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Tasmanian Government

Legal Secretary (356952)

Department of Justice
Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

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Position details

Award/Classification:Tasmanian State Service Award - General Stream Band 2
Salary:$52,926.00 to $57,155.00 per annum
Employment Type: Fixed-term, full-time
Region: South

Period of Appointment

Fixed-term full-time for a period of 2 years.


  1.  Provide Mental Health Law secretarial and administrative functions for legal practitioners to ensure best practice delivery of services to clients.
  2. Be the first point of contact between Mental Health practitioners and clients, members of the public, legal profession and staff in other government agencies and instrumentalities, and receive all mail and incoming telephone calls on behalf of the Commission’s Mental Health and Civil Law practice.
  3. Provide secretarial and administrative support in the Commission's Mental Health and Disability Unit including:

a)  the maintenance of practitioners’ files within the Commission’s computer system, resubmit systems, diary and any other systems used for support of the in-house Mental Health and Civil Law practice;

(b)  the carrying out of electronic lodgement of application forms for legal assistance, electronic claims on behalf of Mental Health and Civil Law practitioners and disbursement invoices, and electronic closing of files on completion of each matter;

(c)  Produce and process confidential documents and correspondence using a broad range of computer software, audio equipment and word processing systems. 

  1. At the direction of the Civil Practice Manager, perform such other secretarial or administrative functions in other business units of the Commission as required.

Desirable Requirements

Significant current secretarial experience in the Mental Health Civil Law jurisdiction or in a similar or related setting.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File Statement of Duties (356952) Legal Secretary.docx

Download File Statement of Duties (356952) Legal Secretary.pdf

Download File Information for Applicants (Aug13).doc

Download File Information for Applicants (Aug13).pdf

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please click the blue Apply Now button. If you apply online please do not send a hard copy application as well.


Post your application with the following application form to:

Human Resources
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825

Download File Application for Employment (Form 201).DOCX

Download File Application for Employment (Form 201).pdf

For more information

Karen Gillie 
Assistant to the Director

Phone (03) 6236 3820


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