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Legal Secretary - Corporate / M&A / Capital Markets - Melbourne

Clayton Utz

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 19/09/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Legal Secretary & PA

Job description:
As Australia's leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way.
We're looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you've always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?
The role
We currently have an opportunity for a Legal Secretary to join our Corporate / M&A / Capital Markets group located in Melbourne on a part-time (3 days per week - Monday, Thursday and Friday) basis. Clayton Utz's Legal Secretaries play an instrumental part in our firm providing high quality administrative support a number of Senior and Junior Lawyers.
Key responsibilities
In this varied and busy role you will be responsible for:
  • Drafting, reviewing and preparing correspondence/documentation
  • Managing all incoming correspondence, as well as providing a proactive and efficient approach to producing correspondence without direction
  • File management as well as actively attending to email filing/management for Senior team members and ensuring other employees are attending to same
  • Managing telephones, electronic diaries and voicemail for team members
  • Organising meetings and travel, including a proactive approach to reorganising commitments on a needs basis
  • Manipulation of complex documents
  • General accounts, reporting and monthly billing
  • Have a flexible approach to providing assistance out of core business hours from time to time
Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • Legal secretarial experience
  • Strong attention to detail, proactive work style and first rate secretarial and typing skills
  • Ability to know what is coming next and being prepared to deal with it in the most efficient matter in order to reduce the administrative time required from the Partner
This role is a 12 month fixed-term contract with preferred working days to be Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Why Clayton Utz?
As part of this innovative team you will be working with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you'll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish.

Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.

Go on, challenge your expectations.
How to apply?
To submit your interest in this role, please click the 'Apply' button.

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Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements.