Legal Assistant - Dispute Resolution (IP) - Melbourne

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Job Number: 967361
Work type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Secretary / Word Processor, Melbourne

Legal secretaries and administrators are valued and respected at MinterEllison – you provide vital support to our legal staff and contribute to our success as a leading professional services firm. We are a friendly and supportive team that takes pride in our work, our individual and collective achievements, our clients' success, and our firm's reputation in the marketplace.

Our IP team

Minter Ellison's Intellectual Property team is at the forefront of intellectual property development globally. Our large and diverse team advises on the creation, acquisition, commercialisation, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and has forged an enduring reputation working with leading local and global organisations.

Your role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced personal assistant to join the Intellectual Property team within our Dispute Resolution Division, providing efficient administrative support to 2 Partners and a team of lawyers.

As a key addition to this team, some of your responsibilities will include:

  • diary management and organisation of authors
  • monitor emails and telephone calls
  • making and managing travel arrangements
  • manage files (both electronic and hard copy)
  • assist in maintaining client databases
  • drafting correspondence, document preparation and amendments
  • reconcile corporate AMEX expenses
  • billing in accordance with client requirements (experience with Elite3 an advantage)

This role will suit a candidate with 3+ years' administration experience in a legal environment. In addition, you will possess the following attributes:

  • ability to manage multiple tasks and manage deadlines
  • a proactive 'can do' attitude
  • be team orientated and committed to building rapport with your practice group team members
  • self-motivation and an ability to work autonomously
    a strong client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers, industry experts and clients
  • demonstrated ability, and resilience, to work in an environment that expects excellence as a minimum
  • resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own
  • pride in the work you produce and who you work for and with
  • ability to liaise at all levels (including very senior clients and partners)
  • high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • advanced word document skills including document creation and presentation
  • strong understanding of software applications including Excel, PowerPoint, practice management and other technology systems

About us

As a leading international law firm, Minter Ellison offers a full range of legal services to an impressive list of clients across Australia, in Asia and globally. We work on interesting, challenging and innovative legal issues and clients trust us with their largest and most complex transactions.

What we offer

Minter Ellison people are caring, high-achieving and supportive of each other both at work and outside of it. You'll enjoy being able to call on a network of business support resources for assistance, and have the flexibility you need to engage effectively with your work, your colleagues and any further study you may be undertaking. We also offer a wide range of accessible in-house learning programs including Word, Excel and Powerpoint and other soft skill courses around communication and time management.

How to apply

Please submit your CV for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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