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Senior Insurance Litigation Secretary

Job details

Location: VIC - Melbourne
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Reference: Ad-41788
Posted: 21 days ago

Job description

The role

  • Minimum of 6 years' experience to join our Melbourne office in a litigated insurance practice area
  • Extensive litigation experience (Defendant preferably but will consider plaintiff)
  • Working for a team of senior lawyers, and also a partner

 
Key responsibilities and duties

  • General typing, drafting and amending of documents including PowerPoint
  • Monthly billing, including ensuring that client SLA's and specific billing requirements are followed
  • Diary management, including organising internal and external client meetings
  • Attending to client and matter queries, including managing the process of opening new clients and matters through to closure of a matter
  • Maintaining paper and electronic filing systems
  • Assisting senior lawyers with various paralegal tasks (including drafting of Court documents and attending to Court e-filing) as required
  • Capturing fee earner business development activities in the firm's client management system
  • Managing work flow and covering secretarial absences within the team
  • Assisting in training, coaching and mentoring other secretaries in the office
  • Arranging flights and accommodation and preparing itineraries
  • Assisting with coordination and planning of internal and external events.

 
Job requirements

  • Minimum 6 years' experience as a legal secretary/paralegal
  • Background experience in litigation is essential
  • Construction and/or insurance experience will be favourably regarded
  • A forward thinking and results focussed attitude
  • Proficiency across all Microsoft Office applications
  • A typing speed of at least 65 WPM with strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • A professional and polished presentation with clear and concise communication
  • The ability to multi-task with a proactive and flexible approach to your work.