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Jasmine English completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Jasmine commenced her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) in June 2016 under a traineeship arrangement with Carter Newell Lawyers in Brisbane. We are pleased to report that Jasmine recently completed all the necessary assessment work and was awarded with her certificate. Congratulations and well done Jasmine. Your assessment submissions…


Samantha Murray completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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In May 2016, Samantha commenced her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) under a traineeship arrangement with her then current employer. Due to resigning from her role in early February 2017, Samantha's training contract was cancelled, however she expressed her interest in continuing to complete this qualification as a private…


Karla’s now off to Uni to complete law degree!

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Karla Schloss enrolled to undertake a Certificate IV in Legal Services in October 2015. Congratulations on your achievement Karla! She was awarded completion on 15 February 2017. Karla had decided late last year to apply to university to undertake a law degree and has recently commenced the next step in…


Finding a Legal Traineeship

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Starting from the bottom means getting your foot in the door, and chances are a couple of hundred other prospective trainees have the same idea. Law is a competitive field no matter the level you’re on. There are some steps you can take, though, to get that legal traineeship before…


What You Learn in a Diploma of Legal Services

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Training.gov.au describes the Diploma as preparation for: “planning and carrying out work in a legal context in accordance with legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the different jurisdictions.” To better understand what this mean, we’ve written the basic explanation about the areas covered in the certificate below. Understanding…


Advancing as a Paralegal in Three Steps

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  Advancing in your career is a natural thing to do, but it doesn’t happen by chance. You have to put in a certain amount of effort to get to the next stage. Other people want to advance as well, and it’s up to you to stand out that little…


Dayna Major completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Dayna commenced her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) in April 2016 under a traineeship arrangement through employer, McInnes Wilson Lawyers. Motivated and keen to complete her assessment work, Dayna successfully completed this qualification on 30 January this year, well before her 12 month required completion. Dayna was asked what…


Rebecca Jeyaraj-Glasby completes legal Certificate III

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Rebecca enrolled as a private student with MMCL to complete the Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal). She was eager to work through her training and seek employment opportunities within the legal industry. Unfortunately in late 2015, Rebecca suffered an illness which made it difficult for her to commit to…


The Benefits of Work Experience

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Of course people want jobs in the legal area but there's a big difference between the classroom and the real world. Being unprepared will lead to shock and this means needing time to adjust. In the fast-paced legal sector though, there's little time for this. To understand the environment of…


Hester Coetsee completes Diploma of Legal Services

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Hester completed her studies and was awarded this qualification in December 2016. She commenced her Diploma in September 2015 whilst working as a Paralegal with the Geraldton Resource Centre. Throughout the period of her studies, Hester consistently demonstrated her strong interest in all aspects of the law and always produced…


Hester Coetsee completes Diploma of Legal Services

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Hester completed her studies and was awarded this qualification in December 2016. She commenced her Diploma in September 2015 whilst working as a Paralegal with the Geraldton Resource Centre. Throughout the period of her studies, Hester consistently demonstrated her strong interest in all aspects of the law and always produced…


Ways of Sticking To Your Online Course

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It's difficult to find the motivation to study in the real world. In the self-paced online one, it’s a bit harder. Courses are advertised with the promise that students can “study on their own time” during a set period. This can set up some to fail, as they lag behind…


What Will I Learn in Business Administration?

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Working in law presents many challenges and being educated is key. This applies to all positions in the field, from a lawyer to a legal assistant. A particular bachelor’s degree is not required to be an assistant but completing a certification will certainly build up on existing skills and teach…


Top Five Skills For A Legal Assistant

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Being a legal assistant is so much more than photocopying meeting minutes and answering calls from clients. The legal sector is a sensitive area to have a career. If you have undertaken a certified course you would have learned some legal basics as well as how to draft and file…


Brooke Neave completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Brooke Neave from Aylward Game Solicitors was recently presented with her certificate following completion of her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) on 14 December 2016. Despite having endured significant periods of illness throughout her traineeship, Brooke persevered with her training and ultimately achieved her goal. Congratulations and well done…


Georgina Utz completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Last week, Georgina Utz from McInnes Wilson Lawyers in Brisbane was presented with her certificate and academic transcript, recognising the successful completion of her legal traineeship. She commenced her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) on 11 April 2016 and recently completed this qualification on 2 December 2016. Well done…


Shannon Radel completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Congratulations Shannon on completing your Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) on 10 November 2016. Shannon was presented with her certificate last Friday at her workplace, Mitchells Solicitors at Moorooka by Melissa Mahoney. Shannon has commented that she enjoyed having the opportunity to push herself throughout her studies to learn…


Remii Horne completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Remii Horne from McInnes Wilson Lawyers was awarded with her certificate earlier in the month after completing her studies on 20 October 2016. Remii commenced her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) on 30 October 2015 and when asked what she enjoyed most about the course, she said that she…


Katie Nixon completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Katie Nixon commenced a school-based traineeship with Carter Newell in January this year. As a Year 12 student with St Rita's College at Clayfield, Katie has undertaken a Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) through Melissa Mahoney Legal College, whilst attending employment one day per week with city based law…


Katy Evans completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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McInnes Wilson Lawyers is pleased to announce that another one of their staff members has completed their traineeship through Melissa Mahoney Legal College. Katy Evans commenced her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) in October 2015 and was awarded her certificate on 13 October, 2016. Katy said that she found…


Sophie Rodrick completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Mitchells Solicitors is proud to announce that Sophie Rodrick has completed her traineeship and been awarded with a Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal). Congratulations and well done on your fantastic achievement Sophie. When requested by Melissa Mahoney Legal College for feedback on completing her studies through us, Sophie commented…


Catherine Knipe completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Congratulations to Cathrine Knipe - another graduate from McInnes Wilson Lawyers who has recently completed her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal). Well done on your fantastic achievement Cathrine. Feedback provided by Cathrine following completion of her course with Melissa Mahoney Legal College has revealed that she enjoyed how simple…


Stacey Burton completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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McKays Solicitors congratulated another one of their staff members recently who completed her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal). Congratulations Stacey Burton on your wonderful achievement. Stacey said that she enjoyed learning about the various roles and duties within the legal industry which ultimately assisted her in her role as…


Sheshna Chand completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Congratulations to Sheshna Chand from McKays Solicitors on completing her Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal). Sheshna completed her traineeship last month and has said that some of the things she enjoyed most about completing her training was that the assessment tasks were realistic and interesting and the flexibility of…

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.