Senior Registry Lawyer, Supreme Court of Victoria

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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SC1161A
Closing Date: 19-Feb-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: until 14/01/2020
Attachments: SC1161- Candidate Application Form.doc (Word, 103KB)

SC1161- Position Description.doc (Word, 239KB)

Kate Clark on (03) 9603 9012

Position Details

Victoria's highest court is seeking a legally qualified person with three to four years post-admission experience to assist judicial officers with the management of personal injury proceedings.

  • Operations focus
  • Fixed term to 14 January 2020
  • VPS Grade 5
  • CBD location

An opportunity exists for a legally qualified person with three to four years post-admission experience to gain valuable experience working with judicial officers of the Supreme Court of Victoria's Common Law Division in the management of personal injury proceedings.

This VPS5 position has an operations focus and is for a fixed term period to 14 January 2020 to fill a maternity leave vacancy. Experience in management of personal injury litigation is desirable.

About us

The Supreme Court of Victoria is the highest court in the State 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

About the role

As a Senior Registry Lawyer you will provide key pre-trial case management support to the judicial officers managing the Personal Injuries, Dust Diseases and Civil Circuit Lists and will supervise other legally and non-legally qualified staff who also provide such support.  This includes the formulation and implementation of best practices, procedures and policies for the management of the Lists, analysing legal issues in particularly complex or sensitive matters, and providing the Judicial Registrar, Deputy Registrar and Judges-in-Charge of the Lists with appropriate information and assistance.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have at least three to four years post-admission litigation experience, ideally including personal injury claims, and the ability to supervise and work collaboratively with staff to develop, implement and refine best practice and procedure. Good interpersonal skills, an inquiring mind, an eye for detail and a keen interest in the administration of justice will also stand you in good stead to excel in this role.

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. The Court provides a comprehensive employee benefit program and the opportunity to participate in professional growth and development. 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. 

Applications close: Tuesday 19 February 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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