Legal Assistant

November 28, 2021

Job Location: Mackay & Coalfields
Employer: Kelly Legal
Full time

Kelly Legal is a medium sized legal practice which strives to build and maintain strong relationships of trust with our clients by offering progressive and accessible legal advice, representation and solutions within a working environment that is open, friendly and encourages our employees to work collaboratively within a hard-working team. 

The Position

We are seeking a full time experienced legal assistant who is motivated and can work autonomously, can manage multiple tasks with a positive attitude, works well under pressure and a team player to join our Family Law team in our Mackay office.

Your duties will include:

  • liaising with clients, internal staff and other legal professionals including face to face communication and by telephone and email;
  • typing from dictation;
  • drafting legal and court documents and correspondence;
  • making and managing client appointments and general diary management;
  • filing and file maintenance, including email filing and electronic file management;
  • maintaining records of time, disbursements, fees, trust account transactions and billing; and
  • other administrative tasks and providing general administrative support as required.

To be considered in this role you will:

  • have prior experience in a legal environment;
  • possess advanced written English language and numeracy skills;
  • possess above average literacy skills with a high level of attention to detail with accurate and efficient typing, spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills;
  • be proficient in MS Word;
  • have a highly developed ability to prioritise and be capable of meeting deadlines;
  • have an eye for detail and be able to manage multiple tasks with a calm, cheerful and can-do attitude;
  • be able to find creative solutions to problems;
  • possess the ability to work as a team and autonomously as the occasion may call for;
  • need to work extensively with our modern practice management software, client and matter databases and other software applications;
  • be able to demonstrate a committed, proactive and service orientated approach to work; and
  • have past or current academic studies in relevant fields which will be highly regarded.

Applications should include a detailed covering letter and current curriculum vitae.

To submit your application or for further information about the role please email [email protected] 

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