Lawyer, Horsham

Rewarding opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to Regional Victoria through providing high quality legal advice.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA3 - V3LO3C
Work Location: Horsham - Wimmera area
Reference: VG/2543A
Closing Date: 01-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $84,626 - $96,952
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Lawyer, Regions and Service Delivery PD May 2023.docx (Word, 223KB)

Candidate Application Form - Lawyer, Horsham #2543.docx (Word, 226KB)

Contact: Sharon Leffer, Regional Manager
(03) 5381 6000

Position Details

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Salary based on experience, range: $84,626 to $96,952 per annum
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging and hybrid work

About the role:
Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) is seeking a committed and eager Lawyer to provide legal services across the Wimmera region. Reporting to the Regional Manager, you will act as an advocate in various courts and tribunals, deliver quality legal services by conducting casework and provide legal advice to clients in custody or members in the general public.

You will participate in exciting VLA projects as required and keep up to date on legal developments and procedures that impacts our justice system. This role is a great opportunity to expand and advance your advocacy skills and engage in interesting and at times complex work aimed at improving legal aid services across the Wimmera region.

About you:
As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical experience in providing quality legal services, predominately in criminal law but also family violence related matters.
  • Effective casework and advocacy skills, including highly developed skills in dispute resolution.
  • An understanding of the role of external organisations, private practitioners, community, and welfare groups play in the delivery of legal aid services.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and your demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with others and fostering a supportive team environment.
  • A current Australian practicing certificate which entitles you to practise in Victoria as a government legal practitioner (mandatory).

Don't meet every requirement? At VLA, we understand that your work and life experiences can be just as valuable. If you're excited about this role but your CV doesn't align perfectly with our job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or one of our many other opportunities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We provide legal representation to those who need it most. With over 1000 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.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and foster a work culture that's inclusive as well as diverse. Your unique ideas and perspectives are valued so that we best represent the people we serve.

Employee benefits:

  • Family friendly, flexible hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment in modern offices
  • Salary packaging which allows up to $15,900 of your salary each year to be tax free

Why Horsham?
Horsham is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Victoria. If you are one for regional charm and attractions like affordable housing, opportunities for activities and regular community events then this is the city for you. Boasting such iconic attractions like the Grampians and the Wimmera River, make Horsham the next home for your career.

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments).

If you require adjustment to the recruitment and selection process or need an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Sharon Leffler, Regional Manager on (03) 5381 6000.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 1 October 2023

Other relevant information:
It is a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community.

VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.

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