Paralegal – Review Advice and Casework Service – Randwick NSW

The primary focus of the position is to provide paralegal and administrative support to the solicitors at RACS.

The Paralegal will report to the Supervising Solicitor or Coordinator supervising the relevant project and must carry out their duties in accordance with RACS’ policies and funding guidelines.

The RACS working environment can be high-volume and the Paralegal must be highly skilled in managing time and priorities.

The Paralegal’s principal duties are: managing referrals from caseworkers, other welfare agencies and directly from clients; completing client intake and taking instructions from clients as required; liaising with clients and agencies to obtain all necessary documents and information to enable effective provision of legal advice and/or assistance; providing scripted advice to clients; preparing and reviewing briefs, letters and documentation as instructed; liaising with sector partners and other stakeholders; undertaking legal research and keeping up to date with case law developments as requested; managing a large volume of client data and documentation in line with legal requirements including file management; and keeping comprehensive records and tracking clients’ progress and time limits as arising.

How to apply

To apply, send your cover letter addressing the selection criteria in full and a CV to Kerrith Sowden at Due to the urgency of this recruitment, you are encouraged to apply early. Interviews will be held ASAP with a view to commence at RACS as soon as practicably. Please note that decisions may be made prior to the close of applications should an appropriate candidate be found. RACS is committed to working together to achieve a more inclusive community. Our workplace strives to be one that embraces and celebrates diversity and the wide range of skills, expertise and experience we can all bring to strengthen our dynamic, collaborative and responsive environment. RACS encourages people from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those that identify as part of  the LGBTIQA+ community, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities. RACS strongly welcomes applications from those with the lived expertise of displacement and seeking asylum, including those on temporary visas.