Legal Assistant, Ringwood

This legal assistant role in the Ringwood office will support a busy team of lawyers and administrative staff in dealing with a wide range of matters including family law, family violence, civil and criminal law.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full or part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA2
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/18241825
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $47,818 - $65,032
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Legal Assistant PD.pdf (PDF, 547KB)


Legal Assistant Ringwood candidate application form.docx (Word, 270KB)


Contact: Julie Dyer or Mallika Prabakaram
(03) 9259 5444

Position Details

  • Family law experience desired
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $47,818 - $65,032 pa, pro rata + super
  • 2 positions available (1 part time and 1 full time)

About the role:
This legal assistant role in the Ringwood office will support a busy team of lawyers and administrative staff in dealing with a wide range of matters including family law, family violence, civil and criminal law. Some of your duties will include preparation of family law legal documents, filing documents on Commonwealth Courts portal, word processing, audio typing, data entry, file management and other general administrative duties, including reception services as required. You will also be required to assist legal aid clients with general enquiries and work with other legal practitioners and community legal centres to ensure the needs of our clients are met.

About you:
To be successful in the role, you will have highly proficient word processing skills, audio typing skills, file management skills, and have demonstrated experience in providing client service within a sensitive and complex environment. Family law experience is extremely desirable.

You will have strong interpersonal skills to communicate with a wide range of clients and the ability to communicate with clients who are socially and economically disadvantaged, as well as having sound problem solving skills to ensure clients' needs are met.  You will also have a high attention to detail and be efficient in prioritising workload and be able to manage multiple demands simultaneously while working under pressure. 

You will also have a willingness to learn and contribute to the promotion of our organisation and its values.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) is an independent statutory authority committed to assisting disadvantaged Victorians to understand and resolve their legal problems. We serve the broader community by providing information, legal advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We are a leading and responsible force for community access to the legal system and for social justice.

Employee benefits:
VLA offers 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 addressing the specified key selection criteria. Seperate 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 please review the attached position description or contact Julie Dyer or Mallika Prabakaram, Administrative Services Managers on (03) 9259 5444.

Applications close Sunday 25 February 2018.


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