Lawyer - Common Law Division, Supreme Court of Victoria

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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SC1187A
Closing Date: 27-May-2019
Salary Range: $67,866 - $75,136
Job Duration: until 31/03/2020
Attachments: SC1187 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 51KB)

SC1187 - Position Description.doc (Word, 234KB)

(03) 9603 9012 or

Position Details

Lawyer - Common Law Division

Supreme Court of Victoria 

  • Full time, fixed term role until 31/03/2020
  • $67,866 + 9.5% superannuation      (VPS grade 3 position)
  • Role based in the Melbourne CBD

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. 

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. 

As a Lawyer – Common Law Division you will be required to provide high level administrative support to the Deputy Registrar and to judges of the Common Law Division.

To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate: 

  • At least 12 months post-admission experience, ideally including property and succession disputes.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other members of a team to plan and prioritise tasks required for the management of a high volume caseload and to contribute to the development, implementation and refinement of 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. 

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

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities suitable for this role. Applications must include:

  • Cover letter;
  • Resume; and
  • Completed application form

We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity in the workplace.

For any enquiries regarding this position, please contact Kate Clark, Deputy Registrar Common Law on Ph. 9603 9012 or email

The closing date for applications is midnight, 27 May 2019.

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