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Senior Lawyer, Appeals and Strategic Litigation (VLA4)

Job posted: 16/07/2021
Applications close: 01/08/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / up to 3 years

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $93,170 - $116,460

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/18822121

Reference: VG/18822121

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $93,170 - $116,460

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

We are seeking an experienced senior lawyer to join our Appeals and Strategic Litigation team.

  • Full time maximum term position up to 3 years
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $93,170 - $116,460 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
We are seeking an experienced senior lawyer to join our Appeals and Strategic Litigation team within the Criminal Law Melbourne practice.

You will provide high quality legal advice to criminal law practice partners and other stakeholders regarding potential appeals and reviews in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court of Australia. You will prepare written cases and appear as an advocate in appeals and reviews in the Supreme Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and High Court as appropriate. You will also supervise and mentor legal staff conducting case work in higher court appeals to the Court of Appeal and High Court of Australia, as required.

About you:
You will have significant experience in the practise of indictable crime or in appellate crime within the Court of Appeal, under both State and Federal legislation and a strong understanding of the laws of evidence and criminal procedure. You will have the ability to supervise, mentor and train staff from our multiple offices across the state and contribute to their development, knowledge and skills in appellate crime.
Crucial to your success in this role will be your exceptional advocacy skills, particularly in written advocacy. You will also have the capacity to work collaboratively with others and foster a cooperative and supportive team environment.

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.

To protect your safety and the health and safety of our staff, interviews for this role will take place online. If shortlisted for an interview you will be provided with further information about the process.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Deirdre McCann on (03) 9269 0693.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday, 1 August 2021.

Senior Lawyer, Appeals and Strategic Litigation  (VLA4)

Job type:

Full time / up to 3 years

Job classification:

VLA4

Contact:

Deirdre McCann, Managing Lawyer | (03) 9269 0693

Senior Lawyer, Appeals and Strategic Litigation  (VLA4)