Associate to the Honourable Justice Forbes, Supreme Court of Victoria

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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/SC0111
Closing Date: 29-May-2019
Salary Range: $67,866 - $82,404
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: SC0111 PD.DOC (Word, 242KB)

(03) 8600 2094 or

Position Details

Associate to the Honourable Justice Forbes

Supreme Court of Victoria


  • Full time, fixed term role
  • $67,866 per annum + 9.5% superannuation (VPS Grade 3 position)
  • Role based in the Melbourne CBD

The Honourable Justice Forbes is seeking a legally qualified individual to be her associate, commencing as soon as possible. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a multifaceted, dynamic role, In the Common Law Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The position will be for a period of 12 months, with the possibility for extension.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to confidently and accurately convey information over the telephone, in person, and via written communication to members of the legal profession, the public and the media are essential to this role. 

At least two years post admission experience in the litigation department of a law firm (or similar) is desirable, along with excellent proofreading skills, proficiency in grammar and an excellent academic record is essential. 

Duties include:

  • preparing research memoranda and assisting in the production of judgments, including proofreading and editing;
  • clerking in court;
  • performing administrative tasks, including maintaining Court records and preparing material for use by the judge in Court,
  • liaising with Court staff, the public and the profession; and
  • Accompanying the Judge to circuit courts in regional Victoria.

Please also review the attached position description.

To apply:

Applications comprising:

  • cover letter;
  • resume; and
  • copy of academic transcript

should be submitted online, through the Victorian Government Careers website.

Applicants are not required to separately address the key selection criteria.

For any enquiries regarding this position, please contact Kylie Pearse, Judicial Services Coordinator on (03) 8600 2094.

The closing date for applications is midnight Wednesday 29 May, 2019.

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