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Careers

    Why work with Zaparas Lawyers?

    Over the last 40 years, Zaparas Lawyers have experienced tremendous growth and are now recognised as one of the strongest Plaintiff law firms in Victoria. With the volume of work forever increasing, an exciting career opportunity may be available for you.

    At Zaparas, your colleagues would be a dedicated and diverse group of lawyers, trainees, law clerks and support staff. Many speak a second language.

    A career at Zaparas Lawyers is unique and offers training, responsibility and autonomy required for your professional development. Through continuous learning and development programs and by giving you the opportunity to work with some of the best lawyers and barristers in the industry, we will work with you to achieve your full potential.

    Common to us all is a commitment to social justice and achieving outstanding results for our clients. We are family oriented and promote a healthy work-life balance and regular social activities.

    The common values that unite our workforce are:

    • Trust our family to care for you
    • What's important to you, is important to us
    • Respect drives our success

    If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@zaparaslaw.com.au.

    Vacant Positions

    Legal Assistant - WorkCover
    Full Time

    About Our Firm

    About Our Firm

    Founded in 1981, Zaparas Lawyers has a proud tradition of service as a family business supporting clients in compensable injury. Our strong Firm ethos is underscored by believing in a society where all individuals have appropriate redress when they suffer loss. In support of this ethos we do everything in our power to make the legal process as open, uncomplicated, and as non-frightening for our clients as possible. By providing the best advice we achieve just compensation for clients and earn a strong reputation in our field. Our firm has a genuine commitment and care for our people, our clients, and our community. 

    The Opportunity

    We are looking for multiple full-time Legal Assistants to join our WorkCover team at our Oakleigh office. 

    You will provide crucial administrative support by carrying out a range of secretarial tasks which will assist the functioning of one or more practice groups. You will be responsible for a range of legal support and administration accountabilities as assigned by your supervisors. These include but are not limited to:

    • Developing an understanding of the litigation procedures in the respective department.
    • Opening new files, preparing letters and correspondence, drafting medical-legal letters of instruction, compiling briefs and court documents
    • Compiling briefs and court documents.
    • File management - proactively liaising with the supervising solicitor and relevant parties to advance files.
    • General administration and filing.
    • Monitoring critical dates to ensure deadlines are met.
    • Maintain calendars and diary appointments.
    • Responding to general client and stakeholder enquiries via telephone and face to face.

    The Successful Applicant

    The Legal Assistant position at Zaparas will be both challenging and rewarding. We are looking for someone who:

    • Is a self-motivated individual who can work efficiently.
    • Has excellent communication skills and the ability to deal sensitively and confidently with clients.
    • Has great attention to detail and is able to complete tasks to a high standard.
    • Is a team player who is willing to share knowledge and help their peers.
    • Minimum 3 years previous experience in a recognised personal injury firm is desirable.
    • Experience working WorkCover preferred.

    Culture

    Zaparas is well known for our welcoming, collaborative and inclusive workplace culture founded on our firm values which are respect for others and self, honesty, integrity, and legal excellence. You will be working in a close-knit team with supportive and friendly supervisors. You will engage in meaningful work to bring positive change for our clients and exceed their expectations in delivering excellent legal client service. 

    Benefits 

    • Flexible work arrangements - one day working from home per week.
    • Access to a bonus structure for all our employees 
    • Career progression and learning and development opportunities.
    • Extensive health and wellbeing program including mental health awareness and mindfulness training, Employee Assistance Program, yearly flu shots, and skin checks.
    • Additional annual leave during the end of year shut down period.
    Junior Legal Assistant
    Full Time

    About Our Firm

    About Our Firm

    Founded in 1981, Zaparas Lawyers has a proud tradition of service as a family business supporting clients in compensable injury.  Our strong Firm ethos is underscored by believing in a society where all individuals have appropriate redress when they suffer loss.  In support of this ethos we do everything in our power to make the legal process as open, uncomplicated and as non-frightening for our clients as possible. By providing the best advice we achieve just compensation for clients and earn a strong reputation in our field.

    We are looking for a Junior Legal Assistant to join the WorkCover / Occupational Disease team in our Oakleigh office. We are looking for a committed full-time and part-time candidate.

    The Opportunity

    You will provide crucial administrative support by carrying out a range of secretarial tasks which will assist the functioning of one or more practice groups. You will be responsible for a range of legal support and administration accountabilities as assigned by your supervisors. These include but are not limited to:

    • Opening new files, preparing letters and correspondence, drafting medical-legal letters of instruction, compiling briefs and court documents.
    • File management - proactively liaising with the supervising solicitor and relevant parties to advance files.
    • General administration and filing.
    • Monitoring critical dates to ensure deadlines are met.
    • Diary management.
    • Handling general client and stakeholder enquiries via telephone and face to face.

    The Successful Applicant

    The Junior Legal Assistant position at Zaparas will be both challenging and rewarding. We are looking for someone who:

    • Is a self-motivated individual who can work efficiently.
    • Has excellent communication skills and the ability to deal sensitively and confidently with clients.
    • Has great attention to detail and is able to complete tasks to a high standard.
    • Is a team player who is willing to share knowledge and help their peers.
    • Relevant qualification in legal administration is desirable.

    Culture

    Zaparas is well known for our welcoming, collaborative and inclusive workplace culture founded on our firm values which are respect for others and self, honesty and integrity, and legal excellence. You will be working in a close-knit team with supportive and friendly supervisors. You will engage in meaningful work to bring positive change for our clients and exceed their expectations in delivery excellent legal client service. 

    Benefits 

    • Flexible work arrangements - one day working from home per week.
    • Career progression and learning and development opportunities.
    • Extensive health and well-being program including mental health awareness and mindfulness training, Employee Assistance Program, yearly flu shots and skin checks.
    • Additional annual leave during the end of year shut down period.
    Junior Legal Assistant
    Full Time

    About Our Firm

    About Our Firm

    Founded in 1981, Zaparas Lawyers has a proud tradition of service as a family business supporting clients in compensable injury. Our strong Firm ethos is underscored by believing in a society where all individuals have appropriate redress when they suffer loss. In support of this ethos we do everything in our power to make the legal process as open, uncomplicated, and as non-frightening for our clients as possible. By providing the best advice we achieve just compensation for clients and earn a strong reputation in our field. Our firm has a genuine commitment and care for our people, our clients, and our community. 

    The Opportunity

    We are looking for multiple full-time Legal Assistants to join our WorkCover team at our Oakleigh office. 

    You will provide crucial administrative support by carrying out a range of secretarial tasks which will assist the functioning of one or more practice groups. You will be responsible for a range of legal support and administration accountabilities as assigned by your supervisors. These include but are not limited to:

    • Developing an understanding of the litigation procedures in the respective department.
    • Opening new files, preparing letters and correspondence, drafting medical-legal letters of instruction, compiling briefs and court documents
    • Compiling briefs and court documents.
    • File management - proactively liaising with the supervising solicitor and relevant parties to advance files.
    • General administration and filing.
    • Monitoring critical dates to ensure deadlines are met.
    • Maintain calendars and diary appointments.
    • Responding to general client and stakeholder enquiries via telephone and face to face.

    The Successful Applicant

    The Legal Assistant position at Zaparas will be both challenging and rewarding. We are looking for someone who:

    • Is a self-motivated individual who can work efficiently.
    • Has excellent communication skills and the ability to deal sensitively and confidently with clients.
    • Has great attention to detail and is able to complete tasks to a high standard.
    • Is a team player who is willing to share knowledge and help their peers.
    • Minimum 3 years previous experience in a recognised personal injury firm is desirable.
    • Experience working WorkCover preferred.

    Culture

    Zaparas is well known for our welcoming, collaborative and inclusive workplace culture founded on our firm values which are respect for others and self, honesty, integrity, and legal excellence. You will be working in a close-knit team with supportive and friendly supervisors. You will engage in meaningful work to bring positive change for our clients and exceed their expectations in delivering excellent legal client service. 

    Benefits 

    • Flexible work arrangements - one day working from home per week.
    • Access to a bonus structure for all our employees 
    • Career progression and learning and development opportunities.
    • Extensive health and wellbeing program including mental health awareness and mindfulness training, Employee Assistance Program, yearly flu shots, and skin checks.
    • Additional annual leave during the end of year shut down period.

     

    Senior Legal Assistant
    Full Time

    Senior Legal Assistant – Personal Injury

    About Our Firm

    Senior Legal Assistant – Personal Injury

    About Our Firm

    Founded in 1981, Zaparas Lawyers has a proud tradition of service as a family business supporting clients in compensable injury.  Our strong Firm ethos is underscored by believing in a society where all individuals have appropriate redress when they suffer loss.  In support of this ethos we do everything in our power to make the legal process as open, uncomplicated and as non-frightening for our clients as possible. By providing the best advice we achieve just compensation for clients and earn a strong reputation in our field. A challenging opportunity has arisen for a full time Senior Legal Assistant to join our growing WorkCover team.

    The Opportunity

    You will be responsible for carrying out a range of secretarial tasks and higher end legal support duties as assigned by your supervisor. This include but not limit to:

    • Opening new files, preparing letters and correspondence, drafting medical legal letters of instruction, compiling briefs and court documents.
    • File management - proactively liaising with the supervising solicitor and relevant parties to advance files.
    • Developing and maintaining billing systems.
    • Monitoring critical dates to ensure deadlines are met.
    • Diary management
    • Handling general client requests and other in-bound callers via telephone and face to face.
    • Assisting with project work and in training of legal assistants where necessary.

    The Successful Applicant

    The Senior Legal Assistant position at Zaparas will be both challenging and rewarding. We are looking for someone with a strong legal background who wants to step up in a senior role which will provide variety in their daily work.

    • You are a self-motivated individual who can work efficiently with minimal supervision
    • You have excellent communication skills and the ability to deal sensitively and confidently with clients.
    • You have great attention to details and is able to complete tasks to a high standard.
    • You are a team player who is willing to share knowledge and help your peers.
    • Minimum 5 years previous experience in a recognised personal injury firm.

    Culture

    Zaparas is well known for our welcoming, collaborative and inclusive workplace culture founded on our firm values which are respect for others and self, honesty, integrity, and legal excellence. You will be working in a close-knit team with supportive and friendly supervisors. You will engage in meaningful work to bring positive change for our clients and exceed their expectations in delivery excellent legal client service. 

    Benefits 

    • Flexible work arrangements - one day working from home per week.
    • Career progression and learning and development opportunities.
    • Extensive health and well-being program including mental health awareness and mindfulness training, Employee Assistance Program, yearly flu shots and skin checks.
    • Additional annual leave during the end of year shut down period.
    Senior Legal Assistant - Work Cover / Occupational Disease
    Full Time

    Senior Legal Assistant – Personal Injury - WorkCover and Occupational Disease

    About Our Firm

    Senior Legal Assistant – Personal Injury - WorkCover and Occupational Disease

    About Our Firm

    Founded in 1981, Zaparas Lawyers has a proud tradition of service as a family business supporting clients in compensable injury.  Our strong Firm ethos is underscored by believing in a society where all individuals have appropriate redress when they suffer loss.  In support of this ethos we do everything in our power to make the legal process as open, uncomplicated, and as non-frightening for our clients as possible. By providing the best advice we achieve just compensation for clients and earn a strong reputation in our field.

    We are looking for full-time Senior Legal Assistant to join the WorkCover / Occupational Disease team at our Oakleigh office.

    You will be responsible for carrying out a range of secretarial tasks and higher end legal support duties as assigned by your supervisor. This include but not limit to:

    • Solid understanding of the litigation procedures associated to WorkCover and Occupational Disease.
    • Opening new files, preparing letters and correspondence, drafting medical legal letters of instruction, compiling briefs and court documents.
    • File management - proactively liaising with the supervising solicitor and relevant parties to advance files.
    • Ability to conduct research and investigate clients' terminal and/or progressive conditions. 
    • Developing and maintaining billing systems.
    • Monitoring critical dates to ensure deadlines are met.
    • Diary management
    • Handling general client requests and other in-bound callers via telephone and face to face.
    • Assisting with project work and in training of legal assistants where necessary.

    The Successful Applicant

    The Senior Legal Assistant position at Zaparas will be both challenging and rewarding. We are looking for someone with a strong legal background who wants to step up in a senior role which will provide variety in their daily work.

    • You are a self-motivated individual who can work efficiently with minimal supervision.
    • You have excellent communication skills and the ability to deal sensitively and confidently with clients.
    • You have great attention to detail and are able to complete tasks to a high standard.
    • You are a team player who is willing to share knowledge and deliver exceptional client service to clients.
    • Background in science/medical/research preferable but not essential. 
    • Minimum 5 years previous experience in a recognised personal injury firm.

    Culture

    Zaparas is well known for our welcoming, collaborative and inclusive workplace culture founded on our firm values which are respect for others and self, honesty, integrity, and legal excellence. You will be working in a close-knit team with supportive and friendly supervisors. You will engage in meaningful work to bring positive change for our clients and exceed their expectations in delivery excellent legal client service. 

    Benefits 

    • Flexible work arrangements - one day working from home per week.
    • Career progression and learning and development opportunities.
    • Extensive health and well-being program including mental health awareness and mindfulness training, Employee Assistance Program, yearly flu shots and skin checks.
    • Additional annual leave during the end of year shut down period.