Family Lawyer

Job posted: 04/06/2021
Applications close: 20/06/2021 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / up to 12 months

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $72,547 - $93,169

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/0003

Reference: VG/0003

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $72,547 - $93,169

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

We are currently seeking experienced and motivated lawyers to join the Family Law Melbourne team.

  • 1 x full time ongoing position and 1 x full time maximum term position up to 12 months (part time considered)
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $72,547 - $93,169 (pro rata) plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role
We are currently seeking experienced and motivated lawyers to join the Family Law Melbourne team. The aim of the Family Law Melbourne subprogram is to achieve safe, workable and child-focused parenting and care arrangements. We provide information, advice and representation to separating or separated couples who are in dispute about their children's living and care arrangements.

You will act as an advocate delivering high quality legal services including legal information and advice, conducting casework and duty lawyer services in relation to family law, family violence, pre-court advice and other related matters. You will also engage in community legal education projects, law reform and other projects as required.

A key focus of the maximum term role will be on the early resolution of cases and providing pre-court advice.

The opportunities available include an ongoing role and a 12 month maximum term position.

About you:
You will have knowledge and practical experience in providing quality legal services with a focus on the family law jurisdiction. You will have the capacity to work as an advocate and caseworker in family law, family violence and other related matters. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of external organisations, private practitioners, community and welfare groups in the delivery of legal aid services.

Crucial to your success in this role you will be your excellent interpersonal and communication skills and your demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with others and fostering a supportive team environment.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a Word document). You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

To protect your safety and the health and safety of our staff, interviews for this role will take place online. If shortlisted for an interview you will be provided with further information about the process.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Ahalya Thiru, Deputy Managing Lawyer on (03) 9269 0203.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 20 June 2021.


Family Lawyer

Job type:

Full time / up to 12 months

Job classification:

Not provided


Ahalya Thiru, Deputy Managing Lawyer | (03) 9269 0203

Family Lawyer