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Senior Legal Secretary - Canberra

Job Title: Senior Legal Secretary - Canberra
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Other Locations
Reference: 3222514
Job Published: February 19, 2021 16:01

Job Description

Permanent role
Marketing leading practice
Circa $90K package
The Opportunity:

This leading, international law firm is looking for an experienced legal secretary to support partners in their Employment team. Supporting 2 of the leading partners in the market you will have access to some of Australia’s largest deals that are consistently front-page news.
The firm has recently invested heavily in their support structure to ensure the best service is provided to the partners and to provide development opportunities for the support team, so it’s an exciting time to join the team. You will also have the support of a team of junior administrators to assist with work so that your time can be dedicated to essential tasks.
Duties will include:
  • Practice and Client management; assisting in preparing and drafting documents, communicating with clients directly, delegating tasks to the junior admins, diary and email management.
  • Billing management; overseeing the billing for the partners, and coordinating with lawyers, CSH, and Financial Management to prepare timely and accurate client invoices including creating or amending written or dictated bill narratives.
  • Business Development and Marketing; creating PowerPoint presentations, assisting in developing pitches/tenders, assisting with generating content for legal award/submission requests.
  • Diary and Travel management; coordinating complex travel arrangements, scheduling local and international meetings, and booking events.
  • Performing other administrative tasks as required.
About you:
  • At least 3 years’ legal secretarial experience in a reputable law firm/in-house legal team
  • Experience in an Employment team would be desirable
  • High degree of initiative, pro-activity and problem-solving skills, with a willingness to take ownership for the completion of tasks/projects and deliver innovative solutions to improve systems or work practices.
  • Commercial acumen, with the ability to understand the commercial drivers of a legal practice, interpret data and apply client knowledge when supporting partners with practice management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability and eagerness to build strong relationships with staff
  • Resilient attitude and ability and experience working in a fast-paced practice
  • Ability to work autonomously and delegate work to juniors
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong understanding of billing procedures and working knowledge of Elite 3e/a similar billing system.
  • Strong capability and confidence with technology, especially Microsoft Office
The client is keen to interview immediately so please APPLY NOW.

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