Registry Lawyer, Supreme Court of Victoria

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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/SC0053A
Closing Date: 19-Mar-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: until 31/05/2020
Attachments: SC0053- Candidate Application Form.doc (Word, 102KB)

SC0053- Position Description.docx (Word, 192KB)

Kate Clark on (03) 9603 9012

Position Details

The Supreme Court of Victoria seeks a legally qualified person with two to three years post-admission experience to assist judicial officers with the management of personal injury proceedings.

  • Operations focus
  • VPS Grade 4
  • CBD location
  • Experience in management of personal injury litigation is desirable although not essential.

An opportunity exists for a legally qualified person with two to three years post-admission experience to gain valuable experience working with judicial officers of the Supreme Court of Victoria's Common Law Division in the management of personal injury proceedings.

This VPS4 position has an operations focus and is for a fixed term period from 1.4.19 to 31 May 2020.

About us

The Supreme Court of Victoria is the highest court in the State and comprises the Court of Appeal and the Trial Division. The Court deals with major criminal and civil matters, plus appeals against decisions of lower courts.

The Court recognises that its people are integral to its ability to meet and exceed community expectations and to achieve its goal of being an outstanding superior court. We continually strive to create a high performance workplace that is characterised by creativity, innovation, flexibility and quality delivery. The Court provides a comprehensive employee benefit program and the opportunity to participate in professional growth and development. We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity in the workplace.

About the role

As a Registry Lawyer you will be part of a team providing key pre-trial case management support to the judicial officers managing the Personal Injuries, Dust Diseases and Civil Circuit Lists to promote the just, efficient, timely and cost effective resolution of cases. You will manage files under the supervision of the Judicial Registrar, Deputy Registrar and Senior Registry Lawyer responsible for these Lists and will provide substantive and procedural legal analysis and high level administrative management of proceedings and will have regular contact with practitioners, litigants and judicial officers.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have at least two to three years post-admission litigation experience, ideally including personal injury claims. You will also have the ability to work collaboratively with other members of a team to plan and prioritise tasks required for the management of a high volume caseload and be able to contribute to the development, implementation and refinement of best practice and procedure. Good interpersonal skills, an inquiring mind, an eye for detail and a keen interest in the administration of justice will also stand you in good stead to excel in this role.

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)
  • copy of academic transcript.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.

Applications close: Tuesday 19 March 2019

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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