this position, we encourage you to apply at recruitment@zaparaslaw.com.au.

Legal secretarial experience including working in the personal injury area preferred.

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

Remember to attach a cover letter with your CV. Once we receive your CV, you will be notified via email.