Emma Markham

Legal Secretary and Receptionist, Alice Springs office

Alice Springs local Emma Markham finished high school in 2016. When the job came up at Ward Keller, she jumped at the chance, starting as Legal Secretary and Receptionist for the Alice Springs office in August 2017.

‘This opportunity came up and I gratefully took it’, Emma said. ‘I’ve had a couple of long-term, part-time jobs, but I thought joining a law firm would be a great career path to try.

‘Ward Keller has been excellent so far’, said Emma, who is a secretary for consultant Tony Whitelam and helps with conveyancing as well. ‘Tony does a variety of different things, so there are lots of new things to learn—how the courts work and all the different areas of law—I’m really enjoying it.’

Outside work, Emma loves playing indoor beach volleyball, which she’s done for a couple of years. ‘I just got back from the Indoor Beach Volleyball Australian Championships’, she said. ‘We didn’t win, but we played well!’