Legal Secretary - JAM138

Legal Secretary - JAM138

17 Nov
Australian Capital Territory

17 Nov


Australian Capital Territory

About the role

Clyde & Co are inviting applications from experienced Legal Secretaries accustomed to providing support across a team of lawyers. Sydney based, this role is offered on a full-time permanent basis. If you have commercial litigation experience and enjoy being part of a collaborative and friendly team you are encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities

Following is an outline of the core responsibilities required. The successful candidate will provide administrative support to allocated fee earners as follows:

Answering and filtering all telephone calls received on behalf of fee earners, taking and relaying telephone messages.

Monitoring internal and external mail, email and voicemail and taking action when required.

Assist with the preparation of emails, correspondence, documents and presentations.

Maintaining paper and electronic filing systems and archiving.

Drafting email and letter correspondence and drafting and filing court documents.

Assist with diary management, arranging meetings, booking meeting rooms, organising catering and preparing any materials.

Attending to document production, including any printing, photocopying and/or collation of documents and materials.

Assist Legal Secretarial Team members and their partners and fee earners when you have capacity, they are busy or away on leave.

Client and matter

Matter management, including opening files, creating engagement letters and applying correct rates.

Attending to client and matter queries.

Assisting lawyers with various paralegal tasks including drafting of Court documents and attending to Court e-filing.

Organising medical appointments.

Downloading subpoena packets and saving as per naming guidelines.

Liaise with internal and external clients, assisting with queries and directing as appropriate providing a professional and friendly level of service at all times.

Assisting with the preparation of court documents which includes labelling, indexing, preparing files, briefs to counsel, court bundles and bibles.

Liaising with third parties (booking in IMO assessments, chasing responses to Court docs etc).


Manage the billing administration process as per the practice group requirements, which includes preparing billing guides, reviewing bills, amending narratives, preparing covering letters and preparing final bills to be sent to clients ensuring that client SLA's and specific billing requirements are followed.

Process third party invoices and disbursements.

Compile and prepare fee earner expenses.

Assist the fee earners with timesheet management, ensuring any leave days are properly recorded in the firm's time management system, Intapp Time.

Provide assistance with the preparation of client reports.

Business Development

Maintain and update client contact lists and enter fee earner business development activities in the firm's client contact database, InterAction.

This job description provides an overview of the main responsibilities for an employee in the role of Legal Secretary. As a core member of the Legal Secretarial Team you will also be expected to work as part of a team providing additional secretarial assistance to other secretaries and fee earners within or outside of your allocated practice group.

Job Requirements

To be considered for this position, you must have:

Minimum 3 years' experience as a legal secretary

A background in litigation and specifically experience in insurance litigation would be advantageous

Proficiency across Microsoft Office applications

Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

A professional and polished presentation with clear and concise communication

A demonstrated ability to organise workloads to meet tight deadlines

Experience with billing, and

The ability to multi-task with a proactive and flexible approach to your work.

Willingness to provide assistance with all other reasonable work related fee earner requests.

Reporting Structure

In addition to any Partner reporting lines, all Legal Secretaries will report to the National Legal Support Manager.

About the Firm

A pragmatic and dynamic international law firm with a focus on core sectors of infrastructure, insurance, international trade, natural resources and transportation. Clyde & Co is recognised for its work in and with fast-moving and volatile emerging markets, and for a history of managing complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes. Internationally, with more than 4,000 staff across six continents, we are on the front line for our clients' interests, all over the world. Our culture is one that is based on our integrity, enjoyment of work and a spirit of adventure that runs through everything we do. Clyde & Co is a truly entrepreneurial firm, always seeking new opportunities. We have had a presence in the Asia Pacific region for close to 40 years, during which time we have invested in building a network of market leading specialists who support our clients' international and regional growth strategies. We have over 500 directly-employed staff in-region. Our regional network includes presence in: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Ulaanbaatar, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, as well as working closely with Clyde & Co offices around the world.

For more about the firm, its lawyers, offices and areas of expertise and for the latest industry thought leadership please visit

How to apply

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic and progressive firm. If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (including cover letter and resume) via the link below.

If you would like further information please contact Viv Micheletti **********

Please note: Only candidates who have been selected for interview will be contacted.

Agencies: We have an internal resourcing team responsible for the recruitment of this role and are only accepting direct applications at this time. We are not accepting agency submissions for this role

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