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Complex Commercial Litigation & Disputes | Sydney Metropolitan
Closing date: 18/05/2021

About the role

We are currently seeking an experienced legal secretary to join our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team based in our Sydney office. This role presents a fantastic opportunity to get involved in interesting work within a vibrant, collaborative and friendly environment.

Reporting to a partner, this role will provide high touch secretarial support to the practice including (but not limited to); managing crucial team administration, handling client queries and managing the monthly billing process.

What does the role involve?

Administrative support to partners and fee earners in the practice group, including word processing and filing;
Managing confidential firm information and opening new matters;
Inputting and maintaining client data into client relationship software (Interaction);
Assisting with client queries; and
Managing the monthly billing process

About you

The ideal candidate is likely to have at least 4 years’ experience as a legal secretary, preferably within a medium to large sized firm. Previous experience in defence litigation would be advantageous.

To be successful in this role you will be a self-starter who works efficiently, uses your initiative and has exemplary attention to detail. You are highly organised and proactive in your approach to tasks and take a genuine interest in the work performed by the practice.

Strong Microsoft Office skills are essential, as are excellent communication skills. You will be capable of using automated billing systems and client relationship management software (Elite and InterAction preferred).

We value our culture at K&L Gates and are proud of our friendly and respectful reputation. We are looking for a likeminded individual who in addition to possessing technical excellence is able to work collaboratively in a team to get things done.

The extras

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, K&L Gates promotes equal opportunities for women and men to progress in their careers.

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Initiatives include:
Social events – social club and sporting teams
Pro-bono programs and community involvement via our payroll giving program, Global Day of Service and charitable fundraisers
14 weeks paid parental leave
Purchased annual leave
Onsite learning and professional development programs including a Management and Professional Excellence curriculum, CLE’s and the HUB.
Committees that tackle the big issues including diversity and inclusion, Women in the Profession.

About Us

The firm’s Australian operations provide vast knowledge of the Australian legal marketplace across a wide spectrum of industries. With lawyers located in four established offices in Australia’s leading financial and commercial centres and possessing substantial experience, K&L Gates acts for industry leaders, major corporations, capital markets participants, major financial institutions, and governments on ground-breaking legal transactions, both domestically and internationally.

K&L Gates is a global community of entrepreneurs and self-starters. We are focused on innovation, collaboration, and are constantly striving for excellence in our client service and culture. We know that our firm is only as strong as the collective efforts of our people. By experiencing K&L Gates, you will thrive in a dynamic legal landscape where we invest in your career path and talent development. With a global presence and lawyers with top-tier skills in a multitude of practice areas, K&L Gates is truly a one-of-a-kind firm at which to grow your career.

Do you like what you see?

Please apply via our Careers page at www.klgates.com

For more information please contact Tania Brierley, Recruitment Consultant at tania.brierley@klgates.com

Referrals from agencies not accepted at this time.

K&L Gates reserve the right to close advertising earlier at our discretion.

K&L Gates is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of those with a disability. We welcome applications from people who have an indigenous and/or culturally and linguistically diverse background.


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