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Legal Secretary, Public Sector, Canberra

Clayton Utz

Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 07/12/2017

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. Are you up for the challenge?

The role
Our Canberra office is currently recruiting for an experienced Legal Secretary to join a busy and collegiate team of Lawyers. Reporting directly to the Partner in Charge, Caroline Bush this position will provide high level support to a number of Lawyers in the group. You will be involved in various projects as well as supporting the group with day to day administrative tasks. This is a full time permanent opportunity with a likely start date of early February 2018.

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 attend to email filing/management for
  • Partners and ensure 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: Solid legal secretarial experience

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional document production skills including version control
  • Advanced skills in Word, Outlook and Aderant (preferable)
  • Proactive approach and first rate secretarial and typing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, in fast paced environments and be able to prioritise urgency of work
  • Ability to work part of a team and have a flexible and adaptable approach
  • Ability to anticipate Partner requirements to reduce administrative time.

In addition to this, we're looking for a resilient, self-starter. Someone who is able to work autonomously and is focused on attention to detail and providing an outstanding service to their clients.

Why Clayton Utz?
As part of this innovative firm you will be working with a collegiate team who delivers only the best results. 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. 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 or Kate King on 03 9286 6752 for more information.

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