Lawyer, Migration

Act as an advocate by providing advice in complex civil law matters, with a focus on migration law including judicial review proceedings.
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/1686
Closing Date: 21-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $67,164 - $86,914
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Lawyer, Migration - 1686 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 271KB)


Lawyer, Migration - 1686 PD.pdf (PDF, 127KB)


Contact: Chelsea Clark or Sarah Fisher, Program Managers Migration
(03) 9280 3751 or (03) 9269 0574

Position Details

  • Full time maximum term contract (12 months)
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $67,164 - $86,914 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging


About the role:
You will act as an advocate by providing advice in complex civil law matters, with a focus on migration law including judicial review proceedings. You will appear as a lawyer at various courts and tribunals to effectively advocate for clients with civil and human rights issues, including matters relating to mental health, social security, debt, infringements and discrimination. You will also assist the Program Manager to advocate for systemic changes to law and policy to improve access to justice.

You will work collaboratively with local partners and agencies to contribute to community engagement initiatives, community legal education projects and law reform, with an understanding of issues impacting the justice system.

About you:
You will have sound knowledge and experience in civil law, in particular migration law, and an understanding of court procedures. You will have the ability to provide practical and strategic advice on legal and policy issues, including a sound understanding of external organisations, community and welfare groups, and the role they play in legal aid services.

You will have high level interpersonal skills, including the ability to form productive professional relationships and the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders and clients at all levels. Crucial to your success in this role will be your collaborative approach and sound team work skills.

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 Chelsea Clark or Sarah Fisher, Program Managers, Migration on (03) 9280 3751 or (03) 9269 0574.

No agency applications will be accepted.

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


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