Lawyer, Summary Crime

Join our busy Summary Crime team in the role of a Lawyer to contribute to achieving better outcomes for our clients and the community more broadly.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/3652
Closing Date: 28-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $66,171 - $85,630
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Lawyer, Summary Crime PD #Various.pdf (PDF, 121KB)


Lawyer, Summary Crime Candidate application form.docx (Word, 269KB)


Contact: Sharon Keith, Managing Lawyer
0407 327 923

Position Details

  • Full time ongoing & maximum term position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $66,171 - $85,630 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
We are seeking highly motivated lawyers for roles in our busy Summary Crime team.

You will appear in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria and other courts or tribunals to effectively advocate for Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) clients, including as a duty lawyer as required, primarily in criminal law and family violence matters. You will also deliver high quality legal services by providing legal information and advice, conducting casework, and providing appropriate referrals to other agencies or services where required.

The positions available include an ongoing position (1) and a maximum term position (1) up to 12 months.

About you:
You will demonstrate a capacity to act as an advocate, deliver advice, conduct casework and undertake negotiation and dispute resolution on behalf of clients. You will also demonstrate an understanding of the criminal law jurisdiction and court procedures with the capacity to advocate for clients with diverse and complex needs and identify client's needs beyond their immediate legal issue.

To be successful in this role, you will have excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients. You will also demonstrate a commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues and external stakeholders to achieve better outcomes for our clients and the community more broadly.

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 14 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. 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 Sharon Keith, Managing Lawyer on 0407 327 923.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 28 October 2018


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