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Lawyer, Shepparton (x2)
An exciting opportunity for two motivated lawyers to join our Shepparton office, delivering high quality legal services in the Goulburn region.

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Work type:    Ongoing - full time
Job function:    Legal
Classification:    VLA3 - V3LO3C
Work location:    Shepparton - Goulburn
Reference:    VG/08402067
Closing date:    02-Feb-2023
Salary range:    $80,024 - $95,992
Job duration:    Ongoing and maximum term up to 12 months
File attachment:    Lawyer, Regions and Service Delivery PD January 2023.docx (Word, 143KB)

Candidate application form Lawyer Shepparton #0840 #2067.docx (Word, 145KB)

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

Position details
  • One ongoing and one maximum term position up to 12 months postion (parental leave replacement).
  • Salary based on experience, range: $80,024 - $95,992 plus super
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
Victoria Legal Aid are seeking two lawyers to join our Shepparton team. This is an exciting opportunity to accelerate your professional development by engaging in varied, interesting and at times complex work aimed at improving legal aid services across the Goulburn region.

You will appear as an advocate in various courts and tribunals serviced by Victoria Legal Aid's Goulbourn team, providing high quality legal services representation, casework and advice services. You will also have the opportunity to broaden your impact in the region by actively contributing to the development of strategies to improve client services and participating in community legal education projects.

We have two full time roles available, one is ongoing position and one is a maximum term position up to 12 months (parental leave replacement). 

Why Shepparton?
Shepparton offers an exciting opportunity to expand your practice experience in a regional location. Working in the Goulbourn region offers the chance to work within a close-knit team of passionate VLA employees and work directly with regional stakeholders to make a difference to disadvantaged communities.

Beyond the work, living in Goulbourn offers the opportunity to enjoy excellent work life balance and relaxed, affordable living without the noise and traffic.

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 Natasha Vanderheyden, Regional Managing Lawyer on (03) 9269 0303.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Thursday 2 February 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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