Lawyer or Senior Lawyer, Geelong

Seeking an experienced criminal lawyer to provide high quality legal advice and representation to clients across the Barwon region.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA3 - VLA4
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/0191V
Closing Date: 18-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $67,164 - $108,642
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Lawyer, Geelong - 0191 PD.pdf (PDF, 117KB)


Lawyer, Geelong - 0191 PD.pdf (PDF, 121KB)


Lawyer or Senior Lawyer, Geelong - 0191 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 271KB)


Contact: Shelley Buchecker, Managing Lawyer Barwon Region
(03) 5226 5666

Position Details

  • Full time maximum term contract up to 12 months
  • Salary range dependent on experience: $67,164 - $86,914 (Lawyer) or $86,915 - $108,642 (Senior Lawyer) plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging


This appointment will be made at either a Lawyer or Senior Lawyer level, depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

About the role:
We are seeking an experienced criminal lawyer to provide high quality legal advice and representation to clients across the Barwon region. You will act as an advocate by conducting complex criminal casework, duty lawyer services and appear as a lawyer at various courts, tribunals and outreach locations. You will provide high quality advice and make recommendations to management on legal and administrative issues that affect the efficient operation of the Geelong regional office and assist Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) programs on a strategic level.

At the Senior Lawyer level you will contribute to the professional development of the in-house legal practice by mentoring and supervising less experienced lawyers and participate in community legal education projects when required.

This presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced criminal lawyer looking to develop their leadership and mentoring skills whilst contributing to the strategic direction of the program focused on improving services provided to clients.

About you:
This is an excellent opportunity to use your in-depth knowledge and advocacy experience in criminal law. The Barwon regional area provides an exciting and varied practice involving criminal law casework, duty lawyering, and community legal education. You will have a high degree of autonomy and responsibility and be able to use your initiative and drive to contribute to the overall strategic objectives of our Criminal Law Program. You will also have a commitment to working collaboratively with others and fostering a supportive team environment.

To be successful in this role you will have a passion for advocating for clients with criminal law issues and also demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the promotion of our organisation and its values.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free and increasing take-home pay), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. The work is both challenging and rewarding and our staff are supported by experienced and capable managers as well as a range of internal departments and programs committed to staff safety and development. VLA has a friendly and inclusive culture of people working to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed Candidate Application Form addressing the specified key selection criteria. Separate responses to all of the key selection criteria outlined in the position description are not required. You must complete the attached candidate application form to be considered for this role.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Shelley Buchecker, Managing Lawyer Barwon Region on (03) 5226 5666.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm Sunday 18 November 2018.


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