Associate to the Honourable Justice Tate, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG3)

Job posted: 12/02/2020
Applications close: 01/03/2020 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 18 months

Organisation: Court Services Victoria

Salary: $68,884 - $83,640

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/SC1082E

Reference: VG/SC1082E

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • Full time, fixed term role
  • $68,884.00 per annum + 9.5% superannuation (VPS Grade 3 position)
  • Role based in the Melbourne CBD

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 civil, public law, and criminal matters, plus appeals against decisions of lower courts. The Court 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.  The Court employs associates who form part of the chambers staff of a particular judge.

In the Court of Appeal, Justice Pamela Tate is looking for a second associate.  The second associate is responsible for engaging in legal research, preparing memoranda on points of law, summarising the procedural or factual background to appeals, proof-reading draft judgments, clerking in court, and performing some administrative tasks in chambers.  The work relates to civil, public law, and criminal appeals. The second associate will work closely with the senior associate in Justice Tate's chambers.

The second associate position will be for a period of 18 months.  The start-date is negotiable but it is anticipated that the position will commence on or about 20 July 2020.

Applications are open to law graduates.  Prospective applicants should have the following attributes:

  • a high level of academic achievement with a first class honours degree in Law;
  • ability to work as a member of a team;
  • excellent research, communication and analytical skills;
  • competency with online legal databases.

To apply, please submit: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) certified academic results; and (4) a piece of legal writing, via the Victorian Government Careers website – http://www.careers.vic.gov.au

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

For any enquiries regarding this expression of interest, please contact Georgie Hawkins (Court of Appeal Judicial Support Manager) on (03) 8600 2405;  email:  Georgie.hawkins@supcourt.vic.gov.au; 

The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday, 1 March 2020.

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 and inclusive culture. 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 Tate, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG3)

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Full time / 18 months

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| Georgie Hawkins on (03) 8600 2405

Associate to the Honourable Justice Tate, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG3)