Legal Research Officer Avant Mutual Group Sydney NSW

Avant Mutual Group is Australia’s leading medical defence organisation. We are an organisation created by doctors, for doctors.

Avant operates nationally and support over 80,000 healthcare professionals and students through our Member service, claims management expertise, 24/7 medico-legal advice and highly experienced legal representation.

Our mutual structure, heritage and ethos ensure that our members are at the centre of everything we do.

We are seeking a Legal Research Officer, to join the Incorporated Legal Practice Avant Law Pty Ltd in our Sydney team for a permanent, part-time (2.5 days per week) role. You will develop and maintain best practice knowledge management and communication to support our solicitors and claims managers.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Promote knowledge and knowledge management within Avant, supporting the development and sharing of resources consistently across practice groups.
  • Develop and deliver a consistent, national framework for the collection, collation, prioritisation and organisation of externally sourced information and institutional claims and legal knowledge.
  • Monitor changes in legislation and case law; preparing case summaries; ensuring the knowledge library is updated; and communications on changing legislation and cases are effectively disseminated to all teams.
  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of legal precedents.
  • Providing research support to practice groups to contribute to efficient and effective legal services.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary legal qualifications such as a Bachelor of Law degree.
  • Demonstrated experience as a Knowledge Manager or Law librarian in a legal environment.
  • Previous experience and demonstrated commitment to change management and a clear ability to impact outcomes and influence others is essential.
  • Well-developed communication skills are required as is an ability to manage and prioritise competing workloads.
  • An understanding of NetDocs, iManage or other document management repositories.
  • The ability to express ideas effectively with proven excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good computer literacy and competency to work in an electronic document management environment.


Why work for Avant Law?

  • You would be working for Australia’s largest specialist medico-legal law firm.
  • You are guaranteed a pipeline of work from your instructing client, Avant Insurance, who are co-located.
  • You will get to work on a great variety and breadth of cases but with a focus on medical indemnity PC and civil.
  • You will be working in an open and collaborative environment with access to the top specialist medico-legal solicitors in the country.


We prefer to deal with candidates directly. If you have any queries regarding the role, please do not hesitate to contact Adam Emery, Talent Acquisition Business Partner at 0484 300 064 or [email protected]


Please note: Avant Mutual is a vaccinated employer. Prior to the commencement of your employment by Avant, you are required to be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus or have a medical certificate stating that you cannot receive a Covid-19 vaccination for valid medical reasons.

Advertised: 10 Mar 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
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