Legal Secretary - Litigation - Sydney
Supporting a leading partner in government projects and communication.
Industry leading 18 weeks mat leave plus % salary bonuses.
Potential progression to EA roles.
Top-Tier Law Firm seeks an outstanding Legal Assistant for their leading Commercial litigation Team.
My client is a prestigious national law firm with offices in every Major Australian City. The firm prides itself on its supportive and open door culture, promoting career progression, staff mobility and equality at both a professional and support level.
The key responsibility of this role is to manage five fee-earners including a partner & special counsel in the commercial litigation team. The partners experience ranges from corporate collapses to advising on government projects as large as the National Broadband Network. He also represents clients in coronial inquests, Royal Commissions and other inquiries.
Responsibilities will include:
o Entering timesheets
o Organising client meetings
o Arranging barristers conferences - liaising with clerks
o Attending to room bookings
o Arranging interstate travel
o Monitoring partner emails to ensure everything urgent has been dealt with
o Federal e-court filing online
o Liaising with paralegals to arrange documents to be filed in the courts
o Arranging court trolley/deliveries
o Drafting shell of court documents and making amendments
o Matter management - opening files, hard copy and e-filing, billing at end of month, closing files, archiving
o End of month billing - completion of approximately 25-30 bills at end of month
o Assisting other lawyers on floor when other legal assistants are away sick
You will ideally be an intermediate or senior legal secretary with current experience working in large size law firm. A background in commercial litigation is essential, preferably with a mid-top tier law firm.
The group are driven and passionate and you will be provided with the perfect opportunity to showcase your exceptional organisation, exemplary communication and interpersonal skills. Your proactive attitude will ensure that you quickly become an integral member of the team and allow you to expand on your already well rounded administration skills.
Please note, in order to qualify for an Australian Working Holiday visa, applicants must be between 18-30 years of age and hold a passport from a country which has a reciprocal working holiday program arrangement with Australia. For all other Visa options please look here:
30 July 2012