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Lawyer, Sunshine
Exciting opportunity for a lawyer to join our Sunshine team making a difference in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne.

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Work type:    Fixed term - full time
Job function:    Legal
Classification:    VLA3 - V3LO3C
Work location:    Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference:    VG/1820Z
Closing date:    08-Dec-2022
Salary range:    $80,024 - $95,992
Job duration:    Up to June 2023
File attachment:    Candidate application form- Lawyer, Regions and Service Delivery #1820.docx (Word, 149KB)

Lawyer, Regions and Service Delivery PD October 2022 #1820.docx (Word, 142KB)

PD preview:    Preview unavailable for this role
Contact:    Carrie O’Shea, Regional Manager
     (03) 9300 5326

Position details
  • Full time maximum term position up to 30 June 2023
  • Salary based on experience, range: $80,024 - $95,992 plus super
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
We are seeking a Lawyer to join our team in providing high quality legal aid services to clients across the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. Based at our Sunshine office, you will appear as an advocate by providing legal services including duty lawyer services, casework and advice services in local courts and outreach locations, predominantly in criminal law and family violence matters.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to engage in interesting and at times complex work aimed at improving legal aid services across the Western suburbs of Melbourne. The varied and interesting work mix will allow you to accelerate the development of your advocacy skills.

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical experience in providing quality legal services, predominately in criminal law and 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 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.

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

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 Carrie O'Shea, Regional Manager on (03) 9300 5326.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Thursday 8th December 2022.

Other relevant information:
VLA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It is also 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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