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Career Opportunities

Stary Norton Halphen is a specialist Criminal Defence Law firm. Lawyer and Support roles at Stary Norton Halphen provide exceptional career experience and the opportunity to further develop the skills of already talented and passionate people.

We regret that we are not able to offer work experience to secondary school students.

Current Opportunities

We have current opportunities for those seeking to undertake a period of work experience at our firm.

Legal Administration Assistant

Stary Norton Halphen - Criminal Lawyers
Melbourne VIC
Administrative Assistants (Administration & Office Support)
Full time


Stary Norton Halphen is the largest specialist criminal law practice in Melbourne.  We’re looking for a professional, pro-active Legal Assistant to join our administration team.

This is a permanent full-time opportunity based at our offices in Melbourne CBD.

About this role

You’ll be involved with a variety of work across varied aspects of criminal law. During a typical day, you can be expected to:

You’ll be applying your excellent typing and data entry skills to take digital dictation, maintain electronic records and utilise a variety of platforms including our practice management system, Victoria Legal Aid ATLAS portal, and various court electronic filing systems.

About You

You’re an experienced legal assistant/legal secretary, and have outstanding skills in communication and administration. This opportunity is for someone who is keen to take ownership of their work and work hands on with matters.

To succeed in and enjoy this role you’ll be highly organised, flexible and confident adapting to changing priorities and demands. You have strong skills across the MS Office suite. You work well under pressure and with attention to accuracy and detail, and are able to handle sensitive and confidential information.

You’ll be surrounded by a great group of supportive and capable colleagues. The ability to work independently as well as to function as part of an effective team is required.

Your annual salary package will be commensurate with experience. This position requires in-office attendance: one day per week may be worked from home in line with our working from home policy.  

If you’re a professional, self-directed legal assistant looking to build your administration career in a leading criminal defence practice, we’d love to hear from you!  Send your CV and cover letter to careers@starylaw.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday 22 November 2023.

Work Placements

Stary Norton Halphen provides significant work experience opportunities to students undertaking professional and sub professional legal courses. Unfortunately we are not able to provide suitable work experience for secondary school students.

For work placements, please email expression of interest and current CV to careers@starylaw.com

Additional Reading

For more info on work placement in the field of law in general, we suggest the 2017 Vic Uni Dictum Society Careers Guide, with contributions from some of Victorias leading legal minds, including our own Sam Norton.

Click here to download the PDF

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