Senior Registry Lawyer, Supreme Court of Victoria

Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SC1097B
Closing Date: 06-Mar-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Application Form - SC1097.docx (Word, 51KB)

SC1097 Senior Registry Lawyer (Civil) Feb2019.doc (Word, 237KB)

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Position Details

A Senior Registry Lawyer oversees legal staff responsible for end to end case management of civil appeals and applications, and manages complex, urgent and/or sensitive matters within the Court of Appeal.  This includes regularly liaising with judges to support their efficient preparation of matters for hearing, formulating and implementing best case management practices and procedures, analysing legal issues in particularly complex, urgent or sensitive matters and providing the Judicial Registrar, Deputy Registrar (Legal) and the Court with appropriate information and advice.

The Supreme Court of Victoria is the highest court in Victoria and comprises the Court of Appeal and the Trial Division. The Court deals with major criminal and civil matters, plus appeals against decisions of lower courts.

A Senior Registry Lawyer (civil) provides advice and information to the President and Judges of the Court of Appeal on points of law or procedure and is an important point of contact between the profession and the Court of Appeal in civil applications.

The role identifies and monitors trends in civil appeals to capitalise on opportunities for procedural innovation in keeping with the Court's commitment to be a well-managed, effective and operationally efficient court.

To be successful in the role you should be able to demonstrate high level written communication, leadership, stakeholder management, interpersonal and organising/planning skills.  The candidate must have tertiary qualifications and it is highly desirable to be admitted to practice.  Substantial post admission experience in civil litigation, in a court and/or tribunal environment is also highly desirable.  A high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, is also required.

The Court recognises that its people are integral to its ability to meet and exceed community expectations and to achieve its goal of being an outstanding superior court. We continually strive to create a high-performance workplace that is characterised by creativity, innovation, flexibility and quality delivery.

We provide a comprehensive employee benefit program and the opportunity to participate in professional growth and development.

Further information about the Court is available at We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity in the workplace.

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
  • completed application form (see file attachment)

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 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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