Associate Counsel

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Associate Counsel



Immediate Supervisor

General Counsel


Full time

Application Deadline

Friday August 6 2021

Role Summary

At Screenrights, everything we do supports learning and creativity.

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Counsel who will report directly to the General Counsel as a member of the Legal department and will assist with the provision of legal services to various business teams across the company.

You are a lawyer with 1-3 years PAE with copyright law experience, ideally gained in a top tier firm or a boutique IP/TMT law practice. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. Ideally, you will have film/television industry experience.

In return, Screenrights can offer you a flexible and friendly workplace with passionate colleagues and the opportunity to help us support the diversity and growth of the screen industry in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

Please note that this is an initial fixed term contract of two years.

Key Accountabilities

General Legal

  • Assists in the provision of timely written or oral advice to internal clients.
  • Assists in the reviewing, drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts, including sponsorship agreements, non-disclosure agreements and consultancy agreements.
  • Reviews competition terms and conditions and associated promotional materials.
  • Conducts legal research on new or complex aspects of the law which affect the operations of the company and prepares memorandums of advice as needed.
  • Undertakes research and analysis in relation to copyright policy and assists in the preparation of related discussion papers, briefs and submissions.
  • Prepares and delivers training to staff on legal and regulatory matters that affect the company, including the Code of Conduct, workplace behaviour, copyright and privacy.
  • Assists with the conduct of any legal proceedings as required including research and document management.

Disbursement Service

  • Manages the contracting process between film producers and investors who are parties to a Screenrights Disbursement Administration Service Agreement (DASA) to disburse proceeds of a film to the relevant payees.
  • Works with the General Counsel and Head of Industry Services to identify opportunities to develop the disbursement service offering.

Member Services

  • Works with the Member Relations Team on membership matters.
  • Serves as a member of Screenrights Resolution Team, contributing to the development and implementation of Screenrights’ competing claim policies, including the Express Resolution Process and Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures.

Application Process

Please consider the selection criteria in the Job Profile in making your application to:

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