Junior Legal Secretary | Property Litigation

Posted 24 January 2022
Salary$55k - $65k + KiwiSaver
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLaw Firms - Legal Support

Job description

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a specialist property law firm based in the heart of the CBD. This firm has a collaborative and cohesive working culture where everyone feels valued and recognised. The Partners ensure that work is distributed fairly and evenly amongst the support staff and are team focused. They are seeking a Legal Secretary that thrives on being the backbone of the team within this busy and productive litigation team.
About the Role:

Supporting a superstar Partner and a small team of fee earners, you will be based in a team that is deadline focused and driven to exceed client expectations. You will be liaising with clients and assisting with their queries, where no two days are the same. Duties include:
  • Word processing, drafting letters and documents as well as transcribing digital dictation on occasion
  • Diary management, inclusive of organising travel arrangements for the Partners
  • Administration, filing and database management as well as assisting with documentation for court and litigation processes
  • Assist authors with end of month accounts and billing, as well as any other ad hoc office duties and administration
About You:
  • Previous experience within a litigation team is ideal as a legal secretary looking to take a step up in responsibility in a role with growth
  • Advanced typing skills, this role includes dictation and therefore a typing speed of 50wpm minimum is required
  • Organised, methodical, and systematic in your approach to your work as you will be managing the partners diary as well as managing multiple conflicting deadlines at any one time
  • Good IT skills
  • Team and client focused, willing to exceed expectations and be proactive 
This role requires someone who is happy to 'muck in' and get stuff done with the ability to adapt to change, think fast and able to deliver on deadline. This role has room to grow in responsibilities and seniority so if you are looking for career growth,  this is a great opportunity, with ongoing training and development.

What's on Offer:

Not only will you be working with some of the top lawyers in their field but also a firm that boasts long tenure in their team with an engaged and fun working environment. You will also be rewarded with the following:
  • Circa $55k- $65k + KiwiSaver per annum based on experience
  • Idyllic office environment 
  • Continual growth and development 
For further information, contact Simone Macdonald on 027 224 5228 or email your CV to simone@colegal.co.nz or by clicking APPLY now.