Overview

Administrative Assistants / Support Clerks
Melbourne
Part-time

2/2/2021

About you

We are looking for an experienced career Legal Assistant to work part-time and bring their experience and strong organisational skills to the role. This is a permanent job share arrangement and the successful candidate must be able to work Thursdays and Fridays.

You will bring at least 3-5 years of relevant experience as a Legal Assistant, Legal PA or Legal Secretary, along with excellent communication and teamwork skills to make the job share arrangement a success. Previous experience in a job share role is desirable but not a requirement.

A strong work ethic, the ability to manage conflicting priorities and keep on top of deadlines are some of the other key qualities we are looking for, in addition to adapting to different working styles.

Your role

This is a great opportunity for an experienced career Legal Assistant to join our Disputes group. Our Legal Assistants provide a high level of support to multiple fee earners, including Partners, and you will work within a large team alongside other Legal Assistants in a collegiate environment.

Supporting a busy team you will be responsible for:
Opening new files;
Filing court documents;
Diary management;
Document and correspondence preparation including court documents;
Monthly billing and reporting;
Liaising with clients;
Other general administrative duties and support as required
This role requires excellent professional written and oral communication skills and the successful candidate must have confidence in dealing with people across the legal profession in an engaging and friendly manner. In addition, applicants must demonstrate strong organisational and time management skills and the ability to complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.

About us

Gadens is a pre-eminent, independent Australian law firm with over 80 partners and 630 staff across our offices nationally. We are repeatedly recognised as a leading legal service provider in the Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific legal directories, and many of our partners and special counsel are recognised as leaders in their areas of law. At Gadens, we are always on the lookout for star performers to join our growing workplace.

What we offer

Gadens offers:
up to 26 weeks paid parental leave for primary carers
flexible work practices and work life balance
regular social events and functions so you can relax with your colleagues
regular fitness sessions, group sporting events or yoga via our Health and Wellbeing Committee

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