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Position Available – Paralegal/Legal Secretary – Family Law

Paralegal/Legal Secretary – Family Law

Paralegal/Legal Secretary required with a minimum of 2 years experience in a family law role required for small firm in Gosford.

This role includes:

  • Prepare and edit documents and correspondence
  • Diary management
  • Client liaison
  • File management
  • Preparing Briefs and court documents
  • Liaising with barristers and court staff
  • Time recording and billing
  • Use of LEAP software and Microsoft Outlook

You will work closely with a Solicitor and other support staff.  You will possess an ability to prioritise your workload and will be required to work with minimum supervision.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Send your resume to enq@ccfl.com.au

Junior Position Available – Conditsis

POSITION FOR JUNIOR LAWYER

Conditsis Lawyers is one of the Central Coasts’ premier firms.

We are presently seeking to appoint a junior lawyer to assist senior lawyers and to conduct non-complex matters autonomously.

The role will have a particular focus on Family Law, so the applicant will need to have an enthusiastic interest in that area of law.

Duties will include:
1. Assisting senior lawyers advocates in the conduct of Family Law matters in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court;
2. Conduct of Family Law matters, including defended hearings [with supervision];
3. Appearing on mentions in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court;
4. Legal research;
5. Conferencing clients to take instructions; and
6. Drafting affidavits and court documents [under supervision].

The attributes we are looking for are:
1. Experience preferred but not essential;
2. Highly developed analytical ability;
3. Good oral and written communication skills;
4. Passion for the law, and Family Law in particular;
5. Good organisational ability;
6. Ability to treat clients with respect and empathy, irrespective of the allegations made against them;
7. Willingness to contribute to the firms marketing; and
8. Energy and enthusiasm.

This is a rare opportunity offering mentoring and development, as well as great long-term prospects for the right candidate.

If you think that you fit the bill, we would love to hear from you.

Please email all applications to Ms Kerrie Bagnell to: enquiry@conditsis.com

Jerome Doraisamy – Dinner at the Savoy

We held our first dinner for 2019 at The Savoy, Long Jetty on Wednesday 27 March 2019, which was sponsored by the Young Lawyers. The guest speaker was Jerome Doraisamy, who spoke eloquently, and knowledgably about the need for all of us to look after our own mental health and wellbeing. Jerome himself has suffered his own mental health problems from being in a very stressful environment, so he spoke from experience. There was a very good turnout – about 60 or so attendees, and it was a very enjoyable night. The venue was something quite different, being the old picture theatre, and Michael Williams remembered seeing Jason and the Argonauts when the theatre was open in the 1960s, and Michael Nash recalled seeing Ben Hur. The venue catered very well with the drinks and food, including delicious pizzas. Thanks to Taylor Marks and Nick Fagan for organising the event.

September Dinner – Michelle McMahon Barrister

Michelle McMahon Barrister from 6 St James Hall Chambers addressed the Central Coast Law Society on Scope and Limitation of the Home Building Act and provided us with an update on Parsons and Anor & Masson [2018] FamCAFC 115 on Wednesday 19 September 2018 at the Member’s Dinner at Bamvino.

Pictured above is Michelle McMahon, Barrister; Kim Healy, Secretary of Central Coast Law Society; Rosemary Long, President of Central Coast Law Society and Val Richardson, Committee Member of Central Coast Law Society.

Immediate Past President of Law Society of NSW Pauline Wright (middle) with Central Coast Young Lawyers Representatives Michelle Meares (left) and Taylor Marks (right)

Central Coast Young Lawyers Networking

In August 2018 our Central Coast Young Lawyers held a networking event at the Tame Fox in Erina.

Immediate Past President of the NSW Law Society and Central Coast Lawyer Pauline Wright was the guest speaker providing our members with an insight into her journey from being a young lawyer to president of the Law Society. Pauline Wright is pictured above with Central Coast Young Lawyers Representatives Michelle Meares – left and Taylor Marks – right.

There is a closed Facebook Group for Central Coast Young Lawyers and an email list. If you would like to join and come along to our next event, please email either of the Central Coast Young Lawyers Representatives Taylor Marks at taylorm.ccyl@gmail.com or Michelle Meares at mmeares@wattsmccray.com.au.

Save Our Kids Suicide Project

On 22 May 2018, Rosemary Long, the President of the Central Coast Law Society (CCLS) and Val Richardson, one of our long standing Committee members, handed over a cheque for $2850.00 to Lester Pearson who is the team chair of Gosford North Rotary Save Our Kids (SOKS) suicide prevention project, to enable SOKS to provide three Mind Your Sports Mates courses.

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Bay to Bay – Central Coast Spirit

The Central Coast Law Society entered an enthusiastic team of lawyers and support staff from firms across the Central Coast in the annual Bay to Bay Fun Run on Sunday 17 June 2018 in support for charity.

The 12 km run from Woy Woy to Gosford on a rather chilly morning had over 30 participants from the Law Society Team wearing Central Coast Law Society t-shirts and one participant Louise McDonald who ran the 21 km marathon.

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Buying or Selling a Home

Buying or selling a home

A solicitor is invaluable to protect your interests they are highly qualified professionals who know your business and your local area. A solicitor will:

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