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Legal Project Management (LPM) Team Assistant

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Work type: Full time - Contract
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Support – other, Shared Services - other

Legal Project Management Team Assistant
Fixed term contract - 12 months


About us

We are a top-tier law firm that aims to have a significant and positive impact on our people, clients and communities in which we work. Our firm is special because of the collective spirit of our people. We are bold, creative, collegiate, caring, smart and fun. We offer our people competitive total rewards and a strong focus on career development opportunities.

King & Wood Mallesons is an Asian headquartered global law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers across 27 locations including China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, the Middle East, Japan and the US.


  • Market leading work for premium clients
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Support for working parents including emergency childcare
  • Corporate gym memberships, flu vaccinations, skin checks, discounts on health, general insurance and other products and services
  • Swap pay for leave and Time in Lieu
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise

About the role

Supporting our national Legal project Management team, you will be a solutions-focussed, enthusiastic and detail-orientated assistant/secretary seeking an opportunity to move away from the traditional duties and expand your remit with some new experience.

In this role, your key focus will be to provide coordination and administrative support the Legal Project Management team with initiatives, in particular, the upcoming deployment of new matter planning software, roll out Managing Matters Effectively (MME) training and tools and other associated projects to maximise effectiveness and streamline the administration and coordination associated within the team.

For further information about this role, please see the attached position description below.

Download File Position Description - LPM - Legal Project Management Team Assistant - December 2019.pdf

What experience are we looking for?

This role is highly challenging and will demand the skills of someone who has:

  • Administration or coordination experience within a fast-paced project environment
  • Strong understanding of business processes and systems, with an ability to quickly learn and adopt new systems and software
  • Strong administration and project coordination skills, with an ability to drive initiatives and take ownership of projects
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills (including verbal and written), using appropriate style for their audience
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities

We want people who can help build a culture committed to achieving the best results through innovation, adapting to disruption, being different and contributing to our Great Place to Work. 

Why work with us?

We want to be the law firm clients love to work with and a great place to work and grow for our people. It’s important to us and our clients that you, our people, find working at KWM an enjoyable and rewarding experience. 

We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work – we call this Agile Working.

Growth conversations and real-time feedback is also a priority.  So whether it’s more targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, regular feedback, coaching or developing infrastructure - we want to help our people grow. 

How to apply?

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

For further information on this role, please contact Katrina Hofinger at katrina.hofinger@au.kwm.com or Renee Wigan at renee.wigan@au.kwm.com.

All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com, Seek, LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third party websites will not be accepted.


If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.

Agencies - please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role.

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.


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