Senior Lawyer & Investigator (x5)

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Department: Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner
Work Type: Various
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1794542
Closing Date: 28-May-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: POSITION DESCRIPTION - Senior Lawyer & Investigator.pdf (PDF, 239KB)


Contact: Sarah Lethlean
03 9679 8032

Position Details

Can you tell me more about what you do at VLSB+C?

Great question! We're really proud of the work we do. We are the regulator of the Victorian legal profession. We license lawyers and oversee service standards and conduct. This includes handling complaints about lawyers, investigating poor conduct and overseeing management of trust accounts. We are also the stewards of the public purpose and fidelity funds and administer these to support legal regulation and access to justice in Victoria.

We are a modern best practice regulator, using data and insights to help identify where our actions can have the greatest impact on ensuring ethical and professional legal practice by Victorian lawyers. We are passionate about maintaining and protecting the rule of law by ensuring the integrity of the legal profession.

Okay, and what role are you recruiting for?

We're looking for x5 Senior Lawyer & Investigators to join our Discipline & Suitability team. We have both ongoing and fixed term opportunities available. You will handle more complex investigations into complaints about lawyers, their fitness to practice and associated disciplinary issues.

This is getting interesting, what type of person are you looking for?

We're looking for passionate and driven people to work with us as we continue to enhance our services to the Victorian public.

We are looking for candidates with the following:

  • A high level of understanding of how to interpret and apply legislation, including an understanding of the operation of legal practice environments
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills
  • Where litigation duties are required: Demonstrated advocacy skills in a Court and Tribunal
  • Substantial experience as a legal practitioner with considerable experience in private practice, regulation and/or government prosecutions
  • Admitted as an Australian Lawyer and/or eligible to obtain a Victorian Practising Certificate

That sounds like me! How are you different from other organisations?

We're really excited by our organisation, we offer:

  • Flexibility: We have work leading edge flexible working options including part-time, compressed hours, flexible start time, up to 2 days working from home.
  • Culture: Our staff are prouder to work for the VLSB+C than the wider VPS by an average of 10%.
  • Well-being: We have an active Social Club and Health and Wellbeing Committee that promote fun and engaging activities throughout the year
  • Partnership: our horizontal structure allows for more partnership with your colleagues and other teams
  • Purpose: We play a key role in regulating the legal practice in Victoria

I want to know more!

Sarah Lethlean would love to hear from you on 03 9679 8032 if you have questions about the role.

I'm now really interested!

Great! Our recruitment is all about red carpet not red tape so simply click on ‘Apply Now' before 28 May 2024. We can't wait to hear from you!

Other relevant information:

Appointment will be subject to abiding by our Flexible Working Procedure which defines the number of required in-office days at our office (including the ‘team day' of your team) and completion of the VPS Pre-Employment Statutory Declaration, Misconduct Declaration and Consent Form and the Pre-Employment Health Declaration.

Your appointment may be subject to a satisfactory National Police Record Check, provision of evidence of qualifications required for your position and/or a probation period.


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