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

Job posted: 09/09/2021
Applications close: 03/10/2021 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Court Services Victoria

Salary: $71,853 - $79,551

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/SC1082F

Reference: VG/SC1082F

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $71,853 - $79,551

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • Full time, fixed term role
  • $71,853 per annum + 10% superannuation (VPS Grade 3 position)
  • Role based in the Melbourne CBD

Associate to the Honourable Justice Walker, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria

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.

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.

Justice Walker is seeking a legally qualified individual, preferably with 18 months–2 years' post-admission experience, to be her associate commencing 24 January 2022.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the civil and criminal appellate environments, and to closely observe the work of advocates and the judiciary.  The position will be for a term of 12 months with the possibility of a 6 month extension.

Excellent research, writing and typing skills, proficiency in grammar and a strong academic record are essential.  One or more of: experience on the editorial committee of a university law journal; mooting; research work for an academic; and/or a higher degree in law, are preferred but not essential.

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

  • assist in the management and coordination of the Judge's judicial and administrative responsibilities;
  • preparing research memoranda, case summaries and assisting in the production of judgments, including proofreading and editing;
  • clerking in Court, 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;
  • manage the Judge's chambers; and
  • 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 judicial officers, court staff, legal practitioners and members of the public.

To be successful in the role of associate to the Judge you will possess the following:

  • demonstrated ability in legal research and writing;
  • demonstrated ability in statutory interpretation;
  • 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;
  • 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;  and
  • an excellent academic record.

Applications comprising a cover letter, resume, a certified copy of your academic transcript and two recent examples of written relevant work should be submitted online, via the Victorian Government Careers website.

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;  or the Judge's current associate:  Samuel Camp on 8600 2413;  email:  chambers.walker@supcourt.vic.gov.au;


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

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Full time / 12 months

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Georgie Hawkins on (03) 8600 2405; or | georgie.hawkins@supcourt.vic.gov.au

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