Legal Assistant

Posted on Apr 12, 2024 | by Nikolovski Lawyers

For 25 years the Nikolovski Lawyers team has been committed to achieving excellence with compassion for our clients.

We are looking for highly-driven and compassionate Legal Assistants to join our Personal Injury or Family Law teams. 

The role is full-time, although we will consider 4 days per week or equivalent (30 hours split over multiple days) for the right candidates to accommodate your study program. The role is based at our Wollongong office.

The Day-To-Day

A Legal Assistant is the entry position into our firm. You will be a full member of our team assisting one-to-two lawyers with their file load, and develop the essential practical experience, professional skills and working knowledge to flourish in the law.

You will:

– Coordinate all aspects of appointments, meetings, and calls.

– Manage complex calendars on an ongoing basis.

– Manage, sort, and collate incoming correspondence.

– Be the key point of communication on behalf of the lawyers you assist, liaising with external legal professionals, barristers, and most importantly our clients.

– Review files and documents and assist with drafting correspondence, briefs, pleadings and more.

– Assist lawyers with the day-to-day running and administration of their files.

The successful candidates will go through a formal training program and will become part of an inclusive and collegial team. In the role you will develop:

– Experience in litigation practice (Personal Injury assistants).

– Experience dealing with clients and their expectations.

– Build your communication skills with clients and other lawyers.

– Liaise with Counsel, medical professionals, and other experts.

– Develop your legal writing skills.

– Learn and hone forensic skills as you assist the lawyers.

This is a great opportunity to work in a modern, cutting-edge legal office, while still enjoying a friendly environment that invests in you and the development of these skills that will hold you in good stead in practice.

We have a formal progression plan in place for those that shine and see themselves as future legal practitioners in the highly-technical worlds of personal injury litigation and family law.

About You

Required skills:

– 1+ years experience in a legal setting   

– Strong organisational skills

– Strong verbal and written communication skills

– Ability to work autonomously and manage competing priorities

– High level of professional integrity and confidentiality

– Courtesy and good etiquette

Desirable, but not required:

– Be working towards a related undergraduate or postgraduate degree with a strong academic record

– Previous work experience in law

– Experience using LEAP Legal software or similar

About Us

At Nikolovski Lawyers, our focus is on the people around us – the communities in Wollongong as well as the South Coast, Southern Highlands, Sydney and beyond. We strive to provide high quality legal work and support for those members of our community that have entrusted us with a significant matter in their lives. Our highly experienced team specialises in a range of legal services including Compensation, Family, Employment, Property and Immigration Law.

Some benefits include:

– A brand new, state-of-the-art office space at Lang’s Corner in the heart of the Wollongong CBD – just a stone’s throw from some of the region’s best dining, shopping, and beaches

– A vibrant and youthful workplace with a great culture

– Willing mentors and some of the region’s most talented and experienced lawyers and business leaders

– Professional development and opportunities for progression

– Many prior Legal Assistants have grown into roles as Lawyers, Associates and Senior Associates who start their careers with a sound basis of practical experience and knowledge in their field of practice

– A generous remuneration package commensurate with your level of expertise and skill

– Ability to move into different areas of law

To Apply

To apply, send an email to and make sure to include:

– Resume/CV;

– Cover Letter; and

– Academic Transcript (for current law students)

You can also apply via Seek.

At Nikolovski Lawyers we pride ourselves on creating a passionate and collegial team. Due to the high number of applicants we receive, we only consider applications including a cover letter. It is your opportunity to let us know why you are interested in our firm, your interests and ambitions, and more about yourself (like hobbies, availability, why you are looking to change roles, etc). Please also note your preference for Personal Injury, Family Law (or if you have no preference between the two).

Email any questions to the Hiring Manager for this position, Georgia, at

All applications are strictly confidential and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Interview Process

If you are a fitting candidate someone from our office will reach out to you. This will be a quick chat to go over your resume and arrange a time to interview with us. This is typically a two-step interview process with Associate and Principal Lawyers – and a great opportunity for you to see our office and meet some of our team!

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Get in touch to request a free 30 minute consultation and to speak to one of our expert family lawyers for guidance. We can discuss your legal obligations, as well as an overview of how to best approach your individual situation.