Associate to Judge Cosgrave of the Commercial Division, County Court

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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/CC1184A
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: CC1184 PD.DOCX (Word, 189KB)

CC1184 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 52KB)

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Position Details

We are seeking to appoint a full-time fixed term Associate to support Judge Cosgrave of the Commercial Division of the Court. 

The County Court of Victoria has original and appellate jurisdiction and is the principal trial court in Victoria.

The Court hears over 11,000 criminal and civil cases each year.

Since 1 January 2007, the County Court has had an unlimited monetary jurisdiction in civil matters.  The County Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the Supreme Court in almost all commercial litigation.

Following the removal of the monetary limit on the Court's jurisdiction and the appointment of additional judges with commercial expertise, the commercial work of the court has grown in both size and complexity, with over 2,000 commercial initiations in 2018-19.  The work of the Commercial Division now constitutes approximately 45% of the court's civil jurisdiction.

As the Associate you will provide operational, administrative and technical legal support to the Judge both in chambers and in court. The role involves case file management, a strong emphasis on communication at all levels, and legal research and writing.

Ideally you will have a legal background, the drive to succeed, ability to perform under pressure and the capacity to work well in a small team. Candidates who are looking to practise exclusively in commercial law will be highly regarded.

Relevant qualifications and an Australian driver's licence is essential.

Please attach a copy of your relevant Academic Transcripts together with your application. 

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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