2 x Associate to the Honourable Justice Emerton, President of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG3.1)

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 17/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 18 months

Organisation: Court Services Victoria

Salary: $72,751 - $80,545

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/SC0900_SC1082

Reference: VG/SC0900_SC1082

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $72,751 - $80,545

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • Full time, fixed term role
  • $72,751 per annum + 10.5% superannuation (VPS Grade 3.1 position)
  • Role based in the Melbourne CBD

The Supreme Court of Victoria (the Court) is the highest court in Victoria and comprises the Court of Appeal and the Trial Division. The Court deals with major criminal and civil matters, plus appeals against decisions of lower courts.  Judges in the Court are supported by associates who assist in the management and coordination of the Judge's judicial, court management, administrative and legal research responsibilities.

Justice Emerton is seeking to fill two associate positions.  The first position will commence immediately.  The second will commence on 2 November 2022.  Both positions will be for a period of 12-18 months. 

The successful applicants will have strong academic credentials and, preferably, at least 2 years' post-admission experience. The President sits on criminal and civil appeals, and has responsibility for ensuring the efficient conduct of the work of the Court of Appeal.  The President's associates assists in the discharge of her Honour's judicial and administrative responsibilities. 

A significant portion of the work involves high-level legal research and writing.  The President's associates also perform administrative tasks in connection with case management.   

Excellent research, writing and proficiency in grammar and a strong academic record are essential. 

The duties of an associate to the President are detailed in the attached position description but specifically include:

  • demonstrated ability in statutory interpretation;
  • preparing research memoranda and assisting in the production of judgments, including proofreading and editing;
  • leadership and training for other Court of Appeal associates;
  • initiate, develop and implement improvements to Court policies and processes;
  • clerking in court;
  • performing administrative tasks, including maintaining Court records and preparing material for use by the Judge in Court;
  • liaising with Court staff, the public, government and the profession;
  • accompanying the Judge to circuit courts in regional Victoria, as and when required;  and
  • assisting the President to prepare for, and accompany the President to external events including drafting speeches, panel discussions and meetings.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • a certified copy of your academic transcript and two recent examples of written relevant work

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Applicants are not required to separately address the key selection criteria.

For any enquiries please contact Georgie Hawkins (Court of Appeal Judicial Support Manager) on (03) 8600 2405;  email:  Georgie.hawkins@supcourt.vic.gov.au;  or the judge's current associate: Samuel Camp via email: chambers.justiceemerton@supcourt.vic.gov.au

Other Information:

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19.  It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.

2 x Associate to the Honourable Justice Emerton, President of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG3.1)

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Full time / 18 months

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Georgie Hawkins on (03) 8600 2405 | or georgie.hawkins@supcourt.vic.gov.au

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2 x Associate to the Honourable Justice Emerton, President of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG3.1)