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Receptionist / Trainee Legal Assistant

Maurice Blackburn - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


Job no: 498766
Work type: full-time permanent
Location: Victoria
Categories: Administration, Legal Support
Practice area: Road & Work Injuries

A law firm like no other.

Work with people who are truly passionate about the work we do and the impact we have on the community. From the kind of people who work here, to the kind of cases we take on, these values have run deeply throughout our organisation for almost a century.

A diverse and inclusive workplace is something we are absolutely committed to. We actively work to create a strong and inclusive culture enriched by differences in ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age and family arrangements. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We also offer great employee benefits, some of which include:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • 17.5% Annual Leave Loading
  • Wellbeing Programs for you and your family
  • Health and Wellbeing Leave (4 extra days a year)

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity has presented itself within our Wangaratta office for a Receptionist / Trainee Legal Assistant on a full time permanent basis. Using your established skill set, you will support our legal team in a receptionist capacity as well as assisting the team with administrative duties.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Answer all incoming calls and assist or transfer calls where appropriate;
  • Greet guests in the reception area and manage the switchboard;
  • Manage client expectations and provide accurate information within a timely manner;
  • Arrange and manage appointments with our clients;
  • Follow instructions to arrange opening and closing of files;
  • Produce file notes and basic legal correspondence;
  • Play a key role in our legal team by preparing court documents as requested;
  • Arrange and manage diaries and schedules;
  • Open and sort all incoming mail;
  • Preparation of bills for clients; and
  • Other administrative support as required

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Previous legal and receptionist experience;
  • Excellent client service skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to multitask, prioritise and work under pressure;
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a hardworking team; and
  • An understanding of court processes and systems and/or previous experience working in a legal environment will be highly regarded

This role will suit a candidate with excellent customer service skills who has a strong ability to manage competing priorities and the capability to adapt to a quickly changing environment. If you're a driven and motivated individual looking for an opportunity to be part of a successful national firm, consider advancing your career at Maurice Blackburn, where we fight for fair!

How to Apply

Click the ‘Apply’ button and include your resume and cover letter.

Please note, applications will not be accepted via email and must be submitted via our online recruitment system.

Please note, the application process may close earlier than the listed date.

Advertised: 19 May 2021. AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 27 Jun 2021. AUS Eastern Standard Time