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Mistakes to avoid during your legal administration course

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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…

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‘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

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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

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…


Pippa Edwards completes Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

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Pippa Edwards from McInnes Wilson Lawyers in Brisbane was recently presented with her certificate upon completion of a Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal). Pippa commenced her traineeship with the firm on 4 August 2016 and completed this qualification on 2 June 2017. Congratulations on your achievement Pippa - both…


Preparing for life as a paralegal

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Work as a paralegal is a step-up from an admin role. Paralegals are expected to work long hours, learn fast, and keep their cool under pressure. Legal roles get glamorised on television thanks to shows like Law & Order and Suits. Though some aspects portrayed on them about life in…


Choosing where to work as a paralegal

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A paralegal-to-be is exposed to different areas of law during their studies including: criminal, civil and property law. These units and others like them are compulsory units of a Certificate IV and Diploma. Choosing where to work is daunting and these courses at least cover the bases to prepare students…


Why work as a legal assistant?

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“I want a job in legal”. As what, a lawyer? The answer to this question depends on the person. Legal assistants aren’t given much thought for those who don't work in the industry. But they're an invaluable part of the office, wherever they work. Here are some reasons why people…


Where you can work as a paralegal

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After completing your course in legal services, you might wonder where to go from there. Despite the title, not all paralegals work in a legal office. The areas where a paralegal can work varies and there are some industries you won’t expect to find one. Corporate Large firms and businesses will…


Practical Tips for a Legal Assistant

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Nice job; you’ve graduated your course and now you’re about to start a full-time job as a legal assistant. With any luck, you have a job at the place where you completed your legal traineeship. You know the office, the people and the overall atmosphere. Here is some advice others…


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…

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.

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