Senior Lawyer, Indictable Crime

Exciting leadership opportunity mentoring lawyers and providing high quality specialist criminal law advice and representation.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1162A
Closing Date: 02-Jun-2019
Salary Range: $88,436 - $110,543
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Lawyer, Indictable Crime application form.docx (Word, 270KB)


Senior Lawyer Indictable Crime PD #1162.pdf (PDF, 130KB)


Contact: Guillaume Bailin, Managing Lawyer, Indictable Crime
03 9269 0564

Position Details

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $88,436 - $110,543 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging


About the role:
The Indictable Crime team are seeking an experienced criminal lawyer to provide high quality legal advice and representation to priority clients charged with serious indictable offences. The successful candidate will also support the Managing Lawyer to drive the strategic direction of the team.

You will act as a senior lawyer by conducting complex criminal casework management, in-court advocacy, duty lawyer services and advice sessions regarding serious indictable matters. You will contribute to the professional development of the in-house legal practice by mentoring and supervising less experienced lawyers and participate in professional legal education as required. You will also contribute to the development and implementation of strategies and policies to improve client services within the criminal law program.

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 team and larger criminal law service with a dedicated focus on improving services provided to priority clients charged with serious indictable offences.

About you:
You will have extensive knowledge and advocacy experience in indictable crime in the Magistrates', County and Supreme court jurisdictions. You will have the technical proficiency, confidence and drive to conduct high quality case work in serious indictable offences including appearing as an advocate in the higher courts. You will have the ability to provide strategic advice on legal policy issues, including an understanding of external organisations, community and welfare groups, and the important role they play in legal aid services.

You will possess leadership capabilities and have the ability to supervise and mentor staff, and initiate and implement policies to enhance the delivery of our services. Crucial to your success in this role will be your sound interpersonal skills, including the ability to form productive professional relationships and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders at all levels.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 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. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for 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. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Guillaume Bailin, Managing Lawyer, Indictable Crime on (03) 9269 0564.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 2 June 2019


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