Legal Assistant - Commercial, Property and Technology

As the primary source of legal services to the Victorian State Government and its statutory authorities, the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office provides strategic advice and practical legal solutions. Our clients face a wide range of legal issues and are looking for legal advice and solutions that offer meaningful outcomes and effective risk management, given their unique government context.

Our unique government expertise, commercial know-how and shared values mean we know and understand government law.

We embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email

If a career where you will be challenged, called upon to use the full range of your abilities and further develop your skills appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SO2336A
Closing Date: 03-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $48,489 - $62,267
Job Duration: n/a
Attachments: PD - Legal Assistant, CP&T.docx (Word, 273KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Abby McDonald, Recruitment Consultant
03 9032 3052

Position Details

Legal Assistant - Commercial, Property & Technology

  • Contribute to matters of public interest
  • Training and development opportunities
  • $48,489 - $62,267 p.a. plus superannuation

 The Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office (VGSO) is the primary provider of legal services to the Victorian Government and its departments. The office enjoys an extraordinary diversity of exciting and challenging case work, which is frequently topical and often involves significant public interest issues.

We are seeking a bright, enthusiastic and experienced legal assistant to provide quality legal support to solicitors in our Commercial, Property and Technology Branch.


Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Looking for ways to reduce the administrative workload of your solicitors
  • Correspondence – drafting and typing (digital dictation)
  • File management – maintaining orderly, up to date legal files in hard copy and electronic form
  • Diary and email management – monitoring emails, calendars and recording deadlines
  • Telephone assistance – both incoming and screening
  • General administration – photocopying, arranging couriers, relieving reception

To be considered for this role you will:

  • Have previous commercial and/or property support experience in a legal office
  • Be driven to deliver quality service and solutions to our clients
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and a team focus 
  • Display high level technical skills and attention to detail 

The VGSO is a fantastic place to develop your career. You will be provided with on-going training and development opportunities in a supportive and friendly team environment. 

Please note candidates must submit the completed application form with their application. You can also read more about the application process and working at the VGSO (including our numerous benefits) on our website Alternatively, you can contact Abby McDonald, Recruitment Consultant on (03) 9032 3052. 

Applications close before midnight on Monday, 3 April, 2017.

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