Associate Public Defender

Seeking an Associate Public Defender to appear as in-house counsel in the Bendigo area.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA4
Work Location: North West - Bendigo
Reference: VG/1433B
Closing Date: 22-Sep-2017
Salary Range: $82,914 - $103,640
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Associate Public Defender #1433 CAF.docx (Word, 269KB)

Associate Public Defender #1433 PD.pdf (PDF, 179KB)

Contact: Shannon Dellamarta
9269 0130

Position Details

About the role:
We are seeking an Associate Public Defender to appear as in-house counsel in summary contests, committal hearings, pleas, and appeals within the criminal jurisdiction in various courts and tribunals.

You will provide legal advice, both written and oral on sentencing, criminal procedure and evidence. You will also draw upon your sound knowledge and experience to assist in developing the advocacy expertise of our junior lawyers through mentoring and training. 

About you:
You will have considerable knowledge and experience in the practice of criminal law, especially in summary and indictable matters under both state and federal legislation. You will have a passion for advocating for clients and the ability to develop strong relationships and communicate effectively with a wide range of clients and stakeholders.

You will have proven experience in working collaboratively with others and fostering a supportive learning environment. Crucial to your success in this role will be your ability to manage multiple commitments simultaneously and meet tight deadlines. 

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 14 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 Shannon Dellamarta on (03) 9269 0130

Applications close midnight on Friday 22 September 2017

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