About Us:

Whyte Just & Moore Lawyers is a well-established and respected law firm in Geelong, renowned for its expertise in Wills & Estates, Business Law, Property & Conveyancing, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Litigation. For generations, we have been providing high-quality legal services and building a strong presence in the community. Our team is dedicated to excellence, professionalism, and client satisfaction.

About the Job:

We are seeking a passionate and skilled Lawyer to join our expanding Wills & Estates team. This full-time role is based in our Geelong CBD office, with regular office hours from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

As a Lawyer in our Wills & Estates department, you will be a vital part of our team, engaged in a diverse range of estate planning matters. This will include drafting simple through to complex testamentary trust Wills, preparing Enduring Powers of Attorney, providing superannuation deed advice and preparing binding death benefit nominations. You will also obtain Grants of Representation (including Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration) and manage the day-to-day Estate Administration of your estate files.

Why Join Us:

  • Immediate Impact: You’ll have the opportunity to make a significant difference in our clients’ lives from day one.
  • Supportive Environment: Join a team that values collaboration, professional growth and client satisfaction.
  • Career Growth: We offer clear pathways for advancement within the firm, with opportunities to take on more responsibility and specialise in your areas of interest.
  • New Office Space: In 2024, we will be moving to a brand-new, modern office space in the Geelong CBD, enhancing our work environment and accessibility.
  • Community Involvement: We believe in giving back to the community and providing opportunities to engage in cultural and artistic events.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct estate planning and administration tasks, including drafting testamentary trust Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.
  • Provide advice on superannuation deeds and prepare binding death benefit nominations.
  • Obtain instructions and gather asset information to facilitate obtaining Grants of Representation, including Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration.
  • Communicate effectively with clients to build and maintain strong client relationships.
  • Manage client files, ensuring timely completion of tasks and adherence to deadlines.

About You:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Minimum of 2 years post-admission experience in Wills & Estates.
  • Well-developed communication skills.
  • Solid drafting skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and prioritise tasks.
  • Capacity to work autonomously or as part of a team as required.
  • Aptitude for fostering and maintaining strong client relationships.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary: Enjoy a salary package commensurate with your experience and expertise.
  • Career Development: Benefit from mentorship and professional growth opportunities to enhance your legal skills and advance within the firm.
  • Professional Support: We cover the costs for CPD with an annual allowance, practising certificates, and professional memberships, ensuring you remain at the forefront of your field.
  • Health & Wellness: Take advantage of our free flu vaccinations and annual superannuation consultations to keep your health and finances in check.
  • Work-Life Balance: Celebrate your birthday with a day off, in addition to generous annual and personal leave allowances.
  • Prime Location: Work in the heart of Geelong, with convenient access to Westfield, public transportation, and a variety of dining options.
  • Community Engagement: Contribute to the community with complimentary tickets to cultural and artistic events hosted by the Geelong Arts Centre and Geelong Chamber Music Society.
  • Monthly Gatherings: Start each month with an all-staff meeting over a complimentary morning tea, fostering a sense of camaraderie, and keeping everyone informed.
  • Office Perks: Enjoy local produce on site to keep your energy up throughout the day.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please email your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in joining our team to Sally Aganetti at sally.aganetti@wjmlawyers.com.au.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply early to avoid missing out. We are excited to find the right person to join our team and make an immediate impact.