Lawyer, Dandenong (VLA3Legal)

Job posted: 15/09/2021
Applications close: 29/09/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $74,361 - $93,169

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/1224A

Reference: VG/1224A

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $74,361 - $93,169

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Exciting opportunity for a dedicated Lawyer with an interest in criminal law and family violence matters to join our Dandenong team.

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $74,361 - $93,169 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
Based in our busy Dandenong office this position provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated and engaged lawyer to utilise their skills and experience in criminal Law and family violence matters. In this role you will take on a broad range of responsibilities including regularly appearing in various courts and tribunals, providing legal information and advice to clients in a number of settings, undertaking casework and providing duty lawyer services. A key focus of this role is high volume court work, presenting an excellent opportunity to further develop your advocacy skills.

In addition to this you will assist with the development of strategies to improve client services in the region, participate in community legal education projects and contribute to the implementation and review of the Westernport regional office plan.

Applicants will be considered for both immediate and upcoming vacancies over the next six months.

About you:
You have sound knowledge and/or experience in criminal law and family violence matters and are committed to employing your skills as a Lawyer to improve access to legal aid services in the Westernport region. You have excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work effectively with a range of stakeholders, including clients who are experiencing economic and social disadvantage.

Your ability to work well under pressure and within a fast-paced team environment will be crucial to your success in this role and will see you quickly become a valuable member of the Dandenong team.

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 Natalie Heynes, Regional Managing Lawyer on (03) 9767 7111.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Wednesday 29 September 2021

Lawyer, Dandenong (VLA3Legal)

Job type:

Full time

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Natalie Heynes, Regional Managing Lawyer | (03) 9767 7111

Lawyer, Dandenong (VLA3Legal)