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Legal Assistant / Team Leader Project Coordinator

Hi, I have been working for the Applied Legal Technology dpt at Allens Arthur Robinson since October 2007 and prior to this current experience I have worked for corporations such as ANZ, Potter Farrelly (Deacons) and Baker & McKenzie. I add to these legal assistant skills my experience of working as a Property Lawyer in France. I am looking for a job as a legal assistant, with a preference for the property field, or even why not step up to a position of project coordinator or team lead

Work Preferences

Desired Salary
30,000 - 60,000 per year  
Availability
Immediately  
Desired Job Type
Any Type  
Can Travel for Work
Moderately  
Highest Education Level
Masters Degree  
Current Location
Melbourne  
Willing to relocate?
No
Residency / Visa
Authorised to work in Australia

Skills Profile

Legal
Law Clerk / Paralegal
Real Estate and Property
Real Estate - Other
Technical Skills Skill Last Used Yrs. Exp.  
  CT Summation 2009 1  
  Hummingbird DM5 2009 2  
  Ringtail 2009 3  
  Word, Excel 2009 7  
Other Skills
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Employment History

Job Title
Legal Assistant - Allens Arthur Robinson
Industry
Other
10/2007 to Current
Allens Arthur Robinson, Applied Legal Technology department, Melbourne                                                                                                                                Allens Arthur Robinson is widely recognised as the leading corporate law firm in Australia and in Asia.
The Applied Legal Technology department in Melbourne assists AAR lawyers and specialists by its expertise in technology solutions, document support and data management for large-scale litigation and legal matters.                             Achievements:


          * Provided assistance to Legal teams and clients with the constant workflow generated by large litigation matters involving international procedures

      * Used the latest database and document management solutions including e-discovery services (Ringtail, Summation, e.law), realized complex hyperlinking, created transaction bibles, produced affidavits and exhibits

      * Worked as part of team in managing and organising a very large number of hard copy documents as part of a superannuation dispute

      * Embraced the full range of skills developed by legal assistants within the A.L.T. department: batch printing, creation of large spreadsheets,  labelling & archiving material using Microsoft Access, scanning, filing, etc

Job Title
Project Support Paralegal - Baker & McKenzie
Industry
Other
07/2007 to 08/2007

Baker & McKenzie, Projects Support Group, Melbourne CBD, Victoria.

 

Baker & McKenzie is one of the world's leading global law firms, with offices worldwide, providing a broad scope of legal services.

The Projects Support Group within the Melbourne office aims to deliver consistent workflow help and document management through diverse administrative duties.

 

Achievements:

 

·         Hyperlinked electronic bibles and webpages indexes through Ringtail

·         Objectively and subjectively coded numerous legal documents

·         Scanned, organized and indexed documents for various law cases

·         Archived data support using Microsoft Access

Job Title
Law Clerk / Paralegal - Potter Farrelly
Industry
Other
11/2006 to 07/2007

Potter Farrelly & Associates, Melbourne CBD, Victoria.

 

Potter Farrelly & Associates is an international firm specialising in electronic document discovery and information management, providing litigation support and legal workflow consulting services.

 

Achievements:

 

·         Full coded numerous legal documents for the purpose of legal review

·         Translated legal documents from French into English

·         Wrote English précis and summarised large amounts of information

·         Efficiently used a litigation support database (Ringtail)

·         Dealt with high level confidential information

·         Worked as part of a team

Job Title
Paralegal - ANZ
Industry
Accounting and Finance
10/2006 to 11/2006

ANZ, Debt Products Group, Melbourne CBD, Victoria.

 

Inside the Debt Products Group (DPG) of ANZ, I worked on a project called the “DPG Data Clean”.  This project was about auditing and correcting documentation or system errors for financial products in institutional banking.

 

Achievements:

 

·               Reviewed and audited legal documentation and Bank Guarantees to identify inaccuracies

·               Carried out a quality audit of a large amount of files for a range of financial products

·               Coordinated and headed the team of auditors

Job Title
Legal Services Manager - Savier Group (France)
Industry
Construction
09/2005 to 06/2006

Financière Savier (Savier Group), Saint-Cloud, Paris, France.

 

Savier Group is a French company based in Paris, specialising in real estate services such as property development (FINANCIÈRE SAVIER), property management, sales and body corporate.

 

·               Prepared all documents for examination by competent legal bodies

·               Brought up decisive elements in order to help the company win crucial legal cases

·               Managed administrative duties associated with the company’s building activities

·               Improved the company’s organisation towards new fiscal laws

Qualifications

Completed Institution Degree / Qualification
1999 Paris II University Masters Degree in Property & Construction Law  
1998 Paris II University Bachelors Degree in Public Law  

Work Related Training & Certification

Completed Institution Training / Certification
2006 NMIT, Preston, Victoria Certificate in Conveyancing