Paralegal - Sydney

Carter Newell has a great opportunity available for a penultimate year law student to join our Sydney office as a part-time Paralegal

The Firm

Carter Newell Lawyers is an award-winning specialist law firm providing legal advice to Australian and international corporate clients. Founded in 1989, we are proud to celebrate 34 years of experience and service to our clients in 2023.

We recognise the importance of offering our staff not only the best work in our specialist areas, but also a culture which embraces flexibility, individuality, integrity and education. At Carter Newell, we encourage the best use of all skills and experience of our staff, providing greater efficiency and overall job satisfaction. Our strong culture is the backbone of our success, supported by the firm’s values.

The Position

Carter Newell has a great opportunity available for a Paralegal to join our Sydney team working across Financial Lines, Property & Injury Liability, Corporate and Construction & Engineering. 

The role seeks a candidate who is keen to develop further in the legal industry under the guidance and supervision of experienced practitioners.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Actively seeking professional guidance and development from work authors where appropriate
  • Work with Solicitors to successfully operate files and client management
  • Prepare general correspondence, court documents and briefs to Counsel
  • Compile documents for Court filing
  • Legal research and summaries
  • Provide support to Solicitors and Legal Secretaries
  • Achieve goals in accordance with targets set
  • General adhoc tasks

Person specification / attributes

This role would suit a candidate in their penultimate year of their law degree with a strong academic record and a keen interest in insurance law. You will be available to work two days per week in our Sydney CBD office whilst balancing your study commitments. You have highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills, strong attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication skills.


At Carter Newell we are a professional team and have a strong client focus, but we love to have some fun along the way. We are proud to reward our employees with additional benefits and services that contribute to a balanced work environment. Some of the benefits include flexible working options, firm sports teams and activities, regular social events and a monthly recognition program. If you embrace firm culture, pursue excellence and have a passion for what you do, you will excel in a career at Carter Newell

How to Apply

If this role sounds like you, please fill your details in the 'Apply Now' section below and submit your resume, cover letter and academic record.

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