Legal Assistant

Location: Melbourne C B D, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: JO-2001-187753
Salary: $70000 - $80000 per annum
THE FIRM

We are recruiting on behalf of an international law firm who are based in the heart of the CBD with their Melbourne office holding at approximately 150 strong.

This prestigious law firm are known as one of the largest law firms globally and have a reputation for providing a first class service to their clients across the world. In Australia, they act on behalf of industry leaders, major corporations, capital markets participants, major financial institutions, and governments on ground-breaking legal transactions, both domestically and internationally.

Known for being an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, this law firm promotes equal opportunities for women and men to progress in their careers and ensure flexible working options are available to their employees.

They also offer benefits such as programs for structured mentoring, professional development, strategic planning for business development and momentum for women and men who are taking a period of parental leave and wish to stay on career track.


THE ROLE

In Melbourne, this global powerhouse is seeking a Legal Secretary to support one of their Disputes Partners who is known to be friendly, approachable, fair and reasonable. This Partner focuses on large scale litigation which extends to all Australian superior courts. He has significant experience in dispute resolution by arbitration and other alternate dispute resolution procedures. He has worked extensively in the energy and resources industry.

This will be primarily supporting the Partner, however as he heads up a large team there will be support to other Lawyers in the practice.

Duties include (but are not limited to):
  • Diary management
  • Administrative support and secretarial services to Partner
  • Managing confidential firm information and opening new matters
  • Document management
  • Input and maintain client data into client relationship software
  • Managing the monthly billing process

THE CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 12 months' experience in a Legal Assistant type role, a proactive work ethic, personable ability to manage internal and external relationships, excellent time management, file management, organisation and communication skills and have a demonstrated commitment to high performance. 


WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU?

An opportunity for a proven Legal Assistant/ Legal Secretary to work in a global law firm who are based in iconic offices in the Melbourne's CBD.

The practice group is headed up by this Partner who is friendly, pleasant and reasonable. The wider team are sociable and outgoing and they work cohesively.

Due to this role offering autonomy and the opportunity to be hands on, Paralegal duties are likely to be attached and the opportunity to become a Paralegal further down the track can be available.

Known for being an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, this law firm promotes equal opportunities for women and men to progress in their careers and ensure flexible working options are available to their employees.

Up to $80,000 package is on offer and they also offer benefits such as programs for structured mentoring, professional development, strategic planning for business development and momentum for women and men who are taking a period of parental leave and wish to stay on career track.


TO APPLY

To apply online, please click the appropriate link on this page or contact Aimee Burton on 03 9098 7433 for further information