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Legal Secretary (356794)


Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements. Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Period of Appointment

Fixed term - full time for 2 years

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight - flexible options available. 


  • Co-ordinate the secretarial and administrative functions of the Safe At Home Program to ensure smooth delivery of services to clients of the program.

  • Be the first point of contact between clients, members of the public, legal profession and staff in other government agencies and instrumentalities and the assigned practitioners, and receive all mail and e-mail and incoming telephone calls.

  • Provide secretarial and administrative support including:

    • the maintenance of individual practitioners’ files within TLA’s computer system, resubmit systems, diary and any other systems used for support of the in-house legal practice.

    • produce and process confidential documents and correspondence using a broad range of computer software, digital audio equipment and word processing systems.

  • Perform such other secretarial or administrative functions in appropriate areas of the TLA as required.

Desirable Requirements

  • Significant current experience in the area of family law as a legal secretary.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

 Statement of Duties (356794) Legal Secretary (January 2021).docx

 Statement of Duties (356794) Legal Secretary (January 2021).pdf

 FAQs Short Form Application.docx

 FAQs Short Form Application.pdf

 Information for Applicants (Legal Aid).doc

 Information for Applicants (Legal Aid).pdf

How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV.

Please note that we do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please apply online by clicking the blue 'Apply Now' button.

Refer to the 'Information for Applicants (DOJ)' document for further information. Please note attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Department of Justice Recruitment Team on (03) 6165 4914.

For more information

Margaret Chandler
Safe at Home Practice Manager
Email: margaret.chandler@legalaid.tas.gov.au
Phone: (03) 6236 3800