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Legal Assistant
Join the Family, Youth & Children’s Law program in the role of a Legal Assistant to work collaboratively within a team of legal assistants and provide support to lawyers across the various sub program areas including, Parenting Disputes, Independent Children's Lawyers, Family Violence, Family Dispute Resolution service, Child Support and Child Protection

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Work type:    Other
Job function:    Legal
Classification:    VLA2
Work location:    Melbourne - CBD
Reference:    VG/4542020
Closing date:    27-Sep-2020
Salary range:    $51,896 - $70,577
Job duration:    ongoing and up to 12 months
File attachment:    Candidate application form - Legal Assistant FYCL.docx (Word, 147KB)


Legal Assistant PD - Master - January 2020.docx (Word, 138KB)


PD preview:    Preview unavailable for this role
Contact:    Kylie Cavallo, Administrative Services Manager
     (03) 9269 0251

Position details
  • One full time ongoing position and one maximum term position up to 12 months
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $51,896 - $70,577 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
The Family, Youth and Children's Law (FYCL) program is seeking two self-motivated legal assistants to join our team. Working alongside our Administrative Services Manager and a team of legal assistants, you will be an integral part of the day to day running of the organisation by providing administrative support to the entire team and assisting with general office harmonisation.

Part of a team of legal assistants, you will provide a wide range of legal administration support services to a team of lawyers across teams within the FYCL's practice area. Your duties will include but are not limited to; responding to client enquiries including matching clients' needs to appropriate services, email, diary management and bookings, maintaining client database and case management system, and general administrative duties. You will also assist in court clerking and provide assistance to the various teams within the program as required.

About you:
You will be experienced in providing administrative support and client services in a complex and sensitive environment. You will demonstrate highly proficient word processing, audio typing and file management skills and excellent attention to detail with the ability to prioritise workload efficiently and meet deadlines.

To be successful in this role, you will enjoy the day-to-day challenges of working within a fast paced and high-pressure environment and have sound problem solving skills to ensure clients' needs are met. You will also have a willingness to learn and contribute to the promotion of our organisation'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:
Please 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 Kylie Cavallo, Administrative Services Manager on (03) 9269 0251.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 27 September 2020



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