Senior Legal Secretary | Litigation

Posted 16 July 2021
Salary$70k - $85k + kiwisaver
LocationAuckland, Auckland, Auckland
DisciplineLaw Firms - Legal Support
Reference269425

Job description

This is a fantastic opportunity to align your career with a specialist litigation team 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.
  
About the Role:
Supporting a senior Partner and a team of solicitors, you will be based in a team that runs at a fast pace, doing deadline driven work. You will be liaising with clients and assisting with their queries as well as helping with prepare documents for business proposals and tendering for work. You will thrive in an environment that is agile and dynamic, where no two days are the same.
  
The work will involve:
  • Word processing, drafting letters and documents as well as transcribing digital dictation
  • Diary management for a Partner, organising evening functions and industry events and seminars
  • Administration, filing and database management as well as assisting with documentation for court litigation
  • 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 law firm is essential for this role, and may suit a litigation 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 able to adapt to change, think fast and able to deliver on deadline. 

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 ship in their team with an engaged and fun working environment. You will be a part of some of the most interesting and exciting high court cases of our time.
  • $70,000 - $85,000 per annum plus Kiwisaver
  • Work in stunning Downtown Auckland offices
  • Social club and other social and industry events
For further information, contact Simone Macdonald on 027 224 5228 or email your CV to simone@colegal.co.nz or by clicking APPLY now.