Associate to the Honourable Chief Justice Ferguson, Supreme Court of Victoria

• Full time, fixed term role

• VPS Grade 3.1 position

• Role based in the Melbourne CBD
Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SC0725B
Closing Date: 02-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $72,751 - $80,545
Job Duration: 12 month contract
Attachments: SC0725 - Position Description - September 2022.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Viv Mahy, Executive Associate to the Chief
Phone: (03) 8600 2403

Position Details

About us

The Honourable Chief Justice Anne Ferguson is looking for a legally qualified individual to be her Associate. 

The successful applicant will assist her Honour with her judicial role and with tasks particular to the administration of the office of the Chief Justice.

The position will last for a period of 12 months, with the possibility to renew for a further term at the Chief Justice's discretion, and will commence in late 2022.

Excellent organisational, research and communication skills, the ability to work independently, personal qualities suitable for liaising with the judiciary, the profession and members of the public, as well as a strong academic record, are essential.

Post-admission experience is highly desirable.

Duties include:

  • Performing administrative tasks, including maintaining Court records and preparing material for use by her Honour in hearings.
  • Researching and drafting speeches and articles on a variety of legal and policy topics.
  • Responsibility for organising and clerking at ceremonial sittings and events, including admission ceremonies and judges' welcome and farewell ceremonies. The applicant should be able to speak confidently to a full court at these events.
  • Preparing research and briefing memoranda and assisting in the production of judgments, including proof-reading and editing in compliance with the AGLC.
  • Clerking in hearings.
  • Preparing updates on law reform.
  • Arranging and/or attending some meetings and engagements with her Honour.
  • Working closely with her Honour's personal staff to facilitate the efficient functioning of the chambers of the Chief Justice.
  • Liaising with Court staff, the public, government and the profession.

The closing date for applications is midnight, Monday 2 October 2022.  

For further details, please review the full position description. 

How to apply:

Applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae; and
  • Copy of academic transcript.

Applications should be submitted online, through the Victorian Government Careers website –

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

For further information please contact Vivienne Mahy, her Honour's Executive Associate, on (03) 8600 2403 or 0433 323 346, or Sophie Meixner, her Honour's current Associate, on (03) 8600 2406.

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.

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19.  It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.

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