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Georgia Stoddart completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

Georgia Stoddart commenced her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) on 16 January 2017. As an Office Assistant with McInnes Wilson Lawyers, Georgia enjoyed the broad range of practical skills that she has acquired in completing this qualification. On 8 November 2017, Georgia was awarded completion of this course. Congratulations…


Georgia Stoddart completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Georgia Stoddart commenced her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) on 16 January 2017. As an Office Assistant with McInnes Wilson Lawyers, Georgia enjoyed the broad range of practical skills that she has acquired in completing this qualification. On 8 November 2017, Georgia was awarded completion of this course. Congratulations…


Richelle Dinte completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

Richelle Dinte is employed as the Office Manager with Certus Legal Group’s Sunshine Coast office. She commenced her training on 9 May 2016 and was awarded completion of her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) on 6 November 2017. Here’s what Richelle had to say about the course: Completing my…


Richelle Dinte completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

Richelle Dinte

Richelle Dinte is employed as the Office Manager with Certus Legal Group’s Sunshine Coast office. She commenced her training on 9 May 2016 and was awarded completion of her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) on 6 November 2017. Here’s what Richelle had to say about the course: Completing my…


Jessica McAuley completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

Jessica McAuley commenced her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) on 18 January 2017. Working full time with Certus Legal Group, Jessica was recently awarded her certificate of completion on 6 November 2017. When asked what she enjoyed most about her studies, Jessica told us that she learnt so much…


Jessica McAuley completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

Jessica McAuley

Jessica McAuley commenced her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) on 18 January 2017. Working full time with Certus Legal Group, Jessica was recently awarded her certificate of completion on 6 November 2017. When asked what she enjoyed most about her studies, Jessica told us that she learnt so much…


Brittany Rosenthal completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

On 16 January this year, Brittany Rosenthal commenced a school-based traineeship with Brisbane CBD law firm, Carter Newell Lawyers. As a Year 12 student with Mount St Michaels at Ashgrove, Brittany was looking forward to learning about the legal industry through hands-on experience of working one day per week, in…


Brittany Rosenthal completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

Brittany Rosenthal

On 16 January this year, Brittany Rosenthal commenced a school-based traineeship with Brisbane CBD law firm, Carter Newell Lawyers. As a Year 12 student with Mount St Michaels at Ashgrove, Brittany was looking forward to learning about the legal industry through hands-on experience of working one day per week, in…


Hannah McMillan completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

Hannah McMillan

Hannah McMillan from McKays Solicitors, Brisbane commenced her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) in October 2016. Hannah was recently promoted to a role within the firm’s banking and finance team and successfully completed her certificate and was awarded this on 31 October 2017. Congratulations Hannah!


Hannah McMillan completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

Hannah McMillan from McKays Solicitors, Brisbane commenced her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) in October 2016. Hannah was recently promoted to a role within the firm’s banking and finance team and successfully completed her certificate and was awarded this on 31 October 2017. Congratulations Hannah! The post Hannah McMillan…


Self-care and legal studies; getting the balance right

When you’re working full-time, completing your legal studies online, and trying to deal with life in general, everything sometimes just becomes too much. You’re only human and burnout happens when you push too hard. This is why self-care can’t slip through the cracks.   You deserve it You know you…


Self-care and legal studies; getting the balance right

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When you’re working full-time, completing your legal studies online, and trying to deal with life in general, everything sometimes just becomes too much. You’re only human and burnout happens when you push too hard. This is why self-care can’t slip through the cracks.   You deserve it You know you…


Surefire ways to work and study online successfully at the same time

Some students who enrol to study online already have a job. They might already be an admin assistant looking to move up in the workplace, or wanting to change jobs altogether. But before you even enrol, a question might go through your head, along the lines of: ‘How do I…


Surefire ways to work and study online successfully at the same time

You need to ask yourself WHY you're doing the course

Some students who enrol to study online already have a job. They might already be an admin assistant looking to move up in the workplace, or wanting to change jobs altogether. But before you even enrol, a question might go through your head, along the lines of: ‘How do I…


Real-life essentials for an online course

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Doing an online course takes discipline and it helps when you have the right tools in the real world to help you along. Of course you get course materials before you officially start, but they’re mostly online. Adding the below items and systems to your repertoire will help you stay…


Real-life essentials for an online course

Doing an online course takes discipline and it helps when you have the right tools in the real world to help you along. Of course you get course materials before you officially start, but they’re mostly online. Adding the below items and systems to your repertoire will help you stay…


Build a legal career you’re proud of

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Your legal career doesn’t have to follow the ‘traditional’ route: law school, career, retirement. You have the power and more options compared to fifty or so years ago. There’s a difference between just working the daily 9-5 and doing something that truly resonates with you.   Education To build any…


6 ways to be remembered when your legal traineeship ends

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Your legal traineeship is your first real foray into a law office; it’s also your first and ONLY time to make a good impression. When the experience ends, you want the staff to remember you. Better yet, it would be great if they offered you a full-time position when study…


10 things nobody tells you about being a paralegal

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If you're expecting paralegal work to be glamourous, full of action and exciting drama like you see on the television, take a step back. There's no doubt that working as a paralegal exposes you to an exciting job sector and you'll have the opportunity to work with some interesting people.…


Want a job in legal? Here’s what the lawyers are looking for…

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Seeking your first role in the legal profession is a challenge. To start with, how can you stand out from the crowd? When a Barrister calls Recently I was contacted by a Barrister. They were seeking someone committed to a career in law. They didn’t necessarily have to have a…


Kassie O’Brien completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

Kassie O'Brien

Kassie O'Brien from Certus Legal Group has completed her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal). Commencing her traineeship on 12 September 2016, Kassie completed all the requirements to be awarded her certificate on 30 August, 2017. Kassie enjoyed the Certificate III coursework and how it was presented online as a…


You should care about the Cert 3 Guarantee

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The Cert 3 Guarantee is an important term for anyone just finishing high school or going on to further study. Why? Well, we’ll explain a little further below. Melissa Mahoney Legal College is an RTO, or registered training organisation. Which means that we offer nationally recognised training to the students…


You need these skills to impress legal recruiters (and their clients)

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Legal recruiters have a tough job, sorting through applicants and deciding who gets to move on to the interview stage. You make an initial impression with your resume, listing your skills and more positive attributes. These are the skills that make you look good on paper.   Observant It’s the…


Pathways of students studying a diploma of law online

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There’s no ‘right’ age to learn something new. Those who study a diploma of law online do so because they want to start a new career, or advance in the one they’re already in.  There’s a lot of different pathways through the legal sector, many of them travelled by Melissa…

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MEET MELISSA…

Melissa-MahoneyHaving worked in the recruitment industry since 1997 and launching Melissa Mahoney Recruitment in 2004, Melissa identified a need for dedicated training within the legal industry. Melissa Mahoney Legal College was established as a Registered Training Organisation in September 2006. The college offers quality, online and external training specifically focused on the legal secretarial / paralegal market.

Melissa is passionate about assisting others to achieve the recognition they deserve. She finds great satisfaction in providing assistance with training, and helping others achieve their qualifications, ultimately reaching their career goals. Melissa is well qualified and experienced in assisting others with career advice and facilitating career change.