Career Opportunities at Dewhirst Law
Legal - reception/para legal/admin
Key role - front desk; first impressions matter
Join us for this great career opportunity.
You will be required to work with our team and our clients, and will need to be self-motivated, efficient and reliable.
A positive and confident attitude, a willingness to assist others and the ability to learn on the job, and yes, a sense of humor are highly desirable.
This role could suit a person willing to work in a split admin/legal role.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
We are looking for someone with some or all of the following attributes, and who is motivated to learn.
Customer service or relationship management
Legal assistant experience or previous legal experience
Precise and effective communication and organizational skills, proficiency with IT/Microsoft Office suite
Have the ability to work under pressure and to short deadlines
Have the ability to work in a team environment and be able to provide input, whilst having the ability to work independently and efficiently
A willingness to learn and develop within a diverse environment
The application form will include these questions:
Do you have experience in administration?
Do you have customer service experience?
Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
How would you rate your English language skills?
Relevant New Zealand experience A MUST
Family lawyer – Whanganui - the position is for an experienced family lawyer reporting to our senior lawyers in Whanganui. Legal aid and Court experience preferred.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Family Court/general practise lawyer
Preferably 3+ PQE
Strong analytical, written and advocacy skills and the ability to communicate in plain English
Experience in managing own clients and matters through to completion
Familiarity with asset structuring, and relationship property
Some general litigation experience (Family Protection Act/Estate litigation, care of children, asset protection matters)
Strong legal research skills
Familiarity with general practice including drafting wills, liaising with clients for succession plans, conveyancing
Legal Aid Approval (lead provider status would be preferable).