Court Legal Advisor, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MC2432
Closing Date: 02-Jun-2019
Salary Range: $107,119 - $117,293
Job Duration: 6 months
Attachments: Application Form - MC2432 - Court Legal Advisor.docx (Word, 51KB)

MC2432 PD.doc (Word, 166KB)

Katarina Palmgren: 03 9628 7922

Position Details

  • Provide authoritative and high-level legal advice and opinions on complex and cross discipline matters to the judicial officers and senior court administrators of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.
  • Fixed term – VPS Grade 5.2 position located at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court.


  • Provide legal research and opinions to the Chief Magistrate, senior court administrators and the wide magistracy of the court.
  • Deliver legal advice and opinions that provide options for discussion and consideration by court committees and working groups.
  • Work within a varied and dynamic legal environment.

About us

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority, and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state.

The Court determines in excess of 300,000 cases per annum at 51 venues, equating to approximately 90 per cent of all cases that come before Victorian courts each year. The Court aims to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community.

About the role

The Court Legal Advisor (CLA) provides legal advice and opinions to the judiciary and senior court administrators in a diverse legal environment. The CLA works closely with the Chief Magistrate, Deputy Chief Magistrates, Supervising Magistrates and the wider Magistracy in the provision of authoritative and specialist legal research, analysis, advice and opinions. The duties of the role are performed under limited direction and without immediate supervision.

About you

  • Admitted to practice as an Australian lawyer or eligible to hold a Victorian practising certificate.
  • Post division experience in both civil and criminal law.

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.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria's vision is that all employees access and enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, identity or cultural beliefs. The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women.

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