Associate at the Supreme Court of Victoria - Criminal Division Expressions of Interest

Job posted: 18/06/2024
Applications close: 04/08/2024 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Supreme Court

Salary: $74,580 - $82,571

Occupation: Legal



Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $74,580 - $82,571

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • Associate at the Supreme Court of Victoria, Criminal Division - Expression of Interest
  • Full time, ongoing roles
  • $74,580 per annum + 11% superannuation (VPS Grade 3.1 position)
  • Roles based in the Melbourne CBD

About Us

The Supreme Court of Victoria 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.

The Supreme Court of Victoria recognises that its people are integral to its ability to meet and exceed community expectations and to achieve its goal of being an outstanding superior court. We continually strive to create a high-performance workplace that is characterised by creativity, innovation, flexibility, and quality delivery.

About the Role

Judges of the Court are supported by Associates who assist in the management and coordination of the Judge's judicial, ceremonial, court management, administrative and legal research responsibilities.

The Court is seeking expressions of interest from legally qualified individuals to fill Associate vacancies across the Criminal Division commencing in mid-late 2024 and early 2025.

The duties of an Associate are detailed in the attached position description, but specifically include:

  • preparing research memoranda, case summaries and assisting in the production of judgments, including proofreading and editing
  • clerking in court – opening, adjourning and closing the court, empanelling juries, acting as a jurykeeper, and using courtroom technology to ensure proceedings are transcribed and technological aids are readily available to counsel
  • providing administrative assistance to the Judge during hearings and in chambers
  • liaising with Court staff, the public and the profession
  • accompanying the Judge to circuit courts in regional Victoria, as and when required.

About You

The role requires a high degree of sensitivity and professionalism as you will be working closely with Judges, court staff, legal practitioners, and members of the public.

To be successful in the role of Associate you will possess the following:

  • a law degree
  • an excellent academic record
  • highly developed legal research skills
  • demonstrated ability in statutory interpretation
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills to confidently and accurately convey information over the telephone, in writing and in person to members of the legal profession, the public and the media
  • exceptional organisational and problem-solving skills, and the ability to exercise sound judgment
  • excellent computer literacy and administrative experienc
  • well-developed proofreading skills with proficiency in grammar
  • post-graduate legal experience, although not mandatory, is highly desirable.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted through the Victorian Government Careers website. Click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short cover letter
  • academoc transcript

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

Other information

CSV has a firm commitment through its Koori Employment Plan to increase participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. Those from the LGBTQIA+ community, women, people of all ages, with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse people, and those who are neurodiverse, are encouraged to apply. If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process please get in touch with the Position Contact listed in the Position Description.


Associate at the Supreme Court of Victoria - Criminal Division Expressions of Interest

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Rebekah Goulevitch on (03) 8600 2122 | or rebekah.goulevitch@supcourt.vic.gov.au

Associate at the Supreme Court of Victoria - Criminal Division Expressions of Interest