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Join a broad service law firm with a team-oriented culture that supports staff well-being, hybrid work locations and competitive salary.

Purpose

Reporting to the Director for Litigation, the legal assistant as part of the litigation support team, provides administrative support to a team of experienced litigation lawyers.

The legal assistant effectively supports the team by drafting and lodging documents, completing legal research, maintaining files, liaising with stakeholders, and coordinating meetings, required documents, and processing these as well as tracking cases to keep the team abreast of deadlines. As such, the legal assistant is required to possess strong organisational and communication skills, as well as an ability to complete tasks timely and accurately under minimal supervision.

Our offices are in the stunning Rialto corporate office towers in Melbourne’s CBD with thoughtful amenities such as cafes, a gym and End-of-Trip shower and locker facilities. Nevett Ford... also offers 2 days per week work-from-home arrangements.

Key Capabilities, Qualifications And Experience
• Minimum 2 years of demonstrated experience in a similar position within a legal firm, (area of litigation is highly desirable)
• Excellent time management and organisational skills
• Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to provide clear, concise, and accurate documentation.
• Demonstrated capability in data entry & strong attention to detail
• Proficient MS Office and computer skills
• Experience with Affinity, the practice management software (desirable)
• A positive, can-do attitude and team player

Principle Accountabilities
• Administrative duties to assist in the creation of new files, including extracting data from Affinity, PDF document binding and hyperlinking of PDF references.
• Drafting general correspondence (e.g., letter of advice, briefing letter to barristers);
• Drafting briefs and court documents (e.g., Briefs, cost assessment applications, Short Minutes of Order, Affidavits of Service, Court Bundles);
• Filing all electronic court documents with Supreme, County, Magistrates and Federal Courts online
• Liaising with clients and various stakeholders via email and phone
• Arranging and attending settlement conferences and mediations and finalising matters post settlement.
• Preparing Cost Schedules
• Reviewing and/or creating case summaries and articles; and undertaking legal research
• Assisting with discovery tasks
• Assisting lawyers with the conduct of cases
• Managing diaries, keeping track of case pipeline schedules and deadlines
• Liaising with internal and external stakeholders in the collating of documents, arranging meetings, supporting the process through to completion.
• Other tasks as required

In return, you will receive a career opportunity within a broad service legal practice that offers a competitive salary package and maintains a supportive and team-oriented environment. Nevett Ford truly supports work-life balance with flexible work arrangements, access to Nevett Ford's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and programs that support wellness and team-building activities.

If this position sparks your interest and you would like to know more, please contact Rose Bilugan at 03 9614 7111. Please apply as soon as you are able. We are processing applications as they come and we may fill the position as soon as we find a suitable candidate.

Click the ‘Apply’ button and include your résumé and cover letter in PDF format. Please note, applications will not be accepted via email
Melbourne VIC Australia

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