Family Lawyer, Gippsland

Join our Gippsland office as a Family Lawyer handling complex child protection, intervention order and family law matters.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA3
Work Location: Gippsland - Various
Reference: VG/1025
Closing Date: 21-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $67,164 - $86,914
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Lawyer - Family Law, Gippsland - 1025 PD.pdf (PDF, 118KB)


Lawyer - Family Law, Gippsland - 1025 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 271KB)


Contact: Simon Frazer, Deputy Managing Lawyer Gippsland
(03) 5126 6444

Position Details

  • Full time, maximum term contract (6 months)
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $67,164 - $86,914 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging


About the role:
Act as a lawyer in child protection, intervention order and family law proceedings at the Gippsland regional venues of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria, Children's Court of Victoria and Federal Circuit Court to effectively advocate for legal aid clients.

As an advocate and duty lawyer you will handle complex casework and appear in various courts and tribunals including the provision of outreach services at Morwell, Bairnsdale, Korumburra, LaTrobe Valley, Wonthaggi and Sale.

About you:
You will have substantial knowledge and experience in child protection, intervention order and family law matters. You will have extensive in-court advocacy experience, strong dispute resolution skills and proficiency in handling complex case work. Crucial to your success in this role will be your excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop effective professional relationships with clients and stakeholders at all levels. You will also demonstrate a willingness to uphold and promote Victoria Legal Aid's vision and values.

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 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 Simon Frazer, Deputy Managing Lawyer Gippsland on (03) 5126 6444

No agency applications will be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm Friday 21 December 2018.


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