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Legal Assistant, Litigation & Dispute Resolution - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VPSG2)

Job posted: 09/10/2020
Applications close: 25/10/2020 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $52,493 - $67,410

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/VGSO441

Reference: VG/VGSO441

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $52,493 - $67,410

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

We embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email pieta.spencer@vgso.vic.gov.au

Legal Assistant, Litigation & Dispute Resolution - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

  • Contribute to matters of high profile public interest
  • Join a supportive team environment
  • Ongoing | Full-time
  • VPS 2 ($53,280 - $68,421 p.a. + superannuation)

About the VGSO

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

The VGSO provides responsive legal services exclusively for the Victorian Government and public sector. Our place within government ensures we are at the centre of legal change, reform and problem-solving. We operate as a service-driven legal professional practice and strive for excellence in this competitive environment. In all aspects of our operations, we aim to role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

About the branch

The Litigation & Dispute Resolution Branch enjoys an extraordinary diversity of exciting and challenging matters. The cases are frequently topical, often involve public interest issues and offer exposure to a broad range of legal issues.

These include, but are not limited to, general and Police civil claims and tortious claims, State care and personal injury matters, negligence, Crimes (Mental Impairment & Unfitness to be Tried) Act matters, Serious Offenders Act matters and inquests. The teams provide specialist legal services to a large number of government clients and departments.

About the role

  • An exciting opportunity exists for a dedicated Legal Assistant to join our Litigation & Dispute Branch and provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to a team of solicitors. Day to day responsibilities include:
  • Preparing correspondence and court documents – drafting and typing (dictaphone)
  • Amending & formatting documents
  • File management – maintaining orderly, up to date legal files in electronic and hard copy format
  • Diary and email management – monitoring emails, calendars and recording deadlines
  • Telephone assistance – both incoming and screening
  • General administration – photocopying, couriers, billing, relieving reception

Skills and experience

  • Demonstrated experience as a litigation legal administration
  • Confident in providing high quality and responsiveness legal administrative assistance to more than one solicitor
  • Strong understanding of litigation processes/procedures and court systems, knowledge of legal terminology and an ability to conduct research using online databases and systems
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and has the ability to operate autonomously
  • Excellent attention to detail with a commitment to service excellence

Benefits

In exchange for your hard work, you will receive; competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities and up to 17.5% annual leave loading. The VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance.

How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Candidates will also be required to complete a few questions covering the Key Selection Criteria as part of the online application form. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact Pieta Spencer, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, on (03) 9032 3052.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 25 October 2020.

Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including but not limited to, reference checks, pre-employment misconduct screening and criminal record checks.

Legal Assistant, Litigation & Dispute Resolution - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VPSG2)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

VPSG2

Contact:

Pieta Spencer | (03) 9032 3052

Legal Assistant, Litigation & Dispute Resolution - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VPSG2)