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Executive Assistant - Intellectual Property, Melbourne, Full Time (12 Month Contract)

Minter Ellison - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


Job Number: 969285
Work type: Contractor
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Secretary / Word Processor, Melbourne

Exciting and busy practice - Supportive and collaborative team

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

MinterEllison'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

An opportunity exists for an experienced Executive Assistant/Legal Secretary to join our Melbourne Intellectual Property team within our Dispute Resolution Division. This role is a full time contract position for a period of 12 months, providing administrative support to 1 Partner and a team of lawyers. The ideal candidate needs to be enthusiastic, proactive, a self-starter and have the skills to juggle competing priorities.

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

  • monitor emails and telephone calls
  • diary management
  • billing in accordance with client requirements (experience with Elite an advantage)
  • reconcile corporate AMEX expenses
  • making and managing travel arrangements
  • manage files (both electronic and hard copy)
  • assist in maintaining client databases
We welcome applications from experienced Executive Assistants/Legal Secretaries with 2+ years' experience who possess the following attributes:
  • ability to manage multiple tasks and manage deadlines
  • high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • 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
  • pride in the work you produce
  • ability to liaise at all levels (including very senior clients and partners)
Please note we are not accepting applications from Law students or Graduates at this time.

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

We prefer to deal with you directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information, please contact Kathleen Grimes on +61 3 8608 2644 for a confidential discussion.

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.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia

Advertised: 03 May 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

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