If you’re an experienced legal secretary, check out our currently available positions page to find vacant legal secretary jobs.
Taking the next step in the legal industry with a new job is an exciting opportunity to expand your skills, make beneficial connections and meet new people! However, it can also be very difficult – which is why we are here to help!
If you have been working in a legal secretary or assistant job for a few years or more and are looking for a new role, we are here to provide you with all the advice and advocacy you’ll need to make sure your next career move is the right one. Whether you’re new to Melbourne, looking to move up to new challenges or just need a change, our friendly legal recruitment consultants can help you with your legal secretary job search, making the best use of your experience, and matching you with your ideal work environment.
Legal Secretary Position for You
The main thing to ask when we start your legal secretary job search together is: what do you want? We want to find the best job for you. One that you will enjoy, be successful in, will work with your particular strengths, provide the environment you want to work in and be in the area of law you are most interested.
It is useful to think about your previous experience when deciding which aspects of legal assistant support and administration you know best and enjoy. Build your CV around these – the programs, documents and procedures you have worked on, and how independently you managed this work, will help us to find the role that is going to make the best use of your skills.
So if you’re ready to take a step forward in your career as a legal secretary, it’s a good idea to think seriously about the type of environment you’d like to work in. Keep in mind, there are advantages and disadvantages of different firms depending on their size, location and type of work they do, as well as the culture that is developed by the actual people who work there.
Where to now?
The size of firm you work in can be a key factor when matching people to legal secretary jobs. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, corporate administration environment with a large team that will make the best use of your organisational skills, you may prefer to look for a legal secretary job at the top or mid tier commercial law firms. The size of the organisation usually means that you will have great access to support and training. Smaller firms can be more relaxed and personal, and can offer more opportunity for legal support staff to be involved in the wider working of the firm.
The area of law you are working in is also something to look at, whether you want a change or to expand your experience in an area you really enjoy. Having experience in the industry, we can talk to you about the practice areas of each law firm, what it’s like to work in particular areas of law, and specific things like the differences between working for plaintiff or defendant in litigation.
As specialist legal recruiters, we know the Melbourne legal industry well and can provide you with advice on working in legal support in the top and mid tier firms, as well as the boutique and smaller firms – contact us today to discuss your options!
The salaries for legal secretary, assistant and support staff can earn vary according to individual circumstances, like their level of experience and the type of firm or team they are working in. Salary negotiation is something we can take care of for you. As specialist legal recruiters, we are experienced in making the best arrangement for both you and our clients. We are guided by the needs of both parties to find the right fit, and will always aim to negotiate the best possible salary.
Taking the next step
When we meet with you, we will talk about your legal secretary or assistant job experience in detail, and discuss the options that might be available in the current legal secretary employment market. We always want to make sure to be making the right match for you. If you’re looking to really move up in your legal support career, check our current vacancies page for legal secretary positions we have available now.
Alternatively, just email us your CV directly and we can talk to you about the best way to get started!