Associate to the Honourable Justice McDonald, 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/SC1132
Closing Date: 20-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $67,866 - $82,404
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: SC1132- Position Description.doc (Word, 241KB)


Contact: Kylie Pearse on (03) 9603 6088 or
Nicole Baker on (03) 9603 9022

Position Details

Associate to the Honourable Justice McDonald, Supreme Court of Victoria

  • Full time, fixed term role
  • $66,669 per annum + 9.5% superannuation (VPS Grade 3 position)
  • Role based in the Melbourne CBD

The Honourable Justice McDonald is seeking a legally qualified individual to be his associate, commencing in February 2019. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a multifaceted, dynamic role, acting in an administrative capacity as the main channel of communication from chambers, as well as providing legal assistance and research support to his Honour. 

The position will be for a period of 12 months, with the possibility for extension.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to confidently and accurately convey information over the telephone, in person, and via written communication to members of the legal profession, the public and the media are essential to this role. 

At least two years post‑admission experience in the litigation department of a law firm (or similar) is desirable, along with excellent proofreading skills, proficiency in grammar and an excellent academic record is essential.  Experience on the editorial committee of a university law journal as well as proficiency in legal research is preferred.

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,
  • liaising with Court staff, the public and the profession; and
  • accompanying the Judge to circuit courts in regional Victoria.

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.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description or contact Kylie Pearse on (03) 9603 6088 or Nicole Baker on (03) 9603 9022.

Applications close: Sunday 20 January 2019

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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