Lawyer, Migration Law (VLA3)

Job posted: 10/02/2020
Applications close: 25/02/2020 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $69,364 - $89,762

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/1419

Reference: VG/1419

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $69,364 - $89,762

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Join our Migration team in the role of a Lawyer for the opportunity to act as an advocate by providing advice in complex migration law matters, with a particular focus on judicial review of administrative decisions.

  • Full time ongoing position based in Melbourne CBD
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $69,364 - $89,762 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
You will act as an advocate by providing advice in complex migration law matters, with a particular focus on judicial review of administrative decisions. You will provide duty lawyer services at the Federal Circuit Court, and various tribunals, as well as instructing at all levels of the Commonwealth courts. You will also assist the Program Manager to advocate for systemic changes to law and policy to improve access to justice.

You will work collaboratively with local partners and agencies to contribute to community engagement initiatives, community legal education projects and law reform, with an understanding of issues impacting the justice system.

About you:
You will have sound knowledge and experience in civil law, in particular migration law, and an understanding of court procedures. You will have the ability to provide practical and strategic advice on legal and policy issues, including a sound understanding of external organisations, community and welfare groups, and the role they play in legal aid services.

You will have high level interpersonal skills, including the ability to form productive professional relationships and the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders and clients at all levels. Crucial to your success in this role will be your collaborative approach and sound team work skills.

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.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Chelsea Clark Program Manager on (03) 9280 3751.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Tuesday 25 February 2020

Lawyer, Migration Law (VLA3)

Job type:

Full time

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Chelsea Clark, Program Manager | 9280 3751

Lawyer, Migration Law (VLA3)