Why work at lexvoco?
There are many reasons why lawyers want to work at lexvoco and these vary depending on individual’s circumstances. The main reasons people work with us are here. But, most of all, we'll listen to what you want from a job, and we’ll do what we can to help you realise this.
How does it work?
- Connect: you apply for a specific assignment, register your interest with us or contact us.
- Chat: we'd like to understand your experience, motivators and drivers.
- First round: if you're still interested in us and we're keen on you, we'll talk about the opportunities we have and try our best to match them to you.
- Qualifying: our people are most important to us. On one hand, we're sorry our recruitment process is a bit stringent, but, on the other hand, it's very important, and it lets you get to know us, our model and our work.
- Induction: once you've made it through the process, there'll be a full induction before you head out to your first assignment.
client assignment phase
- Client challenge: a client will tell us about their challenges and needs.
- Scope: we'll scope it and hypothesise: one person, a team, technology, systems and processes required.
- Client conditional approval of the proposed solution.
- Staff bio(s): we'll propose to the client our people with a short bio.
- Go ahead: client final approval and details agreed.
- Feedback and support: we regularly make sure our team are ok and have enough support and tools.
What's our relationship?
Most of our team are employees - some permanent, some casual. Your skills, traits, motivators, desire and fit will determine it. Some of our clients may offer you a permanent position too.
Can I be a contractor?
Yes, if you already have your own business (with an ABN) and we're satisfied the tax law tests are met.
How about my pay?
If you are a casual or contractor, normally you'll be paid per day or hour. This means you are paid for the time you put in and often you'll earn more per year than if you were on a salary.
Can I do other legal work outside lexvoco?
Yes, we don't expect you to work exclusively with us but many of our team choose to do so. The proviso is that you always hold firm to your commitments with us and our clients, and maintain confidentiality and no conflicts.
Who are lexvoco's clients?
We are connected with the General Counsel of leading brands, across all industries, and with the Managing Partners and Heads of HR at small to large law firms.
We also help start-ups and entrepreneurs, and SME's who can't justify employing a permanent in-house lawyer.
Is lexvoco a law firm?
Also, our unique partnership with McInnes Wilson Lawyers allows us access to all the things we need to run smoothly and add more value to our clients and people. It means that we have access to their systems, know-how and senior expertise, not to mention precedents and resources.
What kind of work will I do?
One of the reasons our staff like what we do is the diversity. Our clients are varied and so are the opportunities. It could mean stepping into a General Counsel's shoes whilst they're on leave, managing a team, reviewing discovery documents, or working in the M&A team of a large law firm. It could be for a day, months or a permanent position.
What about my Practising Certificate?
- For working solely on in-house assignments, you need a corporate/in-house PC.
- If you work with a law firm client, you'll need an unrestricted/sole PC or the firm may decide to have you fall within theirs.
- If you already have an unrestricted/sole PC, you can do either.
- If you are working on a mixture of matters, your PC will be as an employee of our firm.
We've helped many lawyers through this and we'll help you to make sure it's easy and correct.
What about insurance?
- If you are a sole practitioner, you will need your own PI insurance, which is customary with your PC.
- If you are a corporate (in-house) lawyer, you don't need PI insurance according to the various Legal Profession Acts.
- If you are working solely with us on a variety of matters, we'll organise this for you.
We have all the customary insurances of a firm/professional services business, including workers compensation for our people who are not at our premises.