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					Trainee Legal Secretary program 2010
Considering a career as a legal secretary?
Smart move. Legal services is a growing industry around the world. Legal secretaries work on
varied assignments using the latest technology, in a vibrant and professional environment.


It’s also a smart move to join the         Why choose a career at                      What can you expect from
Minter Ellison Legal Group for your        Minter Ellison?                             our TLS program?
legal secretarial training. We are one
of the largest law firms in the Asia       Here are some of the great things about     Continual ongoing training and support
Pacific. Our legal team of more than       working at                                  throughout the program including:
1,200 is backed by a strong multi-         Minter Ellison:                             • a one week induction to prepare
disciplinary team of support staff,        • opportunities to work on great               you for working at Minter Ellison
working in 15 locations worldwide.           deals for blue-chip corporate             • one-on-one coaching with a mentor
                                             and public sector clients                 • ongoing technology training
Our size means we give our people          • ongoing career and                           on all Minter Ellison software
the opportunity to gain valuable legal       development opportunities                 • client service and
experience. Our six month Trainee          • award-winning employee                       communications skills
Legal Secretary (TLS) program is the         benefits package
                                                                                       As a trainee you can expect to assist
ideal next step in your legal career.      • friendly and supportive culture           secretaries and lawyers to prepare
                                           • cutting-edge technology and               documents for clients and court,
                                             knowledge management systems
                                                                                       provide diary management, proofread
                                           • professional, modern work                 documents, complete data entry tasks,
                                             environment in a prime CBD location
                                                                                       prepare invoices, manage files, liaise
‘The TLS Program has been very
                                                                                       with clients and provide general typing
beneficial in kick starting my career
                                                                                       and administrative assistance.
within the legal industry. Since
                                                                                       You will also learn the value of
graduating from the traineeship, I have
                                                                                       working as part of a team.
joined the Secretarial Relief Team which
enables me to rotate throughout the
firm, covering for secretaries that are    ‘ The Minter Ellison Trainee Legal Secretary program is an excellent starting point
absent. This is great for providing          for anyone interested in a legal administrative career. Going through three
exposure to all areas of the firm and        rotations within a large firm has given me exposure to various different
continuing to acquire greater skills.        departments within the firm and is a great chance to get a realistic idea of what
The trainees have the support of             would suit you best. The ongoing training and practical experience have been
everyone at Minter Ellison and the           both beneficial and worthwhile to my personal development. Hands down the
program provides great training.’            friendliest workplace I have had the chance to learn and develop in – a valuable
Angela Savage TLS 2009                       opportunity not to be missed.’ Troy Irwin TLS 2008.
             It’s not all work                             Who are we looking for?                    How to apply
             There are plenty of opportunities             We like our trainees to have:              The Trainee Legal Secretarial Program
             to participate in recreational                • a proactive ‘self starter’ approach      begins in early February each year.
             activities, including sports teams,             to learning and skills development       Your application should include:
             discounted in-house massages                  • excellent written and verbal             • a one-page covering letter stating
             and free gym membership.                        communication skills                       the position you are applying

             In addition, each Minter Ellison
                                                           • accuracy and attention to detail           for and summarising why you

             office has an energetic social
                                                           • professional presentation                  are suitable for the role; and

             committee, which organises Friday
                                                           • a minimum typing speed of 40+            • a resume with copies of certificates
                                                             words per minute with 98% accuracy         detailing both your school and
             night events, family picnics and
             mid-year and end-of-year events.
                                                           • knowledge of the                           tertiary results (including completion
                                                             Microsoft Office suite                     dates, if applicable) and the names,
             These advantages – along with special         • excellent telephone skills                 titles and telephone numbers
             discounted financial services, health         • knowledge of legal terminology             of two referees.
             insurance, movie tickets and much             • successful completion of final           Your application should be submitted
             more – make up our award-winning                year secondary school
                                                                                                      through the Minter Ellison careers
             employee benefits package.                    • ideally, further education in            website. Simply log into
                                                             areas such as legal practice,
                                                                                                      www.minterellison.com/careers
                                                             business studies, secretarial
                                                                                                      and follow the prompts to upload
                                                             studies or administration
                                                                                                      your application to Trainee Legal
                                                                                                      Secretary Program – 2010.

             ‘The TLS program has been a great start       team and now support a team of             practice groups within firm, I acquired
             into both full time work and the legal        lawyers in the Private Equity & Capital    many new skills, importantly the ability
             industry. I liked having the rotations into   Markets group. I never thought full time   to adapt to working with new people
             different divisions of the firm as it gave    work would be so much fun or that I        and new systems. I have now settled
             me exposure to different types of law         would meet so many new friends.’           in a role in the Dispute Resolution
             and a better understanding of how it          Jessica Smith TLS 2007                     group, working closely with a Partner,
             works. I also got a great sense of                                                       Senior Associate and Lawyer. My role
             support from my mentor and buddy                                                         is demanding and enjoyable, and the
             as well as other Minters staff and fellow     ‘After completing the Trainee Legal        learning just doesn’t stop. Great
             trainees. After graduating from the           Secretary program I worked on the relief   clients and quality of work!’
             TLS program I initially joined the Relief     team where I was exposed to various        Darren Conlon TLS 2006




             Want to find out more?                        Trainee Legal Secretary Program 2010 application timetable
             For general enquiries or assistance           Applications open:                         Monday 26 October 2009
             with submitting applications,
                                                           Applications close:                        Friday 20 November 2009
             please contact:
                                                           Interviews:                                30 November to 4 December 2009
             Nicole Rowe
                                                           Offers are made:                           December 2009
             Supervisor, Secretarial Services
             E nicole.rowe@minterellison.com               Program commencement:                      February 2010
MEL09 0255

				
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