Senior Lawyer, Internal Legal Services

Provide legal advice to staff in the areas of professional responsibility and ethics, statutory and other regulatory obligations.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1197V
Closing Date: 18-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $86,915 - $108,642
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Lawyer, Internal Legal Services - 1197 PD.pdf (PDF, 124KB)


Senior Lawyer, Internal Legal Services - 1197 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 271KB)


Contact: Marlene Dixon, Managing Lawyer Internal Legal Services
(03) 9269 0370

Position Details

  • Full time maximum term contract up to 12 months (parental leave backfill)
  • Salary commensurate with experience, VLA4 range: $86,915 - $108,642 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging


About the role:
Provide legal advice to staff in the areas of professional responsibility and ethics, statutory and other regulatory obligations including compliance with the Legal Aid Act 1978, the Legal Professional Uniform Law, privacy and FOI laws. You will assist in building the capacity of VLA staff to act consistently with VLA's obligations as a public sector entity and as legal professionals, including through training and the development and improvement of written tools and guidance notes. You will also contribute to the fair and effective resolution of complaints about VLA and support the strategic aims of VLA, including undertaking project and policy work as required.

About you:
You will have provided legal advice to a wide range of stakeholders about a variety of complex legal issues and have the capacity to contribute to the development of innovative ways of building the capacity of managers and staff to improve their knowledge and skills in the areas of professional responsibilities, ethics and other legal obligations. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated experience in building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

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 Marlene Dixon, Managing Lawyer Internal Legal Services on (03) 9269 0370.

No agency applications will be accepted.

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


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