Associate to the Associate Judges Chambers, Supreme Court of Victoria

• Full time, fixed term roles

• $72,751 per annum + 10.5% superannuation (VPS Grade 3.1 position)

• Roles based in the Melbourne CBD; potential for hybrid working arrangements
Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/ASJ202301
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $72,751 - $80,545
Job Duration: 12-18 months
Attachments: Application Questions - January 2023.pdf (PDF, 251KB)

Associate to Associate Judges Chambers - 2022.pdf (PDF, 237KB)

Contact: Letischa Bien

Position Details

The Supreme Court of Victoria (the Court) is the highest court in Victoria and comprises the Court of Appeal and the Trial Division. The Court deals with major criminal and civil matters, plus appeals against decisions of lower courts.

Judges in the Court are supported by Associates who assist in the management and coordination of the Judge's judicial, ceremonial, court management, administrative and legal research responsibilities.

The Court is seeking expressions of interest from legally qualified individuals to fill Associate vacancies across the Associate Judges Division commencing in early to mid-2023, for a period of 12-18 months.

The duties of an Associate are detailed in the attached position description but specifically include:

  • Preparing research memoranda, case summaries and assisting in the production of judgments, including proof reading and editing
  • Clerking in Court – opening, adjourning and closing the Court, and using courtroom technology to ensure proceedings are transcribed and technological aids are readily available to counsel
  • Providing administrative assistance to the Judge during hearings and in chambers
  • Liaising with Court staff, the public and the profession

The role requires a high degree of sensitivity and professionalism as you will be working closely with Judges, court staff, legal practitioners, and members of the public.

To be successful in the role of Associate you will possess the following:

  • Law degree
  • An excellent academic record
  • Highly developed legal research skills
  • Demonstrated ability in statutory interpretation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to confidently and accurately convey information over the telephone, in writing and in person to members of the legal profession, the public and the media
  • Exceptional organisational and problem solving skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Excellent computer literacy and administrative experience
  • Well-developed proofreading skills with proficiency in grammar
  • Post-graduate legal experience, although not mandatory, is highly desirable. 

How to apply

Applications comprising a:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • copy of your academic transcript
  • completed application questions (see file attachment)

should be submitted online, through the Victorian Government Careers website.

Applicants are not required to separately address the key selection criteria.

For any enquiries regarding this expression of interest, please contact Letischa Bien, Judicial Services Coordinator, on (03) 8600 2093 or

Other Information:

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19.  It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.

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