Associate to the Honourable Justice Dixon, 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/SC1042C
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: SC1042 PD.pdf (PDF, 221KB)

(03) 8600 2094 or

Position Details

Associate to the Honourable Justice John Dixon

Supreme Court of Victoria


  • Full time, fixed term role
  • $68,884 per annum + 9.5% superannuation (VPS Grade 3 position)
  • Role based in the Melbourne CBD 

The Honourable Justice John Dixon is seeking a legally qualified individual to be his Associate, commencing late August, 2019, for a fixed period of 12 months. There may be a possibility of extension.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the Common Law Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria, working directly with the Principal Judge of the list.

To be successful in this position, you will have a genuine interest in torts, specifically defamation and economic torts, and common law class actions. You will preferably have several years' post‑admission experience in the litigation department of a law firm (or similar).

Excellent organisational, research and written communication skills, personal qualities suitable for liaising with the profession and members of the public, as well as a strong academic record, are highly desirable.

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; and
  • liaising with Court staff, the public and the profession.

The closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 21 July, 2019.

For further details, please review the attached position description. 

How to apply

Applicants are required to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.  Applications must include:

  • cover letter;
  • CV; and
  • copy of academic transcript.

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.

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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