Advocates Clerk, Chambers

Coordinate and process briefing requests to internal and external advocates and assist with the day to day operations of Chambers.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/0909X
Closing Date: 24-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $65,033 - $84,157
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Candidate Application Form - Advocates Clerk, Chambers #0909.doc (Word, 214KB)


Advocates Clerk, Chambers #0909 PD.pdf (PDF, 177KB)


Contact: Jo von Seht-Nater, Practice and Briefing Manager
03 9269 0482

Position Details

  • Full time maximum term position up to December 2018
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $65,033 - $84,157 + superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits and positive team culture
  • Join an organisation making a difference in the community

About the role:
As part of the Chambers clerk team, you will coordinate and process briefing requests to internal and external advocates, acting as clerking agent and working closely with the Senior Advocates Clerks and Briefing Manager to assist with the day to day operations of Chambers.

You will provide administrative support including managing a central diary and mailbox, processing of briefs and backsheets, and administrative record keeping.

About you:
You will be experienced in producing quality administrative work, with the ability to work under limited direction, manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of work. You will have excellent team work skills, demonstrate flexibility and maintain a positive outlook in a high-pressure environment.  

You will have high level communication and interpersonal skills, with the capacity to engage people and build mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Crucial to your success in this role will be your ability to work productively in a high pressure and fast paced environment.


About Victoria Legal Aid:
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. 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. 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. 

For further information review the attached position description or contact Jo von Seht-Nater, Practice and Briefing Manager on (03) 9269 0482.

Applications close midnight on Friday 24 November 2017  


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