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Lawyer, Warrnambool
Exciting opportunity for an experienced Lawyer to join and make a difference in the community in the South Coast region.

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Work type:    Fixed term - full time
Job function:    Legal
Classification:    VLA3 - V3LO3C
Work location:    Warrnambool
Reference:    VG/2356
Closing date:    04-Jun-2023
Salary range:    $80,024 - $96,952
Job duration:    up to June 2024
File attachment:    Lawyer, Regions and Service Delivery PD May 2023, Warrnambool.docx (Word, 224KB)

PD preview:    Preview unavailable for this role
Contact:    Amanda Chambers, Regional Manager - Warrnambool
     (03) 5559 7210

Position details
  • Full time maximum term position up to June 2024
  • Salary based on experience, range: $80,024 - $96,952 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 South Coast region of Victoria.

In this role you will appear as an advocate in various courts and tribunals serviced by Victoria Legal Aid's Warrnambool team, providing high quality legal services representation, casework and advice services. The varied and interesting work mix of a regional office will allow you to accelerate the development of your advocacy skills.

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.

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

Why Warrnambool?

  • Vibrant local culture of art, music, food and history
  • Relaxed coastal living with stunning beaches and views
  • Excellent work life balance without the noise and traffic
  • Surrounded by nature- close to the Grampians, parks and reserves that protect native plants and wildlife

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and cover letter.

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 Amanda Chambers, Regional Manager - Warrnambool on (03) 5559 7210.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 4 June 2023.

Other relevant information:
It is 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.

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