Division:  Crown Solicitor's Office

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000

Req ID:  50998

Are you a current law student or graduate? We are pro-actively creating a register of candidates interested in Paralegal opportunities at the CSO. Applications are invited from high achieving law students who have completed the second year of a Law Degree and are seeking practical experience within a legal office. We are currently in the process of collecting a list of individuals who are interested in potential future opportunities within our organization. At this stage, there may not be specific vacancies available. However, we welcome individuals who are passionate about contributing to our team to express their interest by submitting their details.


Salary Classification: Clerk General Scale (Base Salary of $53,168 to $57,821 (remuneration package valued up to $64,667)

Employment Status: Temporary Employment


An exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience working for the largest provider of legal services to the NSW Government and its agencies. Applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, have an eye for detail and accuracy, have good technology skills and be able to work in a team-based environment.


About the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office 
The NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office (CSO) provides high quality and cost-effective legal services to the NSW Government and its agencies. As a trusted legal advisor to the NSW Government, our principal role is to advise and represent agencies so that they can deliver policies, programs and projects in a lawful, effective and efficient manner.


We act with integrity and professional independence, guided by the government sector core values. We are focused on providing excellent client service and promoting a culture of continuous improvement. 


For more information about the CSO, visit the CSO website 


About the role:

As a paralegal at the CSO, you will be responsible for providing legal and administrative support to a practice group’s solicitors and other team members to contribute to and support the efficient and effective delivery of legal services.


Essential requirements: 

  • Completion of the second year of a Law Degree. 

Being vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and providing evidence of that vaccination prior to commencing duty at the Crown Solicitor’s Office is a condition of employment unless you are unable to be vaccinated because of a medical contraindication. (Note: COVID-19 vaccine means a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of the Commonwealth for use as a vaccine against COVID-19)


Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the key accountabilities and pre-established standards (capability, knowledge and experience) when preparing their resume or curriculum vitae and cover letter.


Applicants must complete the online application form including:

  • Responses to the pre-screening questions
  • An up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae, which clearly details their capabilities, knowledge and experience relevant to this role
  • A cover letter, no longer than two pages that captures how their skills and experience are relevant and suit the role
  • A copy of Qualifications (if applicable).


Please Note:

  • Incomplete applications cannot be comparatively assessed and are unlikely to progress to the next stage (this includes responses to targeted questions).
  • All documents should be submitted in MS Office 2003-2013 or PDF format.
  • The selection process will include a range of capability-based assessments, including an interview to assist in determining the applicant’s suitability for the role.


For more information to support you in the application process, please follow the links below:

Role Description

About the Crown Solicitor's Office

Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service

The completeness and relevance of your application will determine if your application progresses to the next stage.


CSO's commitment to diversity and flexibility
At CSO, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our organisation and we are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects our diverse society.

We believe that flexibility and a healthy life-work balance contributes to our success and the overall wellbeing of our people. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and we are committed to offering flexible working arrangements where practicable.

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.


Flexible working
The CSO has adopted a teams-based approach to flexible working. We recognise that everyone has different needs and preferences, and our flexible work culture allows you to adapt your work routine to suit you. We're all about flexibility, productivity and driving good client outcomes.

We have generous leave provisions available for our employees that acknowledge individual preferences and responsibilities including

  • up to 20 days recreation leave and 18 days flex leave /annum
  • up to 15 days sick leave and 2.5 days emergency/carers leave / annum
  • up to 20 days purchased leave / annum
  • up to 4 hours per week of study time

Balanced parental leave provisions including 14 weeks maternity leave and 2 weeks parental leave for parents without primary responsibility is also available. 


How we support health & wellbeing:

  • We offer an Employee assistance program to support the wellbeing of employees in the workplace and in their personal live - Our employees and their family members can seek advice and assistance to make general enhancements in their lives, or when they need extra support or are experiencing difficult circumstances. Coaching and advice is also available on a range of wellbeing areas including mental health, relationships, friendships, sleep, nutrition, or managing finances.
    Additional coaching services are also available for people leaders and executives to learn and implement best practices to manage their team's wellbein
  • Flu Vaccination program
  • Fitness passport program - discounted workplace health and fitness program available staff and their families


If you require a reasonable adjustment to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.







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