Associate to the Honourable Justice Nichols, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG3.1)

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Applications close: 03/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12-18 months

Organisation: Court Services Victoria

Salary: $72,751 - $80,545

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/SC0142A

Reference: VG/SC0142A

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 position)
  • Role based in the Melbourne CBD

Justice Nichols is seeking a legally qualified individual to be her Associate for a period of 12-18 months, commencing in late August or early September 2022.

Justice Nichols manages and hears a wide range of commercial matters within the Commercial Court, including claims relating to contract, equity, statutory breaches, injunctive relief and taxation.  As a Judge in charge of the Group Proceedings List, her Honour is engaged in the management and determination of group proceedings involving shareholder, consumer and other commercial matters.    

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience across the Commercial Court and closely observe the work of judge and counsel.

At least one year's post admission experience at a law firm (or similar) is desirable. 

You should have an excellent academic record, first class research skills, a strong work ethic and a genuine interest in commercial law.  You should be able to communicate and write clearly and concisely, with strong attention to detail.  

The Commercial Court has judge-managed lists so you will require an ability to manage work in chambers whilst juggling a variety of administrative demands.  As such, you should possess commendable time management and organisational skills.

Duties include:

  • Undertaking high level legal research
  • Assisting with the production of judgments, papers and presentations including proof-reading and editing
  • Performing a wide range of administrative tasks, including managing the demands of a Judge Managed List
  • Acting as chambers' first point of contact, liaising with other judges, Court staff, the public, the media and the profession and
  • Undertaking the duties of an Associate in Court.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.  Applications must include:

  • cover letter;
  • résumé; and
  • copy of academic transcript

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

For further information, please see the attached position description. 

For any enquiries regarding this position, please contact Sarah Newland, Judicial Services Coordinator Commercial Court, on 0436 373 052 or at sarah.newland@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.

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.

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 the Honourable Justice Nichols, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG3.1)

Job type:

Full time / 12-18 months

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Sarah Newland | Sarah.newland@supcourt.vic.gov.au

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Associate to the Honourable Justice Nichols, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG3.1)