Senior Lawyer

Exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Lawyer to join our criminal law practice in Bendigo.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA4
Work Location: Loddon Mallee Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/VG/04052019
Closing Date: 01-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $88,436 - $110,543
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Criminal Lawyer PD Bendigo 0405.pdf (PDF, 126KB)

CAF - Senior Lawyer Bendigo #405.docx (Word, 271KB)

Contact: Marcus Williams
(03) 5448 2309

Position Details

Senior Lawyer – Bendigo

•Full time ongoing position
•Salary commensurate with experience, range: $88,436 - $110,543 plus superannuation
•Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
We are seeking a senior lawyer to join the Loddon-Campaspe regional office criminal law team based in Bendigo. In this role you will represent priority clients and provide expert advice in complex criminal law matters. You will appear as a lawyer at various courts and tribunals including Bendigo, Swan Hill, Kerang, Echuca, Castlemaine and Kyneton providing client representation, duty lawyer services and conducting case work and advice services.

As a senior member of the team, you will assist in the supervision and mentoring of junior lawyers and contribute to professional legal education, including the delivery of criminal law training programs. Part of your role will also include contributing to development, implementation and review of the Loddon-Campaspe Regional office plan and the VLA Strategic Plan and assist in the development of strategies to improve client service.

About you:
You will have significant criminal law advocacy experience and knowledge in the areas of both Summary and Indictable crime. You will have an interest in law and policy reform and the ability to lead, supervise and mentor staff. Crucial to your success in this role will be your excellent interpersonal skills, ability to form productive professional relationships and communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders at all levels. You will be a team player able to work collaboratively in responding to the needs of clients. You will also demonstrate a commitment to promoting VLA's vision and values.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a Word document). You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Marcus Williams on (03) 5448 2309.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 1 September 2019.

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