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    DLA Piper is a global law firm with momentum. Joining DLA Piper means not only joining an experienced local team, but also being part of an expanding global firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. We believe the quality of our service is defined by the qualities of our people.
An exciting opportunity has become available in our Melbourne office for a junior to intermediate Legal Assistant to join DLA Piper's secretarial team.

This role will be responsible for providing a range of administrative support to multiple partners and fee earners within the Corporate, Employment, Restructuring and Tax practice groups, with a focus on Restructuring.
Responsibilities will include:
  • word processing, document preparation and drafting correspondence
  • electronic diary management (Outlook)
  • financials - including external/internal billing and reporting, and third party invoicing
  • liaising with both internal and external clients as required
  • organising travel arrangements
  • entering client details in contacts database
  • creating new client matter files, closing and archiving client matter files
  • all general administrative tasks including filing and photocopying
To be considered for this role, you will have from 1 to 6 years' experience working in a similar role within a law firm or professional services environment.
You will possess excellent communication skills (both written and oral), demonstrate an eye for detail and approach your tasks with enthusiasm and pride. You will thrive in a fast-paced working environment, and relish the opportunity to exercise your proven time management and organisational skills to deliver excellent client service.

You are a fast learner with a positive, can-do attitude who enjoys working in a team based environment, cooperating with others and approaching all set tasks with enthusiasm.
Technically, you will demonstrate advanced proficiency in the MS Suite with a minimum typing speed of 65wpm.
What's in it for you?
•         Discounted gym memberships
•         Discounted health insurance and banking benefits
•         Structured Learning & Development program
•         Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family
•         Salary Continuance Insurance eligibility
•         Rewarding strong performance through our internal reward and recognition programs
•         Firm-wide social calendar
To find out more about DLA Piper's corporate responsibility initiatives and programs, please visit our website - https://www.dlapiper.com/en/australia/aboutus/
If you think you have what it takes and this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now and be part of our future.
Contact – Felicity Davis, HR Advisor 
DLA Piper is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to join us, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people identifying as LGBTI, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disability.
 

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