Family Lawyer, Warrnambool (VLA3Legal)

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 29/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $74,361 - $95,041

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/1785GR

Reference: VG/1785GR

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $74,361 - $95,041

Work location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Opportunity for a motivated lawyer to join our Warrnambool office, delivering high quality legal services in the South Coast region.

  • Part time (0.6FTE) ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $74,361-$95,041 (pro rata) plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
In this role you will appear as an advocate in various courts and tribunals serviced by Victoria Legal Aid's South Coast office in Warrnambool, providing high quality legal services including duty lawyer services, representation, casework, advice services and negotiation and dispute resolution services on behalf of clients, primarily in family law and intervention order matters.

This role will require regular court appearances and presents an excellent opportunity to further develop your advocacy skills. You will also have the opportunity to broaden your impact in the region by actively contributing to the development of strategies to improve client services and participating in community legal education projects.

About you:
You have demonstrated knowledge and practical experience (or the ability to quickly acquire the knowledge and skills) in law and relevant court procedures, predominately in family law and family violence jurisdictions. You demonstrate effective casework and advocacy skills and have highly developed skills in negotiation and dispute resolution.

Crucial to your success in this role is your sound organisational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to form productive professional relationships and communicate effectively with stakeholders and clients at all levels.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 1000 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 under a hybrid work model, 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.

VLA employees are required to comply with the Victorian Minister for Health's mandatory vaccination orders and therefore must be vaccinated against COVID-19. It is also a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community.

VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Upma Paton, Acting Managing Lawyer on (03) 5559 7214.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 29 May 2022.

Family Lawyer, Warrnambool (VLA3Legal)

Job type:

Part time

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Upma Paton, Acting Managing Lawyer | (03) 5559 7214

Family Lawyer, Warrnambool (VLA3Legal)