Registry Lawyer, Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Victoria is the highest court in Victoria and deals with the state’s most serious criminal and civil cases. More information about the court is available at 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 strongly encourages applications from people of any gender, age, religion, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SC1150B
Closing Date: 28-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: SC1150- Candidate Application Form.doc (Word, 105KB)

SC1150- Position Description.doc (Word, 236KB)

Contact: Justin Sethu
(03) 9603 9172

Position Details

Registry Lawyers primarily support the Senior Registry Lawyer, Deputy Registrar (Legal) and Judicial Registrar in the management of Court of Appeal Criminal Proceedings. They are responsible for the end to end case management of a high volume caseload of criminal matters and prepare legal and factual summaries for consideration by the Court.

A Registry Lawyer will liaise with various external stakeholders, including Victoria Legal Aid, the Office of Public Prosecutions, the Vic Bar, the Law Institute and with internal stakeholders such as Judges of the Court, Associates, and Registry staff, providing assistance and advice on a wide range of legal issues in relation to appeals and applications to prepare matters for hearing and disposition.  

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. 

To be successful in the role you should be able to demonstrate high level written communication, interpersonal and organising and planning skills. Your experience in working in a high volume legal or court setting or another similar environment will also be of benefit, however it is not mandatory. 

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:

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

1) resume       

2) a short covering letter and

3) completed application form (see file attachment).

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Application Form. Individual responses to “key selection criteria” listed on the Position Description are not required. Attachments can be uploaded in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact Justin Sethu on (03) 9603 9172.

Applications close Wednesday 28 February 2018 

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