Senior Lawyer

Job posted: 05/07/2024
Applications close: 22/07/2024 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $98,902 - $123,624

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/1620

Reference: VG/1620

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $98,902 - $123,624

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Dedicated and skilled lawyer and advocate with strong leadership abilities to provide strategic legal advice to our clients across the North-western suburbs.

  • Full time ongoing position (part-time applications (4 days) considered)
  • Salary based on experience, range: $98,902 - $123,624 (pro rata) plus super
  • Attractive salary packaging up to $15,900 and hybrid WFH & office model

About the role:
Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) is seeking a Senior Lawyer committed to delivering outstanding legal services in criminal law and family violence intervention orders. Reporting to the Deputy Managing Lawyer, you will provide duty lawyer services and court advocacy, handle complex casework, and offer strategic legal advice. Additionally, as a senior lawyer, you will provide mentorship, training, and supervision to our junior lawyers, fostering their professional development and leadership potential.

About you:
As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Proven advocacy skills in local courts, specifically in criminal law and family violence intervention orders.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor, and train junior lawyers to enhance their legal expertise.
  • Capability to offer strategic legal and policy advice, understanding the contributions of external stakeholders in legal aid services.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective communication with diverse clients and stakeholders.
  • A current Australian practising certificate which entitles you to practise in Victoria as a government legal practitioner (mandatory).

Don't meet every requirement? At VLA, we understand that your work and life experiences can be just as valuable. If you're excited about this role but your CV doesn't align perfectly with our job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or one of our many other opportunities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We provide legal representation to those who need it most. 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.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and foster a work culture that's inclusive as well as diverse. Your unique ideas and perspectives are valued so that we best represent the people we serve.

Employee benefits:

  • Focus on work-life balance including flexible working arrangements
  • Hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Excellent salary packaging options including General Expenses up to $15,900, Meals & Entertainment up to $2,650 and Novated Leasing
  • Access to discounted Private Health Insurance

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments).

If you require adjustment to the recruitment and selection process or need an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Maria Priolo, Regional Manager on (03) 9302 8714.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Monday, 22 July 2024.

Other relevant information:
It is 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.

VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.


Senior Lawyer

Job type:

Full time / Ongoing

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Maria Priolo, Regional Manager | (03) 9302 8714

Senior Lawyer