Lawyer - Common Law Division, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG4)

Job posted: 22/07/2021
Applications close: 05/08/2021 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Court Services Victoria

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/SC1189C

Reference: VG/SC1189C

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • Join a team of lawyers in the Common Law Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria and support judicial officers of the Division in the case management of a broad range of trusts, equity and probate matters.
  • Operations focus – full-Time - ongoing – VPS Grade 4.
  • Legal qualification required.

The Common Law Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria is seeking a legally qualified individual to join a specialised team of lawyers and registry officers providing end-to-end case management support to the Division's specialist lists and the judicial officers charged with their management.

This is a specialist role in which the successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the Court's civil jurisdiction and a unique insight into the operation of the Court.

Working principally with proceedings in the Trusts, Equity and Probate List, and Testator's Family Maintenance List, the successful applicant will manage matters under the supervision of judicial officers, Deputy Registrar and Senior Registry Lawyer responsible for these List. The role includes a range of legal and operational responsibilities centred mainly around the preparation of matters listed for directions and interlocutory applications including processing requests for consent orders, substantive and procedural legal analysis, case monitoring, liaising with practitioners, litigants and judicial officers, policy work and clerking in court. It requires excellent legal research, teamwork and organisational skills, a practical understanding of litigation, and a high degree of initiative and self-direction.

The successful candidate will have significant demonstrated experience and interest in civil matters, in particular those involving trusts, equity and probate litigation.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment) 

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

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.


Lawyer - Common Law Division, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG4)

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Lynn Lai | (03) 8600 2171 or lynn.lai@supcourt.vic.gov.au

Lawyer - Common Law Division, Supreme Court of Victoria (VPSG4)