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Job Satisfaction at MinterEllison
- Average rating for Job Satisfaction, based on 102 reviews7.9 / 10
Please comment on your role and day-to-day responsibilities.
I am a junior lawyer, so no two days are ever the same. I work on drafting, reviewing and amending contracts mostly, as well as some advice work. I attend client meetings regularly and take day to day responsibility of smaller matters.
I work on a variety of different matters in different areas of law. This is challenging in terms of getting up to speed with different laws and adapting to the working styles however I enjoy it for the most part.
This year has been a year of learning and development and I feel that I have been very fortunate to have been provided with a lot of opportunities to step outside my comfort zone, including appearing in court and assistance preparing advices to clients.
Generally the firm is willing to instruct juniors on tasks that will challenge them and stretch them if you show an interest in doing so, and this is the most rewarding part of the job. However, there are always day-to-day tasks that are less engaging but that are required of juniors to support the rest of the team.
I am briefed on matters and queries and often left autonomously to work on them. There are matters I also run independently. My level of responsibility is adequate and i always feel well supported.
I am a junior lawyer in the property law team. My day-to-day responsibilities vary from drafting contracts for sale and leases to attending client negotiations and strategy meetings. I usually have a lot of autonomy over my work and am lucky enough to have a very supportive supervising partner who gets me involved in interesting transactions.
Entry level, Sydney
I feel like I have already been entrusted with a fair amount of responsibility and have already contacted clients without being prompted or directed to do so. My work is quite challenging because of the technical nature of the area I am in and being thrown in the deep end early on is definitely a great way to learn.
As a graduate, I am generally managing planning applications, writing submissions and dealing with various experts and Counsel. I am given quite a high level of autonomy when dealing with a file, and am expected to ensure all required deadlines are met. I am also asked to do a good level of research on various topics.
I am involved in the creation of funds (drafting and reviewing fund documents) and in regulatory advisory work (preparing advices and liaising with clients). Additionally I assist the team with its BD, whether it be preparing presentations or writing articles to be sent to clients.
Entry level, Sydney
Assisting with construction matters including, drafting and reviewing contracts, drafting presentations, drafting letters, drafting costs agreements and reviewing construction documents.
Undertaking research, preparing memorandums to senior lawyers detailing research, preparing drafts of advices and correspondence, preparing presentations for business development presentations, attending meetings, various other responsibilities.
I provide support to associate, senior associate, special counsel and partners by drafting advice, conducting legal research, attending meetings, corresponding with clients and managing documents in larger matters. I have contact with the senior practitioners and clients on a day to day basis. I am encouraged to share my ideas and speak up if I think there are alternative or better ways to get the job done or to asset the client. I feel trusted and respected and appropriately guided, although given tasks that challenge me and give me opportunities to demonstrate by capabilities.
I was extremely satisfied with the first group that I rotated through. I found the work very interesting and I was given a good amount of responsibility over the work I was doing. In my new group I am still getting used to the new work and the group is getting used to me. I am doing a lot of pro bono work which is also very satisfying.
My day to day responsibility is varied. So far I have been involved in reviewing contracts and drafting amendments to those contracts, reviewing client documents for compliance with the relevant laws, drafting letters of advice to clients and conducting legal research for other members in my team. I have also been involved in sporting teams and social committees.
As a graduate, I have been involved in a number of interesting and diverse transactions. The learning and exposure that I have experienced from day one has been excellent. I have been given a lot of responsibilities and can see my senior supervisor's interest in my development.