Lawyer, Indictable Crime (VLA3)

Job posted: 12/05/2022
Applications close: 29/05/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $73,444 - $95,041

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/0923-0922-0917

Reference: VG/0923-0922-0917

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $73,444 - $95,041

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Exciting opportunities available to join our Indictable Crime team in the position of Lawyer.

  • Full time ongoing and maximum term positions up to 12 months and 9 months
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $74,361 - $95,041 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
We are seeking experienced criminal lawyers to join the Indictable Crime team based in Melbourne.

You will conduct complex indictable casework and provide legal information and advice services to persons charged with indictable offences. Other duties you may be required to undertake include attending prisons to provide information and advice to those in custody and providing pre-interview advice to people about to be interviewed and charged by the police.

The roles available include 1 x ongoing, 1 x 12 months and 1 x 9 months maximum term.

About you:
You will have sound knowledge and experience as a legal practitioner with a thorough understanding of the criminal law jurisdiction and court procedures especially with indictable matters. You will have experience in advocating for clients with diverse and complex issues and the ability to identify client's needs beyond their immediate legal issue.

Crucial to your success in this role will be your excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients. You will also demonstrate your commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues and external stakeholders for the benefit of our clients and the community more broadly.

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.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Ellen Murphy, Deputy Managing Lawyer on (03) 9269 0348.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday, 29 May 2022.

Lawyer, Indictable Crime  (VLA3)

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Ellen Murphy, Deputy Managing Lawyer | (03) 9269 0348

Lawyer, Indictable Crime  (VLA3)