Junior Practice Assistant – Patents & Trade Marks team (Melbourne)

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Secretaries

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a long and proud heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work.

From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region for almost 200 years, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.

Over this time, we've grown in scale and reach, today offering clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations through our global alliance with Linklaters.

Our opportunity

We are looking for a junior practice assistant (legal secretary) to join our Melbourne Patent & Trade Mark team. In this role you'll have the opportunity to work with practice assistants, paralegals, attorneys, lawyers and partners across our offices.  Whilst being mentored by some of the most highly regarded professionals, this is an opportunity for you to progress your practice assistant career, experience all aspects of the firm including our legal practice groups and corporate business service areas.  

We will provide you with extensive training that covers the technical and practice management aspects of how Allens operates and ongoing learning and development opportunities.

What you will bring

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • A commitment to excellence in client service, along with strong interpersonal skills, confidence, and the ability to build rapport with busy clients, partners, attorneys and lawyers;
  • A very high level of accuracy and attention to detail, with the flexibility to organise and prioritise work independently and deliver to tight deadlines;
  • A minimum touch typing speed of 45-50 wpm; and
  • Basic computer literacy in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook email.

Experience in a patent and trade mark practice is also desirable.

What we'll offer

You will be an integral part of a high performing, national team.

At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way.

You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs. 

How to apply

We prefer to hear from you directly. Please submit your resume via our on-line careers site addressed to Courtney Reynolds, Resourcing Consultant or contact Courtney for a confidential discussion on + 61 3 9613 8935.


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