Register your interest - Legal Secretary

Division:  Crown Solicitor's Office

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000

Req ID:  51423

We are seeking enthusiastic legal support staff at various levels who are keen to learn and are interested in a career in a professional legal office. Register your interest and the team will reach out to you when there is a vacancy that matches your skills and experience. 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.


Employment Status: Temporary Employment

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 Legal Support Team 

As a member of the legal support team, you will receive on-the-job training and gain experience in all relevant aspects of legal practice administration.  You will work in a friendly, supportive team environment where you will be mentored by the Legal Support Manager to assist and support you in the development of your skills and experience.  Our legal secretaries provide legal secretarial support to solicitors in a specialist legal practice group and undertake a range of administrative tasks to ensure that solicitors are fully supported in the delivery of legal services to clients. 


We have 3 secretarial roles in our Legal Support Team: 

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

Legal Secretary   (Salary Classification: Clerk Grade 1/ 2 (Base Salary of $67,975 to 73,901 (remuneration package valued up to $82,651))

Senior Legal Secretary   (Salary Classification: Clerk Grade 3/4 (Base Salary of $75,992  to $83,211  (remuneration package valued up to $93,063))



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:

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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