Family Lawyer

You will act as a family law advocate by providing high quality legal services in the Outer Eastern and Outer North Eastern region including duty lawyer services, casework and advice services relating to family law and family violence intervention order matters. This will include provision of legal information, advice and casework, either by appointment, phone or teleconference and outreach visiting services.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA3
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/LS
Closing Date: 29-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $68,339 - $88,435
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Family Lawyer Ringwood candidate application form.docx (Word, 272KB)


Family Lawyer Ringwood PD.pdf (PDF, 157KB)


Contact: Tony Daquino
9259 5444

Position Details

  • Full-time maximum term positions up to 9-12 months
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $68,339 - $88,435 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
You will act as a family law advocate by providing high quality legal services in the Outer Eastern and Outer North Eastern region including duty lawyer services, casework and advice services relating to family law and family violence intervention order matters. This will include provision of legal information, advice and casework, either by appointment, phone or teleconference and outreach visiting services.

This role will involve regular court appearances presenting an excellent opportunity to further develop your advocacy skills. You will also be expected to contribute to the development of strategies to improve client services and actively participate in community legal education projects.

About you:
We are looking for lawyers who can deliver high volume client services, handle busy court lists and appropriately support our clients, particularly those who have experienced violence or trauma. As part of your role you will seek out opportunities for continuous improvement and support your colleagues to foster a collaborative working environment. You will be invested in the local Ringwood community, enjoy a challenge and thrive under pressure. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to obtain clear instructions, and explain complex legal matters in simple terms.

You will also have a good understanding of the underlying systemic issues contributing to our client's legal issues and the important role external organisations, community and welfare groups play in providing holistic services.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a Word document). You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Tony Daquino, Managing Lawyer, Outer Eastern Suburbs Region on (03) 9259 5444.

Please note this recruitment process may be used to fill future positions that arise over the next 6 months.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 29 September 2019.

 


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