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All roles currently available at the Australian Lawyers Alliance are advertised below. 

Policy/Marketing Assistant

The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) is a national membership association of legal professionals working to promote access to justice and the rights of the individual. Policy and advocacy are an integral part of our strategy to influence law reform in line with organisational priorities. This strategy requires creative marketing. We are seeking an enthusiastic Policy/Marketing Assistant to support the work of the Legal and Policy Adviser and other staff members to promote our work both within and outside the ALA.

As the Policy/Marketing Assistant, you would be responsible for:

  • Assisting with creating and sending correspondence and parliamentary submissions;
  • Communicating with ALA members and external committees about current inquiries;
  • Some legal research and legal editing;
  • Preparing the weekly ALA newsletter (ALAn);
  • Assisting with direct email and mail communications;
  • Uploading and managing website content;
  • Creating engaging marketing copy;
  • Creating relevant website graphics, email headers and flyers;
  • Creating and executing campaigns to increase member engagement, event registrations and brand awareness; and
  • Administrative support as necessary.

Skills/experience desired:

  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Editing expertise (legal editing experience preferred);
  • Ability to take initiative;
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities;
  • Experience analysing ROI of marketing campaigns;
  • Experience with social media campaigns and associated metrics;
  • Flexible and friendly attitude.

We value work/life balance and professional excellence. This role would suit someone with experience as an executive assistant in a busy legal or marketing practice with a genuine interest in the work of the ALA.

Please send a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) addressing the selection criteria, and resume, to Richard Trim, General Manager at enquiries@lawyersalliance.com.au by 15 December 2017. 

Publications Assistant

The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) is a national membership association of legal professionals working to promote access to justice and the rights of the individual. Our members specialise in areas ranging from personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical negligence, motor vehicle accidents, insurance and catastrophic injury to the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, counter-terrorism laws, financial services and royal commissions. We publish a weekly e-newsletter, Australian Lawyers Alliance News (ALAn) for members, a blog called Opinion and a bi-monthly magazine, Precedent.

Precedent is one of the ALA’s flagship membership offerings and a key tool for attracting and retaining members.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Publications Assistant to support the work of the Publications Manager. The role would suit a recent law graduate or someone returning to work who is interested in all aspects of legal publishing.

The successful candidate will:

  • Assist in the production of Precedent, including researching and commissioning authors, copyediting their contributions (applying the ALA’s style guide), proofreading journal proofs, liaising with authors and working with designers and printers;
  • Commission and manage the Opinion blog and case notes submitted for ALAn;
  • Service and attend monthly Precedent editorial committee meetings;
  • Conduct legal research relevant to submitted copy as required;
  • Act as a guardian of the ALA house style, copyediting and proofreading copy for ALAn, media releases, official correspondence and parliamentary submissions, and marketing materials generated by other internal staff as required;
  • Upload content to the ALA website and to external online legal information databases; and
  • Provide general editorial and administrative support as required.

Skills/experience desired:

  • Editing expertise (legal editing experience preferred);
  • Excellent written English and an eye for detail;
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities;
  • Ability to take the initiative;
  • Creative approach to legal journalism;
  • Excellent organisational skills; and
  • Flexible, co-operative and friendly attitude.

We value work/life balance and professional excellence. This is a great opportunity to put your skills to use in an interesting and stimulating role, which offers the scope to grow over time as you gain experience.  If you are keen to work for an organisation that advocates for the rights of the individual and to help shape a high-quality and well-respected legal journal, we encourage you to apply. Training will be offered to the right applicant.  Initially part time (22.8 hours a week), with the prospect of increasing to a full-time role over the next 18 months to 2 years.

Please send a resume and one-page cover letter addressing the selection criteria to Richard Trim, General Manager at enquiries@lawyersalliance.com.au by 15 December 2017.