Lawyer, Bendigo

2 full time, ongoing Lawyer roles available in our Bendigo office
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA3
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/1819
Closing Date: 24-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $65,033 - $84,157
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Family Lawyer, Bendigo #0899 PD.pdf (PDF, 175KB)

Family Violence Lawyer, Bendigo #1819 PD.pdf (PDF, 175KB)

Contact: Marcus Williams, Managing Lawyer
03 5448 2333

Position Details

About the roles:

  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $65,033 - $84,157 + super

Both roles will involve acting as an advocate and duty lawyer handling complex casework and appearing in various courts and tribunals including the provision of outreach services at Bendigo, Kyneton, Castlemaine, Echuca, Swan Hill and Kerang. You will participate in advice sessions, community legal education projects as needed and contribute to the implementation and review of the Loddon-Campaspe Regional Office Plan and VLA Strategic Plan.

  • Family Lawyer (focusing on Child Protection)

Act as a family lawyer in intervention order, child protection and family law proceedings at the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Magistrates' Court of Australia and the Magistrates' Court of Victoria to effectively advocate for legal aid clients. 

  • Lawyer, Family Violence and Child Protection

Appear as an advocate in various courts and tribunals services in the Bendigo region and surrounding areas including duty lawyer services, casework and advice services in local courts and tribunals primarily in family violence and child protection matters. 

About you:
You will have substantial knowledge and practical experience in the areas of family law or criminal law and family violence intervention orders, with the capacity to work as an advocate and caseworker. 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.

Our lawyers hold front line positions in our courts, dealing with disadvantaged clients, often with special needs and complex issues, therefore we need lawyers with resilience and maturity to deal with this challenging and rewarding work.

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:
Please submit a current resume and a document addressing the key selection criteria (KSC). You must address the KSC to be considered for this role. Include your preference for either the Family Lawyer role or the Family Violence Lawyer role.

For further information review the attached position descriptions or contact Marcus Williams, Managing Lawyer on (03) 5448 2333.


Applications close midnight Friday 24 November 2017

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