Executive Assistant - Legal



Location: Canberra 


Contract Type: Fixed Term 


MinterEllison is one of Australia’s largest law firms, with nearly 200 years of business history.  We're known for our legal and consulting expertise - and for our inclusive and authentic character.


Our purpose is to create sustainable value with our clients, people and communities.  That means we have a proud history of providing excellence to clients, nurturing our people and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.


We value excellence, curiosity and collaboration.  Clients rely on us for our responsive, commercial approach.  Our clients include government departments and agencies, private and publicly listed companies, and small and large businesses in Australia and overseas.  


As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with a wide range of benefits. To view our benefits, please copy this link into your browser https://www.minterellison.com/-/media/Minter-Ellison/Files/Careers/Employee-Benefits-Brochure-2023.ashx


Your role


We are looking for an Executive Assistant to support in our Competition, Climate and Technology team, Supporting the National Government Practice Leader, on a 12-month contract working Full Time. Some of your responsibilities will include:


  • Diary and email management;
  • Drafting correspondence, document preparation and amendments;
  • Coordination of meetings and travel;
  • Maintaining client databases and key contact information;
  • File management including file opening and closing, electronic and physical filing;
  • Other ad hoc duties as required.
  • Specific client and matter reporting and client administration tasks;
  • Manage client specific and complex monthly billing requirements;
  • Reconciliation of corporate AMEX expenses;
  • Liaising with clients and various stakeholders;


What you need


To be successful in this role, you will have experience in a Legal Secretary or Assistant role. You must also have excellent attention to detail and be extremely proactive. You will also possess the following attributes:


  • Advanced Microsoft Word skills including document creation and presentation;
  • Solid understanding of software applications including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint other technology systems;
  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail and organisation ability;
  • A strong client focus


Why MinterEllison


We offer flexible working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership - all with no minimum tenure.


We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, genders (including trans or gender diverse), LGBTQ+ people and those with carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


How to apply


We prefer to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV by clicking on the 'Apply' button. We encourage all applications, including if you do not meet the criteria listed for the role. Your application will also enable us to consider you for other opportunities that may be available at MinterEllison.


Canberra, AU

Contract Type:  Fixed Term