Australian Capital Territory
Leading CBD practice in Planning, Local Government & Environmental Law
Variety of tasks - interesting role - great people & work environment
Full time Contract/Temp Role for 5 months commencing 18 January 2021
This mid-sized CBD based firm specialises in commercial and property law, local government and environmental related matters. Its origins in this sector are long established and the practice has a highly respected reputation for its legal expertise in these issues.
The firm is seeking to appoint a bright, dynamic individual to cover a staff member’s maternity leave. This is a Contract Temporary role commencing 18th January 2021 with a duration of 5 month.
This is a varied and busy role providing secretarial support to Partners and Solicitors in the Planning and Local Government team.
The primary functions of the role are:
Preparation of Court documents and filing for LEC and occasionally other jurisdictions
Preparation of Advices
Preparation of Briefs to Counsel and Experts
Typing documents and correspondence including dictation work.
Liaising with clients, experts and barristers
Filing and archiving
Preparation of monthly invoices
Other administrative tasks
The successful candidate will have:
A minimum of 2 years’ secretarial experience, preferably legal (however a less experienced, exceptional candidate will be considered)
Experience drafting court documents
Experience drafting briefs and other large documents - both in hard copy and electronic formats
Advanced Word, Outlook and Excel skills
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills
Superior organisational skills
Strong attention to detail
A typing speed of at least 65 wpm
Knowledge of LexisNexis Affinity would be an advantage.
Remuneration is negotiable and will be based on the experience and capability of the successful candidate.
It is essential to include BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in your application to be eligible for consideration.
P.S. Initial contact will be via the EMAIL address you supplied during your application, be sure to check your inbox and spam periodically.
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