Legal Assistant, Litigation & Dispute Resolution - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

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Job Details
Department: Victorian Government Solicitor's Office
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VGSO487
Closing Date: 29-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $55,439 - $71,194
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Legal Assistant, LDR.docx (Word, 90KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kate Miller
0498 649 226

Position Details

  • Contribute to matters of high profile public interest 
  • Join a supportive team environment
  • Role ideally suited to someone looking to build on their existing legal secretary experience and create a career in this field
  • Ongoing | Full-time or Part-time
  • VPS 2 $55,439 - $71,194 plus superannuation per annum

About the VGSO

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

The VGSO provides responsive legal services exclusively for the Victorian Government and public sector. Our place within government ensures we are at the centre of legal change, reform and problem-solving. We operate as a service-driven legal professional practice and strive for excellence in this competitive environment. In all aspects of our operations, we aim to role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

The VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance.

About the branch

The Litigation & Dispute Resolution Branch enjoys an extraordinary diversity of exciting and challenging matters. The cases are frequently topical, often involve public interest issues and offer exposure to a broad range of legal issues.

These include, but are not limited to, general and Police civil claims and tortious claims, State care and personal injury matters, negligence, Crimes (Mental Impairment & Unfitness to be Tried) Act matters, Serious Offenders Act matters and inquests. The teams provide specialist legal services to a large number of government clients and departments.

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for dedicated Legal Assistant to join our Litigation & Dispute Branch and provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to a team of solicitors. 

This role would ideally be suited to someone looking to build on their existing legal secretary experience and create a career in this field. Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Preparing correspondence and court documents - drafting and typing 
  • Amending & formatting documents
  • Autonomous file management - conduct of matters and tasks and maintaining up to date legal files
  • Diary and email management - monitoring emails, calendars and recording deadlines
  • Telephone assistance - both incoming and screening
  • General administration - photocopying, couriers, billing, relieving reception

Skills and experience

  • Demonstrated experience in litigation legal administration
  • Confident in providing high quality and responsiveness legal administrative assistance to a team of solicitors
  • Strong understanding of litigation processes/procedures and court systems, knowledge of legal terminology and an ability to conduct research using online databases and systems
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and has the ability to operate autonomously
  • Excellent attention to detail with a commitment to service excellence


In exchange for your hard work, you will receive; competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities and up to 17.5% annual leave loading. 

The VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance.

How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now!

Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately but applicants should outline their relevant experience in their cover letter.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact Kate Miller, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, on 0498 649 226.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including but not limited to, reference checks, pre-employment misconduct screening and criminal record checks. 

The VGSO is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the VGSO's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all VGSO employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.  

Upon commencement of employment with the VGSO you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes: 

  • COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account); 
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account); or 
  • A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

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