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Family Lawyer, Shepparton
Exciting opportunity for a Family Lawyer looking to expand and advance their advocacy skills and engage in interesting and complex work aimed at improving legal aid services across the Goulburn region.

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Work type:    Ongoing - full time or part time
Job function:    Legal
Classification:    VLA3 - V3LO3C
Work location:    Shepparton - Goulburn
Reference:    VG/1773C
Closing date:    29-Jan-2023
Salary range:    $80,024 - $95,992
Job duration:    N/A
File attachment:    Candidate application form - Family Lawyer, Shepparton #1773.docx (Word, 145KB)

Family Lawyer, Regions and Service Delivery PD January 2023.docx (Word, 143KB)

PD preview:    Preview unavailable for this role
Contact:    Natasha Vanderheyden, Regional Manager
     (03) 9269 0303

Position details
  • Full time ongoing position (part time applications considered)
  • Salary based on experience, range: $80,024 - $95,992 (pro rata) plus super
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
We are seeking applications from experienced lawyers to join Victoria Legal Aid in improving the lives of disadvantaged Victorians by providing high quality legal aid services to clients in our Goulburn region.
Based at our Shepparton office, you will appear as an advocate in various courts and tribunals, providing high quality legal services representation, casework and advice services primarily in family law, family violence and other related matters. The varied and interesting work mix of a regional office 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 family law and family violence 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 a 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 Natasha Vanderheyden, Regional Manager on (03) 9269 0303.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 29th January 2023

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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