Associate Judge Common Law Division

Full Time
Melbourne VIC
$72,751 - $80,545 a year
Posted 3 days ago
Job description

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 month contract

Organisation: Court Services Victoria

Salary: $72,751 - $80,545

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/SC0261C


  • Associate to a Judge of the Common Law Division Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Full time, fixed term role
  • $72,751 per annum + 10.5% superannuation (VPS Grade 3 position)
  • Role based in the Melbourne CBD

About us

The Common Law Division of the Supreme Court is seeking a legally qualified individual for the position of associate, commencing in September 2022. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a multifaceted dynamic role, in the Common Law Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

About the role

Duties include:

  • preparing research and briefing memoranda and assisting in the production of judgments, papers, and presentations, including proofreading and editing,
  • performing administrative tasks, including maintaining Court records and preparing material for use for the judge in Court,
  • clerking in Court, and
  • liaising with Court staff, the public, the media and the profession.

About you

Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to convey information confidently and accurately over the telephone, in person, and via written communication to members of the legal profession, the public and the media are essential to this role.

At least two years post-admission experience in the litigation department of a law firm (or similar) is desirable, along with excellent proofreading skills, proficiency in grammar and an excellent academic record is essential.

How to apply

Applications comprising:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • copy of academic transcript
  • piece of writing

should be submitted online, through the Victorian Government Careers website. Applicants are not required to separately address the key selection criteria.

The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 21 August 2022.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.

Other Information:

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19. It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.

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