Legal Secretary | Reception
Certificate IV in Legal Secretarial Studies. Leanne has over 20 years’ experience as a personal assistant/senior secretary. Leanne started off her career as a delivery clerk/receptionist in the mailroom of a small legal firm in Melbourne. She was quickly promoted and found herself secretary to two partners. Shortly thereafter, Leanne was promoted to head secretary of the biggest law firm in Melbourne and was supervisor to over 20 staff for several years. Leanne also assumed responsibility for providing new employees with training and orientation. Leanne retired to start her family and now works from home as a virtual assistant and enjoys the work / life balance that this allows.
Skills & Expertise
Leanne has many years’ experience in dealing with people from all facets of life from QCs to the general public. Leanne has excellent time management skills, is extremely organized and detail oriented. Leanne has developed and project managed several projects in recent years. Leanne successfully implemented and ran the “Keys Please” program at VicRoads and was Area Supervisor at the 2006 Australian Census. Leanne has worked with several large education unions in recent years, appointment setting and planning a weekly roster using databases and excel spread sheets.
- Word processing – copy typing from handwritten, faxed or electronic copy (88wpm);
- Transcription service (digital);
- Excel spread sheets;
- Minute typing and distribution;
- Legal typing specialty;
- Appointment setting;
- Survey gathering;
- Business/personal travel arrangements;
- Diary Management;
- Event coordination and management – meetings, seminars, lunches, conferences;
- Database entry;
- PowerPoint presentations;
- Internet research;
- Obtaining quotations;
- Mail merge and mail outs (typing, copying, collating, stuffing envelopes and mail);
Leanne has excellent communication skills and knowledge of all computer programs which is essential in an administration/receptionist position. Leanne takes care of your office phone calls, online questions, and a host of other tasks. Leanne takes messages if you are unavailable and sends them directly to you and can book your appointments.