Legal Assistant

Houlihan Solicitors

Apply by: 26.09.2023

6 days to apply

About Us:

Houlihan Solicitors is a respected law firm specializing in personal injuries and medical negligence. We are excited to offer a valuable work placement opportunity for a motivated and aspiring Lawyer. This placement is designed to provide hands-on experience in a legal setting and offer insight into the day-to-day operations of our firm.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist legal professionals in drafting, formatting, and proofreading legal documents, including contracts, memos, and correspondence.
  • Participate in legal research activities to support case preparation, including gathering relevant statutes, regulations, and case law.
  • Maintain organized and up-to-date case files, ensuring accurate indexing and document management.
  • Support the scheduling and coordination of meetings, appointments, and court appearances.
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure efficient workflow and contribute to the overall success of cases.
  • Communicate professionally with clients, witnesses, and external parties both in writing and verbally.
  • Assist in preparing trial materials, exhibits, and other relevant documents.
  • Provide administrative support, including answering phones, managing calendars, and handling mail.
  • Adhere to ethical standards and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Attend and participate in internal meetings and training sessions.


  • Currently enrolled in a 4 -year program in Legal Studies, or related field.
  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in the legal profession.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to quickly learn new software.
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic understanding of legal terminology and concepts.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Strong work ethic, reliability, and professionalism.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and contributing to a dynamic legal team.


  • Valuable hands-on experience in a professional legal environment.
  • Opportunity to work closely with experienced legal professionals.
  • Insight into various aspects of legal practice and case management.
  • Exposure to real-world legal proceedings and research.
  • Reference letter upon successful placement.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV, a brief cover letter explaining their interest in the work placement, and any relevant academic transcripts to info@houlihansolicitors.ie. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Join our team and gain practical experience that will set you on the path to a successful career in the legal field. Apply today to be considered for this exciting work placement opportunity at Houlihan Solicitors.

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