Associate to Justice Stynes, Trial Division, Supreme Court of Victoria

Full time, fixed term role, 18 months

$73,842per annum per annum + 10.5% superannuation (VPS Grade 3.1 position)

Role based in the Melbourne CBD
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SC0176B
Closing Date: 02-Apr-2023
Salary Range: $73,842 - $81,753
Job Duration: 18 Months
Attachments: SC0167 - Position Description - 2022.pdf (PDF, 238KB)

Contact: Sarah Newland, Judicial Services Coordinator 373 052

Position Details

  • Full time, fixed term role
  • $73,842per annum per annum + 10.5% superannuation (VPS Grade 3.1 position)
  • Role based in the Melbourne CBD

About the role

The Honourable Justice Stynes is seeking a legally qualified person to be her Associate for a period of 18 months, commencing in mid July 2023.

Justice Stynes undertakes a wide variety of work within the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Her Honour is the Judge in charge of the Technology, Engineering and Construction List. As a result, the successful applicant will have a genuine interest in construction law.

Her Honour strives for excellence in her work and the work of her chambers. As such, you will have exemplary academic results and very strong legal research skills. You will be highly organised and will be able to liaise in an efficient and cordial manner with members of the legal profession, the Court, and the public. Experience in the area of construction law and at least one year of post admission experience at a law firm (or similar) is desirable.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience at the Court and contribute to the administration of justice.

Duties will include:

  • Undertaking high level legal research;
  • Assisting with the production of judgments, papers and presentations including proof-reading and editing;
  • Performing administrative tasks, including managing the demands of the Judge Managed Lists;
  • Acting as chambers' first point of contact, liaising with Court staff, the public, the media and the profession; and
  • Undertaking the duties of an Associate in Court

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a covering letter that, amongst other things, addresses why you wish to be a Commercial Court Associate and why you are a suitable candidate
  • copy of academic transcript

The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 2 April 2023.

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, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. 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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