Deputy Managing Lawyer

Exciting opportunity for an experienced senior lawyer to join our team in Dandenong and provide high quality legal services in the community.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA4 - V4LO4M
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/2308
Closing Date: 30-May-2024
Salary Range: $111,263 - $123,624
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Deputy Managing Lawyer Regions and Service Delivery PD Dandenong #2308_MR.docx (Word, 224KB)

Candidate application form - DML Dandenong #2308_MR (1).docx (Word, 227KB)

Contact: Madeline Ryan, Regional Manager
(03) 9767 7111

Position Details

  • Full time ongoing position (part-time applications considered)
  • Salary based on experience, range: $111,263 - $123,624 (pro rata) plus super
  • Up to $15,900 in salary packaging and hybrid WFH & office model

About the role:
Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) is seeking a Deputy Managing Lawyer to oversee the daily operations of our legal team based in Dandenong. As a senior lawyer, you will play an important role in guiding and supporting our legal team to deliver high quality legal services. You will oversee casework, court advocacy, and client representation, with a focus on family, criminal, family violence or civil law matters. Additionally, you'll be responsible for mentoring and supervising junior lawyers, facilitating their growth and development under the guidance of the Regional Manager.

About you:
As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Extensive experience in family, family violence, criminal, or civil law practice, with a strong track record of handling complex legal matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Proven experience in mentoring and supervising junior lawyers, supporting their professional development and growth.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • A passion for advocating for the rights of clients and promoting access to justice for all members of the community.
  • A current Australian practising certificate which entitles you to practise in Victoria as a government legal practitioner (mandatory).

Don't meet every requirement? At VLA, we understand that your work and life experiences can be just as valuable. If you're excited about this role but your CV doesn't align perfectly with our job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or one of our many other opportunities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We provide legal representation to those who need it most. With over 1000 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, 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.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and foster a work culture that's inclusive as well as diverse. Your unique ideas and perspectives are valued so that we best represent the people we serve.

Employee benefits:

  • Focus on work-life balance including flexible working arrangements
  • Hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Excellent salary packaging options including General Expenses up to $15,900, Meals & Entertainment up to $2,650 and Novated Leasing
  • Opportunity to join Myki Commuter Club(and salary package the cost)
  • Supportive team environment in modern offices (including free gym and end-of-trip facilities at our CBD office)

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments).

If you require adjustment to the recruitment and selection process or need an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Madeline Ryan, Regional Manager on (03) 9767 7148.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Thursday 30 May 2024

Other relevant information:

It is a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community.

VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.

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