Associate to Judge of the Common Law Division, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG3.1)

Job posted: 03/03/2023
Applications close: 02/04/2023 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 18 Months contract

Organisation: Court Services Victoria

Salary: $73,842 - $81,753

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/CL202303

Reference: VG/CL202303

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $73,842 - $81,753

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Associate at the Supreme Court of Victoria – Common Law Division Expressions of Interest
  • Full time, fixed term roles
  • $73,842 per annum + 10.5% superannuation (VPS Grade 3.1 position)
  • Roles based in the Melbourne CBD; potential for hybrid working arrangements

About us

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.

About the role

Judges in 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 Common Law Trial Division.

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 proof reading and editing
  • Clerking in Court – opening, adjourning and closing the Court, empanelling juries, acting as a jury keeper, 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.

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.

About you

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

  • Law degree
  • An excellent academic record
  • Highly developed legal research skills
  • Demonstrated ability in statutory interpretation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to convey information confidently and accurately 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 experience
  • Well-developed proofreading skills with proficiency in grammar
  • Post-graduate legal experience, although not mandatory, is highly desirable.

How to apply

Applications comprising a:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • copy of your academic transcript

should be submitted online, through the Victorian Government Careers website. 

Applications close midnight Sunday 2 April 2023.

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

For any enquiries regarding this expression of interest, please contact Lauren Valladares, Judicial Services Coordinator, on (03) 8600 2226 or lauren.valladares@supcourt.vic.gov.au.

Other Information:

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.

Associate to Judge of the Common Law Division, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG3.1)

Job type:

Full time / 18 Months contract

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Lauren Valladares on 03) 8600 2226 | or lauren.valladares@supcourt.vic.gov.au

Associate to Judge of the Common Law Division, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG3.1)