Senior Lawyer, Gippsland

Join our team in Gippsland acting as an advocate, handling complex casework predominantly in indictable and summary criminal law.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA4
Work Location: Morwell
Reference: VG/0627V
Closing Date: 21-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $85,631 - $107,036
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Lawyer, Gippsland - 0627 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 270KB)

Senior Lawyer, Gippsland - 0627 PD.pdf (PDF, 120KB)

Contact: Becky Nowak, Deputy Managing Lawyer Gippsland
(03) 5126 6444

Position Details

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $85,631 - $107,036 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
You will act as an advocate, handling complex casework, predominantly in indictable and summary criminal law, appearing at the Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court, Children's Court and County Court as well as the Koori divisions of each court. You will balance this practice with rostered duty lawyer commitments in the criminal and family violence fast racking division as well as providing outreach services at other Gippsland Courts from time to time. You may also be required to undertake casework and advocacy in family violence and child protection matters.

You will be a part of the senior lawyer team, participate in community legal education projects and contribute to the implementation and review of the Gippsland Regional Office Plan and VLA Strategic Plan. Depending on your level of experience you may also supervise the provision of our legal aid services in the region.

About you:
You will have significant advocacy experience, an interest in law and policy reform, and the ability to lead and mentor staff. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders, as well as communicate effectively with clients.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice, education and dispute resolution assistance, with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most. We employ over 800 staff in 14 offices across Victoria. Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld.

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 candidate application form to be considered for this role.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Becky Nowak, Deputy Managing Lawyer Gippsland on (03) 5126 6444.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm Sunday 21 October 2018

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