Lawyer - Family Law and Family Violence, Dandenong

Varied and interesting opportunity based in our busy Dandenong office as a lawyer working in family law and family violence.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA3
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/1832
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $65,033 - $84,157
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Lawyer - Family Law and Family Violence, Dandenong - 1832 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 270KB)

Lawyer - Family Law and Family Violence, Dandenong - 1832 PD.pdf (PDF, 179KB)

Contact: Deirdre McCann, Managing Lawyer
(03) 9767 7111

Position Details

  • Full time maximum term contract available
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $65,033 - $84,157 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits and positive team culture
  • Join an organisation making a difference in the community

About the role:
Based in our busy Dandenong office you will act as an advocate by providing high quality legal services including legal advice, duty lawyer services, casework, and representation. You will undertake negotiation and dispute resolution on behalf of clients in family law and intervention order matters, as well as criminal, child protection and family violence matters. This is a role with plenty of variety and an excellent opportunity to contribute to improving legal aid services across the south-east region.

About you:
You will have extensive in-court advocacy experience, strong dispute resolution skills and proficiency in handling complex case work. Crucial to your success in this role will be your excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop effective professional relationships with clients and stakeholders at all levels. You will also demonstrate a strong commitment to human rights, social justice and our vision and values

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 Deirdre McCann, Managing Lawyer on (03) 9767 7111.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 25 February 2018.

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