Legal Secretary | Family

Posted 17 April 2024
Salary$65k - $80k + K/Saver, Laptop & Phone
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLaw Firms - Legal Support

Job description

Based on the idyllic North Shore you will be able to dodge the city traffic and make the most of an easier commute time. This firm really embraces work/life balance with an easy and collaborative team environment. Being a well established and long-standing firm that offers multiple practice areas to support a wide range of clients has embedded this firm as well known and respected legal practice in its area. Due to the varied practice areas and interesting workloads, this firm has been able to attract high-calibre solicitors and support staff that you will be able to work alongside.
About the Role:

Supporting the litigation team you will have one reporting partner as well as a small team of solicitors. This is a team that is dedicated and driven in exceeding their clients expectations. You will be liaising with clients and assisting with their initial queries as well as working with court registrars on all submitted case files. On a day to day you will be responsible for:
  • Word processing - drafting letters and documents as well as transcribing digital dictation (this is not a dictation heavy role though)
  • Diary management for the Partner, organising evening functions and industry events and seminars as well as general PA duties in organising personal travel arrangements, appointments, and other personal engagements
  • Collating electronic bundling for family court as well as witness statements, affidavits evidence, and exhibits
  • Assisting authors with end of month accounts and billing, as well as any other ad hoc office duties and administration tasks
About You:
  • Previous experience within a litigation team would advantageous
  • Advanced typing skills, as well as demonstrated efficiency in Microsoft Suite with relevant legal software knowledge
  • Organised, methodical, and systematic in your approach to your work as you will be managing the Partner's diary as well as managing multiple conflicting deadlines at any one time
  • Team and client focused, willing to exceed expectations, and be proactive 
What's on offer:

You will be part of a vibrant, fun, and social team dynamic They have a cohesive working culture where staff feel valued and recognised. The Partners ensure that work is distributed fairly and evenly amongst the support team and are focused on ensuring the team's success. The Partners are seeking a Legal Secretary/PA that thrives on being the backbone of the team and is willing to go above and beyond for their clients.
  • Salary of $65,000 - $80,000 + KiwiSaver (based on experience)
  • Laptop and phone
To find out more, contact Simone Macdonald on 027 224 5228 or email your CV to or hit "apply now"