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Our Morwell office is currently seeking three lawyers to join our dedicated and supportive team working to improve legal aid services across the Gippsland region.

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Work type:    Fixed term - full time or part time
Job function:    Legal
Classification:    VLA3
Work location:    Gippsland - Latrobe Valley
Reference:    VG/18022020
Closing date:    29-Nov-2020
Salary range:    $70,578 - $91,333
Job duration:    N/A
File attachment:    PD Criminal Lawyer, Gipplsand #1802 #0457.docx (Word, 141KB)

Lawyer (ARC) Morwell PD #1932.docx (Word, 140KB)

Candidate application form template - Lawyer x 3 Morwell.docx (Word, 148KB)

PD preview:    Preview unavailable for this role
Contact:    Rebecca Burgmann, Managing Lawyer
     (03) 5126 6410

Position details
Lawyer – Criminal Law x 2 , Lawyer, Assessment and Referral Court  x 1, Morwell
  • Criminal Lawyer - 1 x full time ongoing & 1 x maximum term position up to 6 months
  • Assessment and Referral Court Lawyer – 1 x full time ongoing (part time considered)
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $70,578 – $91,333 plus super
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging
About the roles:
Our Morwell office is currently seeking three lawyers to join our dedicated and supportive team working to improve legal aid services across the Gippsland region. These are great opportunities to advance your advocacy skills and engage in interesting and challenging work.
Two opportunities exist for Criminal Lawyers to act as advocates by providing high quality legal services including legal advice, duty lawyer services, casework, and representation. You will undertake negotiation and dispute resolution on behalf of clients relating to criminal law and family violence matters.
A further opportunity is available for a Lawyer, Assessment and Referral Court (ARC) to act as an advocate and provide high quality legal services with a focus on criminal law and family violence matters in the ARC and related hearings.
About you:
You will have extensive in-court advocacy experience, strong dispute resolution skills and proficiency in handling challenging case work. Crucial to your success in one of these roles will be your excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop effective professional relationships with clients and community partners. You will also demonstrate a strong commitment to human rights, social justice and our values of fairness, care and courage.
The successful applicant for the Lawyer, ARC role will also bring demonstrated commitment to the use of therapeutic and problem-solving approaches within the criminal justice system.
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.
For further information review the attached position description or contact Rebecca Burgmann, Regional Managing Lawyer on (03) 5126 6410.
No agency applications will be accepted.
Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday, 29 November 2020.

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