Personal Assistant to Principal Lawyer

Personal Assistant to Principal Lawyer – Job Opening

Are you an organised, detail-oriented individual with a passion for the legal field? Our dynamic and prestigious law firm is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated Personal Assistant to support our Principal Lawyer. This role is critical to managing the day-to-day activities of our lead legal expert, ensuring smooth operations and enabling them to focus on providing exceptional service to our clients.

Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Type: Full-Time

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and organise the Principal Lawyer’s calendar, including scheduling meetings, appointments, and court dates.
  • Handle confidential documents with discretion, ensuring they are stored and managed securely.
  • Prepare legal documents and correspondence under the direction of the Principal Lawyer.
  • Assist in managing client communications, including taking calls, responding to emails, and ensuring timely follow-up.
  • Facilitate internal communication, acting as a liaison between the Principal Lawyer and other staff members.
  • Organise and maintain the Principal Lawyer’s office, ensuring a tidy and efficient workspace.
  • Conduct research and gather information as requested to support legal proceedings and client consultations.
  • Undertake any other administrative tasks as required to support the Principal Lawyer and enhance office efficiency.


  • Proven experience as a Personal Assistant, Legal Secretary, or similar role, preferably within a legal setting.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with legal management software.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving and the ability to work independently.
  • A commitment to high professional ethical standards.
  • Educational background in legal studies or related field is preferred.

What We Offer:

  • A competitive salary package commensurate with experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • A supportive team environment within a reputable law firm.
  • Exposure to a wide range of legal tasks and responsibilities.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to support a leading legal professional and possess the skills and qualifications we are looking for, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this role to

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Category: Personal Assistant
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Melbourne

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