Senior Associate to Justice Chris Maxwell, Supreme Court of Victoria

Associate (x 2) to Justice Chris Maxwell, President of the Court of Appeal
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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/SC0900_SC0971A
Closing Date: 24-Jul-2018
Salary Range: $66,699 - $80,987
Job Duration: 18 months
Attachments: SC0900_SC0971- Position Description.doc (Word, 236KB)


Contact: Georgie Hawkins
(03) 9603 6673

Position Details

Justice Chris Maxwell, President of the Court of Appeal, is seeking to fill two associate positions.  The first position will commence 24 September 2018. The second will commence either at the end of 2018 or beginning of 2019 – this date is negotiable. Both positions will be for a term of 18 months (subject to review after 12 months).

The successful applicants will have strong academic credentials and, preferably, at least two years' post-admission experience.

The President sits on criminal and civil appeals, and has responsibility for ensuring the efficient conduct of the work of the Court of Appeal. The President's associates assist in the discharge of his Honour's judicial and administrative responsibilities.

A significant portion of the work involves high-level legal research and writing. The President's associates also perform administrative tasks in connection with case management. 

Duties include:

  • Preparing research memoranda and assisting in the production of judgments, including proof-reading and editing;
  • Leadership and training for other Court of Appeal associates;
  • Initiate, develop and implement improvements to Court policies and processes;
  • 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, government and the profession.

 For further details, please review the full position description.

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
  • copy of academic transcript and
  • two recent examples of relevant written work.

Applications close: Tuesday 24 July 2018

Applicants are not required to separately address the key selection criteria. It is expected that applicants chosen for interview will be contacted shortly thereafter. Applicants should make clear whether they are available for one or both start dates.

For further information please contact the President's current associates:

Greg Buchhorn, (03) 9603 6186 and

Julianna Marshall, (03) 9603 6675

Email: preschambers@supcourt.vic.gov.au

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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