Pre Trial Officer - Common Law, County Court of Victoria

Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CC1236B
Closing Date: 19-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: 1/10/2019 - 31/07/2020
Attachments: CC1236 PD.pdf (PDF, 93KB)

CC1236 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 51KB)

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Position Details

The County Court Common Law Registry is seeking a dynamic Pre-Trial Officer who is available from 1 Oct 2019 - 31 Jul 2020.

  • Are you committed to service excellence within the public sector?
  • Do you want to work within the busy, fast paced legal environment?
  • Do you like using your initiative to solve problems and deliver solutions for your clients?
  • Then this may be the role you've been looking for

About us:

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.

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.

About the role:

The role works within the Common Law Registry team that supports the progress of cases to trial. The role guides the pre-trial steps by processing interlocutory applications and timetabling orders and listing cases for hearing.  The role makes decisions by interpreting and applying the relevant Rules whilst also liaising with parties and practitioners to address barriers to cases progressing.  The role works closely with the Judicial Registrars and Judges to resolve procedural issues so cases can proceed.

About you:

We are seeking to appoint a Pre Trial Officer who is available to work at the County Court of Victoria from 1 October 2019 to  31 Jul 2020.

Our ideal candidate will have experience within the Victorian court system and/or a good knowledge of relevant legislation and case management.

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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