Associate to Judge Cosgrave, County Court of Victoria

• Friendly and inclusive organisational culture

• Full-time, Fixed-term for 12 months

• Commercial division
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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/CC1184C
Closing Date: 12-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $71,853 - $87,245
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: CC1184 - PD.pdf (PDF, 272KB)

CC1184 - Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 53KB)

Contact: Gail Boyse on (03) 8636 6485 or 0417 537 162

Position Details

We are seeking to appoint an Associate to support Judge Cosgrave of the Commercial Division of the County 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 1,300 commercial initiations in 2020-21.  The work of the Commercial Division now constitutes approximately 40% 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.  

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.

Employees of CSV are required to comply with any applicable directions of the Chief Health Officer, 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 candidates agree to comply with any applicable direction 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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