Associate to Her Honour Judge Lewitan, County Court of Victoria

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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CC0966C
Closing Date: 23-Jan-2020
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: CC0966 PD.pdf (PDF, 350KB)


CC0966 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 52KB)


Contact:
03 8636 6414; carole.geddes@countycourt.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Associate to Her Honour Judge Lewitan at the County Court of Victoria

We are seeking to appoint an Associate to support Her Honour Judge Lewitan, AM (fixed term 12 months).

Commencing salary of $68,884 + 9.5% Superannuation.

The County Court of Victoria is established pursuant to the County Court Act 1958. It has original and appellate jurisdiction and is the principal trial court in the State of Victoria. The Court hears over 11,000 criminal, common law and commercial cases each year. The County Court has unlimited monetary jurisdiction in common law and commercial matters. In its criminal jurisdiction, the Court hears all indictable offences except treason, murder and related offences.

There are a total of 70 Judges of the Court and over 200 staff, including judicial support staff. The County Court regularly conducts circuit sittings at 12 circuit courts situated in major centres throughout regional Victoria.

The County Court is committed to continuous improvement in accordance with the International Framework for Court Excellence.

The Court's vision is to be a leader in court excellence, delivering the highest standard of justice to the community and inspiring public confidence in the rule of law.

The Associate provides operational, administrative and technical legal support to a Judge both in chambers and in court. The role requires excellent organisational skills, sound judgement and the ability to communicate intelligently and with discretion on matters relating to court processes. The work can include legal research, proof reading and editing of court documents.

Working within a close knit team of three you will be required to work collaboratively with your colleagues and the wider Court to achieve common goals and work towards fulfilling the Court's directions.

Ideally you will have a suitable legal background, a high level of attention to detail, superior written and verbal and computer skills, the drive to succeed and the ability to work well under pressure.

A law degree and admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor is essential, as is some experience working in a solicitor's office.

The successful applicant must hold a Victorian Drivers' licence with experience.

Academic Transcripts are required.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment)

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Other information

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. 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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