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

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…


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

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 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)

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…


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

diploma of law online

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…


Pathways of students studying a diploma of law online

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…


5 good habits to impress legal recruiters

Legal recruiters have an important job: finding the right person to work in their client’s firm. Law offices and the like fill positions through various means, from the traditional SEEK search to advertising through universities. But legal recruiters have the experience to sort through the potential candidates efficiently and decide…


5 good habits to impress legal recruiters

legal recruiters

Legal recruiters have an important job: finding the right person to work in their client’s firm. Law offices and the like fill positions through various means, from the traditional SEEK search to advertising through universities. But legal recruiters have the experience to sort through the potential candidates efficiently and decide…


Florence Jennings completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Florence Jennings was recently presented with her graduation certificate following completion of the BSB31015 Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal). Employed under a traineeship arrangement with McInnes Wilson Lawyers, Florence commenced her training on 4 October 2016. Her final assessment was marked and she was awarded completion on 23 August,…


Three little-known facts about McKays Solicitors

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  When you’re Googling for jobs in law firms, you might come across McKays Solicitors in the results. They might not be the first place you think of when considering work experience. It has, though, grown from small offices in regional Queensland to a large firm with statewide reach.  …


I want a job in law to make a difference

I want a job

  I want a job is a common exclamation, and there’s many ways to end this sentence. I want a job: That makes a lot of money That will take me around the world Because I don’t like not working That makes a difference These reasons can get thrown around…


Five potential jobs after finishing your legal services course

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  Your legal services course will provide you with the extra skills you need to knock down those more complicated tasks. If you’re already employed within the sector, the Diploma of Legal Services shows employees you take your job seriously. If not, it’s an excellent foot in the door for…


Five facts about legal traineeships you should know

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  Legal traineeships are the ‘gateway’ to working in a law firm, hopefully in a full-time position. There’s different programs, conditions, and environments out there; no two firms are the same, after all. That’s how they stay competitive. If you’re feeling a bit of information overload, here’s five essential points…


Why students want to work at McInnes Wilson

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McInnes Wilson is an Australian law firm headquartered in Brisbane with offices in the other capital cities. Graduates and aspiring legal professionals dream of making their way into this company. But what makes MCW such a great place to work in the first place? They invest in their people, for…


How legal secretary courses get your foot in the door

legal secretary courses

Legal secretary courses are pathways to a new career, and therefore a fresh slate. RTOs like Melissa Mahoney Legal College provide a flexible learning option for students  who have no time to take a course the ‘traditional way’. It’s hard to get a foot in the door when you have…


Mistakes to avoid during your legal administration course

legal administration course mistakes

A legal administration course is your chance to change careers or start your first one right out of school. It’s natural to feel excited and apprehensive, but sometimes those emotions can cloud your decisions. This point, and the others listed below, are what you must be mindful of if you…


Business administration legal courses disrupting traditional learning

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Business administration legal courses are interrupting the traditional way of learning in both education and the legal sector. Providers like Melissa Mahoney Legal College are unapologetically paving a path that wasn’t accessible to some in the past. Dictionary.com defines disruption as ‘a radical change in an industry, business strategy, etc.,…


Law colleges changing lives and careers

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Law colleges open their doors (or their student portals) to everyone wanting to make a change. We’re not talking about changing the world in general; just people wanting to make a change in theirs. Law colleges vary in size and type, but their ‘mission statements’ are similar. They exist to…


How legal administration works

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Legal administration makes the seemingly impossible happen on short notice. Clients think that law offices are run by attorneys, partners, and themselves (who else pays the bills?). It’s the admin team of junior and executive assistants, though, who keep the show going.   Getting a job in legal admin To…


Law College Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane…

Law College

‘Law college Sydney’, ‘Law college Melbourne’, ‘Law college Brisbane’; there’s few institutes that can cater to students Australia-wide. Even when students do find a certified provider, the options aren’t known for their flexibility. Off-campus, online When you type in search terms, like ‘law college Sydney’, Google comes back with results…


Why students take a legal administration course

A legal administration course prepares students for an entry level job in the legal field or brushes up their skills in higher level positions. This blog will explain the whys, the whats and the hows of these courses. What’s a legal administration course? People who aspire to work in law…


Why students take a legal administration course

LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COURSE

A legal administration course prepares students for an entry level job in the legal field or brushes up their skills in higher level positions. This blog will explain the whys, the whats and the hows of these courses. What's a legal administration course? People who aspire to work in law…

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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.