Senior Lawyer

Seeking an experienced Senior Lawyer to join our Summary Crime team which is part of the broader Criminal Law practice in Melbourne.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA4 - V4LO4B
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/0147
Closing Date: 01-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $96,953 - $121,188
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Senior Lawyer, Summary Crime PD.docx (Word, 224KB)

Candidate application form- Senior Lawyer, Summary Crime.docx (Word, 227KB)

Contact: Cavell Warren, Managing Lawyer
(03) 9280 3982

Position Details

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Salary based on experience, range: $96,953 - $121,188 plus super
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging and hybrid working

About the role:
In this role you will senior lawyer and advocate by undertaking complex legal work and duty lawyer services, providing expert legal advice and conducting high level casework focusing on criminal law matters.

You will also assist in the development and implementation of strategies and policies to improve client service including community legal education projects, law reform and other VLA projects as required.

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

  • Extensive knowledge of criminal law, court procedures, and ability to work as an advocate and case worker for complex criminal law matters.
  • Ability to provide strategic advice on legal and policy issues and demonstrate an understanding of the role of external stakeholders in the delivery of legal aid services.
  • Ability to form productive professional relationships and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders at all levels.
  • A current Australian practising certificate which entitles you to practise in Victoria as a government legal practitioner.

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:

  • Family friendly, flexible hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment in modern offices
  • Salary packaging which allows up to $15,900 of your salary each year to be tax free

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 Cavell Warren, Managing Lawyer on (03) 9280 3982.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 1 October 2023

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.

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