Legal Assistant

Date: 20 Jun 2024

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: Dentons

About Dentons

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm. We are the lightbulb moments. The bold ideas. We’re 20,000+ people globally across 80+ countries. We are a global polycentric firm. Moving with innovation. Making the decisions that will take us from largest to leading. From now to next. The opportunity is huge.

Dentons continues to improve its standings and now consistently ranks as one of the five best regarded legal brands in the world according to the Acritas Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index.


Dentons has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Legal Assistant to join our highly regarded Australian Intellectual Property and Technology practice, on a permanent basis.


We represent national and international clients on a complex and interesting range of matters spanning a wide range of industries and technologies. Our work includes IP commercialisation and licensing, information technology, supply and distribution, franchising, procurement, privacy, consumer protection and regulatory compliance.


This is a chance for you to join a collaborative and supportive team, committed to your future development.


About the role


  • Maintaining client contact information, organising meetings, equipment and managing replies;
  • Editing, drafting and preparing correspondence, documents and presentations;
  • Proactively managing team’s finance requirements including opening matters and conflict checking, trust requirements, accounts payable, audit letters, high volume billing and closing files;
  • Working with the team to identify areas for process improvements and implementing process changes; and
  • Managing all general administrative requirements including telephones, electronic and hard copy filing, printing, mail etc.


About you


  • A background in legal administrative support or administration in professional services and seeking a career in legal support;
  • An energetic, enthusiastic, team player committed to providing a high level of service to our internal team and our clients;
  • Organised and efficient and enjoys working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment;
  • Knowledge of Elite or other finance related software to manage expenses, matters, timesheets, client billing and reporting requirements;
  • Knowledge of Outlook to organise and manage contacts, mail and calendars;
  • A good grasp of technology to produce high quality documentation and awareness of other programs to help ensure the right technology is being used to produce the best result;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; and
  • A proactive and flexible attitude.


Why Dentons

Dentons Australia offers a wide range of incentives aimed at embracing your authenticity, providing purpose, and strengthening your ongoing development.
We offer:

  • Equitable salary packaging, incentive pay and rewards
  • Salary continuous insurance (for permanent employees or employees on a 6 month or more maximum term contract basis)
  • Salary sacrificing and novated leases
  • 5 days Bonus Leave per year after 12 months service
  • Additional leave options
  • Equal family leave for all genders (including kinship groups)
  • Floating public holidays for days of cultural significance
  • Exclusive retailer discounts
  • Offices designed for collaboration on Gadigal, Naarm, Yuggera, Kaurna and Whadjuk land
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Generous health and wellbeing programs
  • Agile and flexible working for all
  • Social and diversity networks providing year-round events
  • Opportunities to undertake pro-bono legal work

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

Embedded in our people is a passion to help others through the delivery of justice. It is through this that our commitment to inclusion, equity, and reconciliation has evolved. We are proud to say that by design, we have no single headquarters or dominant national culture, this means the unique perspectives, experiences, and identities of our people come together globally under one purpose to create an inclusive and accessible environment where anyone can thrive.

Please apply online with your CV, Cover Letter, and academic transcripts. If you have questions beforehand, please email our recruitment team at Enquiries only please, applications will not be accepted by email.

Agency Submissions

Dentons does not accept agency submissions unless the agency is specifically contacted by a member of the Recruitment Team. Please do not forward candidate profiles or resumes to partners, hiring managers or other employees - this will not constitute an introduction to the firm and Dentons will not be liable for a fee.