Position Description Legal Assistant - Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety Location Melbourne Job Code 918 # of openings 1 About Us Mills Oakley is a leading independent Australian law firm. With over 100 partners and over 700 staff nationally, we are a Top 10 Australian firm by size. Our clients include ASX200 listed companies, mid-sized corporates, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. We have been recognised by respected industry bodies and commentators, including ALPMA and Australasian Lawyer, as one of the nation's most innovative law firms, leading ground-breaking projects such as Australia's first legal services Accelerator. Our energetic vision is complemented by our investment in quality people and a proven commitment to forging strong, durable client relationships. The Role An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Legal Assistant to work in our Melbourne Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team. Supporting an Associate and Lawyer, you will display excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. Prior litigation experience or working in an employment or workplace relations team will be highly regarded. You will be an integral member of the team who will provide superior administrative support and display an ability to think strategically and manage competing priorities for the team. Responsibilities will include the following: Extensive diary, phone and email management and ownership of the team; Attend to PA duties and work independently; Be active on files where required; Ability to manage client relationships well; Take instructions from clients on behalf of the team; Preparation and reconciliation of expenses; Preparing pro forma legal documents and briefs to Counsel; Attend to e-filing of court documents; Opening and closing of files; Organising team events & functions; Billing; and File management. Who We Are Looking For The ideal candidate will have at least 1-2 years' experience as a Legal Assistant with excellent communication skills and a client service focus. You understand the short timelines sometimes faced by the lawyers in the team and can support them in those busy times. You will be proficient in MS Word and formatting, and can prioritise tasks, display initiative, and have exceptional attention to detail. A professional outlook, calm and balanced, backed by a sense of humour would see you fit in well with this team. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career in a fun, supportive, fast paced team environment. Apply Please address your application to Men Nguyen, Talent Acquisition Consultant. All applications can be submitted online.