Executive Assistant

Legal Executive Assistant | 6-8 Month FTC | Great benefits including free gym membership 

Location: Adelaide 

Contract Type: Fixed Term 

MinterEllison is Australia’s largest law firm and provides legal and consulting services.

Purpose is at our core. We create lasting impacts with our clients, our people and our communities. Our teams collaborate and deliver to our Purpose, and consistently work to embed our values into everyday actions. Clients rely on our expertise and insights. They value our responsive, creative and commercial approach. We are curious by nature, diverse in our disciplines and authentic in our relationships.

Diversity and inclusion is at the core of our Purpose and informs the way we work with each other, our clients and in the community. We know that when we bring together diversity of thinking, skills, experience, gender identity, backgrounds and orientations, we get better results.

Our culture:


Legal support staff 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.


Your role:


This is an exciting opportunity for a Legal Executive Assistant to provide secretarial and administrative support to two Partners and two Senior Associates, working on a variety of litigation matters in our Adelaide, Dispute Resolution team.  This will be a 6-8 month contract, working 4 days a week, finishing up in August 2023.


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

  • Document production and amendments
  • Preparation of court documents and document briefs
  • Assisting with billing and invoice payments
  • Proactive diary and email management
  • Coordination of meetings & travel arrangements
  • Liaising with clients and maintaining client databases and key contact information
  • Assist with coordination of tenders, pitches as required
  • Reconciliation of corporate expenses
  • General administrative tasks such as filing, photocopying, searches etc


What you need:


You will be a proactive and organised individual. Ideally you will have some experience in litigation or in a Legal Executive Assistant role:


  • Experience using file management software and account management software
  • Strong skills in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage conflicting priorities
  • A solid client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers, industry experts and clients
  • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills


Why MinterEllison:


Some of the benefits you can enjoy working at MinterEllison include:


  • Free Gym membership
  • Opportunities for hybrid working to encourage balance and wellbeing
  • Corporate partner discounts
  • Learning and Development opportunities


MinterEllison is recognised annually as a Top Attraction Firm by Lawyers Weekly as voted by our peers.  We are a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in Australia and we hold Gold employer status with the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).


We make diversity in all its forms central to collaboration. We welcome applications from people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders (including if you identify as transgender or gender diverse), sexual orientations, as well as people living with a disability or who have family or carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for roles with MinterEllison.


How to apply:


We love to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button. If you would like further information, or a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected]


Agency submissions will not be accepted without prior express approval from the MinterEllison recruitment team. All agency candidates must be submitted through our on-line portal to be valid.


Adelaide, AU

Contract Type:  Fixed Term