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We are seeking an accomplished migration lawyer. You will act as an advocate by providing advice in complex migration law matters, with a particular focus on judicial review of administrative decisions.

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Work type:    Ongoing - full time
Job function:    Legal
Classification:    VLA3Legal
Work location:    Melbourne - CBD
Reference:    VG/1419A
Closing date:    20-Oct-2021
Salary range:    $74,361 - $93,169
Job duration:    N/A
File attachment:    Lawyer Migration PD #1603.docx (Word, 142KB)

Candidate application form- Lawyer, Migration #1419.docx (Word, 144KB)

PD preview:    Preview unavailable for this role
Contact:    Chelsea Clark, Program Manager
     (03) 9280 3751

Position details
  • Full time ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $74,361- $93169 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
You will act as an advocate by providing advice in complex migration law matters, with a particular focus on judicial review of administrative decisions. You will provide duty lawyer services at the Federal Circuit Court, and various tribunals, as well as instructing at all levels of the Commonwealth courts. You will also assist the Program Manager to advocate for systemic changes to law and policy to improve access to justice.

You will work collaboratively with local partners and agencies to contribute to community engagement initiatives, community legal education projects and law reform, with an understanding of issues impacting the justice system.

About you:
You will have sound knowledge and experience in civil law, in particular migration law, and an understanding of court procedures. You will have the ability to provide practical and strategic advice on legal and policy issues, including a sound understanding of external organisations, community and welfare groups, and the role they play in legal aid services.

You will have high level interpersonal skills, including the ability to form productive professional relationships and the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders and clients at all levels.

Crucial to your success in this role will be your collaborative approach and sound team work skills.

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 Chelsea Clark Program Manager on (03) 9280 3751

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Wednesday 20 October 2021

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