Associate to His Honour Judge Pillay, Head of the Common Law Division, County Court Victoria (VPSG3)

Job posted: 25/01/2023
Applications close: 12/02/2023 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Court Services Victoria

Salary: $72,751 - $88,336

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/CC1115A

Reference: VG/CC1115A

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • Exciting opportunity to join the County Court of Victoria as an Associate
  • Fixed term contract of 12 months
  • Commencing salary of $72,751 + 10% Superannuation

We are seeking to appoint a legally qualified person or recently finished law graduate to support his Honour Judge Pillay at the County Court of Victoria in the Common Law Division as an associate, for a fixed term contract of 12 months (with the possibility to extend for a further 12 months).

The County Court of Victoria has original and appellate jurisdiction and is the principal trial court in Victoria. The Court hears over 12,000 criminal, common law and commercial matters each year. The Court's vision is to be a leader in court excellence, delivering the highest standard of justice to the community and inspiring public confidence in the rule of law.

His Honour Judge Pillay principally sits in the Common Law Division and is the Head of the Common Law Division. His Honour is also a co-chair of the Court's Diversity and Community Relations Committee and maintains a strong program of outreach with the profession and community. The role requires a person willing and able to make relationships with a variety of stakeholders.  The associate to the Head of the Division will be required to undertake additional administrative and organisational work including liaising with Court staff at all levels, project work and events organisation.

As his Honour's associate, you will provide operational, administrative and technical legal support to Judge Pillay both in chambers and in court. You will work closely with his Honour and another associate. The work of the team sits within a complex, demanding and sensitive environment. Your role will involve case file management, a strong emphasis on communication at all levels, legal research and writing.

You will be expected to work in all Court jurisdictions as Judge Pillay often takes criminal matters.

Ideally you will have demonstrated legal ability, a particular interest in the types of matters heard by Judge Pillay, a high level of attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to balance competing demands on your time and work well under pressure. 

This is an exciting opportunity to gain legal experience whilst contributing to the administration of justice at the County Court of Victoria. 

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
  • HR Administration questions (see file attachment)
  • Academic transcripts

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

The County Court is committed to building a workplace culture of diversity, connection and inclusion. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people from diverse racial, religious, cultural or socio-economic backgrounds; people of all genders and sexualities; and people with disabilities. Reasonable adjustments will be made to recruitment processes and the work environment to enable applicants to demonstrate their skills and capabilities. 

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.

Associate to His Honour Judge Pillay, Head of the Common Law Division, County Court Victoria (VPSG3)

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Sue Pearce on 0405 574 371 | sue.pearce@courts.vic.gov.au

Associate to His Honour Judge Pillay, Head of the Common Law Division, County Court Victoria (VPSG3)