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Family Lawyer
Opportunity to join the Morwell office in the role of Family Lawyer.

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Work type:    Ongoing - full time or part time
Job function:    Legal
Classification:    VLA3
Work location:    Morwell
Reference:    VG/18272020
Closing date:    24-Sep-2020
Salary range:    $70,578 - $91,333
Job duration:    N/A
File attachment:    Candidate application form - Family Lawyer Gippsland.docx (Word, 147KB)

Family Lawyer, Gippsland PD #1827 #0691.docx (Word, 140KB)

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Contact:    Kate Windmill, Deputy Managing Lawyer
     (03) 5126 6433

Position details
  • 2 x Full time (part time considered) ongoing positions
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $70,578 – $91,333 (pro rata) plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
You will act as a lawyer in child protection, intervention order and family law proceedings at the Gippsland regional venues of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria, Children's Court of Victoria and Federal Circuit Court to effectively advocate for legal aid clients.

As an advocate and duty lawyer you will handle casework and appear in various courts and tribunals including the provision of outreach services at Morwell, Bairnsdale, Korumburra, Latrobe Valley, Wonthaggi and Sale. You will participate in advice sessions, community legal education projects as needed and contribute to the implementation and review of the Gippsland regional office Business Plan aligned with VLA's strategic goals.

About you:
You will have knowledge or experience in child protection, intervention order and family law matters. You will have in-court advocacy experience, strong dispute resolution skills and proficiency in delivering legal advice and case work.

Crucial to your success in this role will be your excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop effective professional relationships with clients and stakeholders at all levels. You will also demonstrate a willingness to uphold and promote Victoria Legal Aid'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.

To protect your safety and the health and safety of our staff, interviews for this role will take place online. If shortlisted for an interview you will be provided with further information about the process.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Kate Windmill, Deputy Managing Lawyer on (03) 5126 6433

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Thursday 24 September 2020.

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