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April

Legal Assistant

Herbert Smith FreeHills - Sydney, NSW

Legal
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Group / Team

Corporate

Working pattern

Full Time

The opportunity

Our Sydney office is looking for a an individual to join our our high performing team. We are seeking a driven, flexible and engaged Legal Assistant (LA) to provide outstanding support in a positive and efficient manner.

Our LAs play an important part in our business with the role of the LA providing high level quality administrative support in a timely and responsive manner to meet client requirements and to deliver an exceptional client experience.

This particular role is within the Corporate Practice Group and will manage a high volume practice which will require your strong matter management skills, in particular billing. You will need a passion for working collaboratively within a team, a proactive approach to delivering your work and strong attention to detail will help set you up for success in this organisation. You will have at least 4 years' experience to be considered for this role.

Skills, experience and qualifications

  • Typing speed minimum of 60wpm with 98% accuracy.
  • Strong matter management and billing experience (Aderant Expert).
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to building effective and trusting relationships with people internally and external to the firm.
Group / Team description

The legal support team provides the practical support our lawyers need so they can deliver the best possible service to our clients. The role of our legal support team is critical in assisting our people to perform at the highest level. The team provides high-quality support to partners and throughout our practice areas. This ranges from providing administrative support and diary management to producing a wide range of complex documents. Our legal support team also plays a client-facing role as assistants are typically in regular contact with our clients on behalf of lawyers.

Role type

Legal PA/Secretarial

Contract type

Permanent

Diversity & Inclusion

We aim to have a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator and where we celebrate the uniqueness of our people. Our firm is made up of people with a range of experience and backgrounds. We strive to ensure that our inclusive environment means our people feel valued and able to perform at their best by being their authentic selves at work. We know that our future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling engaged.

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Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills