Lawyer, Magistrates' Court of Victoria

Job posted: 10/07/2024
Applications close: 24/07/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / until 9 May 2025

Organisation: Magistrates Court

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/MC0001D

Reference: VG/MC0001D

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • Fixed term VPS4 opportunity in the heart of Melbourne's legal district
  • Be part of a dynamic and innovative legal team which includes specialist legal practitioners supporting the criminal, civil and specialist jurisdictions of the Court and its corporate and operational business units.

About Us

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state. The Court determines in excess of 300,000 cases per annum at 51 venues, equating to approximately 90 percent of all cases that come before Victorian courts each year. The Court aims to be an innovative, accessible, and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community.

This role operates within the Legal Policy Unit (LPU), which forms part of the Strategy and Corporate Services division. The LPU undertakes research, provides high quality legal and strategic advice, and governs MCV's position on legal policy matters.

Among the LPU's core functions is the provision of legal advice and support to all business units of MCV; supporting judicial officers with legal research; coordination of legal policy responses to government initiatives; overseeing the implementation of new jurisdictions and legislative programs for MCV; and leading and coordinating MCV's legally qualified employees.

About the Role

This Lawyer position contributes to the operation and continuous improvement of the Magistrates' Court by supporting magistrates, judicial registrars and administrative business units with a range of legal work including advice and legal research, law reform and legislative policy analysis, and supporting ad hoc and special projects.

About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in law
  • Admitted or eligible to be admitted as an Australian Legal Practitioner
  • Candidates with experience in relation to privacy, data protection, freedom of information, reviews and appeals in higher court jurisdictions, enquiries initiated by statutory authorities, or the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 will be considered favourably.

How to apply

Click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short cover letter

Other information

CSV is the employer of staff at Courts Group.  CSV has a firm commitment through its Koori Employment Plan to increase participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. Those from the LGBTQIA+ community, women, people of all ages, with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse people, and those who are neurodiverse, are encouraged to apply.

We aim to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the Position Contact listed in the Position Description.


Lawyer, Magistrates' Court of Victoria

Job type:

Full time / until 9 May 2025

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Michael Nguyen on 0439 639 758 | or michael.nguyen@courts.vic.gov.au

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Lawyer, Magistrates' Court of Victoria