Legal Assistant

Job Description

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 legal assistant to join our dedicated Family Law team in our Mackay office, flexible working arrangements available, with the following qualities:

  • highly motivated
  • strong work ethic
  • ability to work autonomously
  • ability to manage multiple tasks
  • positive attitude
  • works well under pressure
  • team player

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 (preferred);
  • 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 high level of organisational and time management skills with a 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 and can-do attitude;
  • be able to find creative solutions to problems; 
  • possess the ability to work as part of 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 hr@kellylegal.com.au