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Connolly Suthers has a long history of employing graduates from Townsville’s James Cook University.

We believe that by supporting Townsville’s northern university, the firm supports its graduates, most of whom have been born and bred in this part of the world. We see this as a way of supporting our local community. This means these young people already know the north, they know its industries and they know the people.

At Connolly Suthers, we seek to hire people who share our dedication to our clients, enthusiasm for hard-fought cases, and desire for intellectual challenge. 


Current Vacancies

Administration Assistant/ Receptionist

Connolly Suthers Lawyers is one of North Queensland’s largest, most diverse and dynamic firms.

We are seeking a full-time Administration Assistant/ Receptionist to join our team in our Townsville office. 

Within this role, there will be a requirement to assist in our word processing department on a regular basis which involves the transcription and formatting of documents and correspondence from dictations. You will be required to provide a high standard of support to our Solicitors and other Administration staff.

The responsibilities and requirements of the role are as follows:
  • General receptionist duties;
  • An ability to greet and liaise with all clients; 
  • Be a positive ambassador for the firm;
  • Responsible for handling confidential information with professionalism;
  • Diary management;
  • File and database management;
  • Answering and directing telephone calls;
  • Photocopying and scanning of documents;
  • Postal and courier duties; 
  • Housekeeping duties; and 
  • Other duties as required.

 

To be suitable for this position you should have the following experience and skills:
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Good time management skills and attention to detail;
  • A strong work ethic, with an emphasis on being punctual and reliable;
  • Energy and enthusiasm with a willingness to learn;
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Impeccable attention to detail with typing, spelling and grammar;
  • Exerience with Microsoft Office 365 Suite of programs;
  • A strong sense of professionalism, maturity and self-confidence; and
  • Experience is preferred but not essential.

 

Connolly Suthers offers a competitive salary, state-of-the-art document processing systems, professional mentoring and coaching, and a friendly work environment.

Please send your application to:

Brendan Cahill – Operations Manager

Email: brendan.cahill@cosu.com.au  
Applications close: COB Friday, 7 June 2024

All applications will be treated in strict confidence.


Family Law Solicitor 

Connolly Suthers Lawyers is one of North Queensland’s largest, most diverse and dynamic law firms with offices in Townsville and Ayr.

We are seeking a full-time Family Lawyer to join our growing team in our Townsville office. 
The successful applicant will possess the following attributes:-
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent client communication, file maintenance, computer and organisational skills; 
  • A strong work ethic, with an emphasis on being punctual and reliable;
  • Energy, enthusiasm and a positive attitude with a willingness to learn and excel;
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; 
  • Self-dependence and impeccable attention to detail with typing, spelling and grammar;
  • A strong sense of professionalism, maturity and self-confidence;
  • Must be admitted as a legal practitioner within the State of Queensland and hold a current Practising Certificate.

Whilst experience working in a Family Law position is preferable, we are opening to considering applicants of all experience levels.

Connolly Suthers offer a competitive salary, excellent early career mentoring/training, state of the art document processing systems and a friendly work environment.


Applications should be addressed to our Operations Manager, Brendan Cahill, and must include a covering letter and comprehensive CV. 

Brendan Cahill - Operations Manager 
Email: brendan.cahill@cosu.com.au

All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

 


Personal Injuries Solicitor 

Connolly Suthers Lawyers is one of North Queensland’s largest, most diverse and dynamic law firms with offices in Townsville and Ayr.

We are seeking a full-time Personal Injuries Lawyer to join our growing team in our Townsville office. 

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes:-
  • Experience working in Personal Injuries Litigation; 
  • Experience in Plaintiff WorkCover, public liability and motor accident claims; 
  • Excellent client communication, file maintenance, computer and organisational skills; 
  • A strong work ethic, with an emphasis on being punctual and reliable;
  • Energy, enthusiasm and a positive attitude with a willingness to learn and excel;
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; 
  • Self-dependence and impeccable attention to detail with typing, spelling and grammar;
  • A strong sense of professionalism, maturity and self-confidence;
  • Must be admitted as a legal practitioner within the State of Queensland and hold a current Practising Certificate. 

Connolly Suthers offers a competitive salary, state of the art document processing systems and a friendly work environment.

Applications should be addressed to our Operations Manager, Brendan Cahill, and must include a covering letter and comprehensive CV. 

Brendan Cahill - Operations Manager 
Email: brendan.cahill@cosu.com.au

All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Solicitor  - Ayr Based

Connolly Suthers lawyers currently have an exciting new opportunity for a full-time motivated Solicitor to be part of the Ayr-based team.

The primary role of the Solicitor is to provide legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents, and conduct negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law. 

As a Solicitor at Connolly Suthers, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Providing legal advice to clients in multiple practice areas;
  • Liaising with other legal practitioners;
  • Legal research and related tasks;
  • General duties (including basic administration) as required from time to time;
  • Build strong relationships with clients by providing regular updates and ensuring a positive client experience;
  • Preparation of correspondence and documentation;
  • Documentation and file management, including producing accurate file notes, client correspondence and various other tasks; and
  • Collaborate with associates and legal assistants to deliver a seamless professional experience for clients.
To be suitable for this position, you should have the following experience and skills: 
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment is strongly desirable;
  • Proactive approach to file management;
  • Strong attention to detail and drafting capabilities;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Experience working in a high-volume work environment;
  • Proficiency in full Microsoft Office suite, especially with Excel, Word, and PDFs; 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a high level of client service;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills, together with the ability to apply initiative; and
  • Exceptional time management and organisational capacity.

The successful applicant will join the firm's 25 other solicitors and will have the support of senior practitioners across all areas of legal work undertaken by the firm.

 

Please send your application to:
Brendan Cahill - Operations Manager
Email:brendan.cahill@cosu.com.au
All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Lawyers

Our lawyers have the opportunity to practise law - not just watch others do it. If you are eager to gain hands-on experience and excited by the prospect of practising law at a high level you should contact Connolly Suthers. We offer lawyers:

  • Complex, diverse and challenging cases;
  • Significant case-management responsibility;
  • Client contact;
  • Mentoring by experienced and dynamic lawyers;
  • Meaningful participation in firm management.

Lawyers interested in becoming a part of our team should contact our Operations Manager, Brendan Cahill.


Legal Assistants

Connolly Suthers has an exceptional staff of legal assistants that are invaluable to our business. Working closely with our lawyers, legal assistants are responsible for substantive projects requiring analytical ability and ingenuity. From assisting at trials, mediations and settlement conferences, participating in fact investigation and research, to managing major document productions, our legal assistants play a vital role in the firm’s success. If you are interested in becoming a part of our legal team, please email your resume to our Operations Manager, Brendan Cahill.


Support Staff

Connolly Suthers' support staff members are experienced professionals dedicated to providing the highest calibre of support to the firm and its clients. If you are interested in applying for a position, please email your resume to our Operations Manager, Brendan Cahill.

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