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Expression Of Interest - Associates At The County Court Of Victoria

Court Services Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

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Full Job Description
County Court of Victoria - Judge's Associate Positions
The County Court of Victoria is the principal trial court in the State of Victoria. The Court hears over 11,000 criminal, common law and commercial cases each year. The Court's vision is to be a leader in court excellence, delivering the highest standard of justice to the community and inspiring public confidence in the rule of law.
The Court is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Judge's Associate positions within the Court. Through the EOI process, the Court is looking to fill future vacancies.
As a Judge's Associate you will have an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience in the Court environment and develop an understanding of court processes and procedures. Judges' Associates liaise extensively with the legal profession and observe the work of advocates and the judiciary. The role will enable you to gain a thorough working knowledge of legal principles and legislation in a dynamic and sensitive environment.
As a Judge's Associate you will be part of a dedicated team charged with the responsibility of supporting a Judge in chambers and in court. You will undertake interesting and varied work, including legal research. You will gain experience and knowledge of the inner workings of the Court
Associates may be required to accompany their Judge to circuit courts which will involve residing outside of Melbourne at one of twelve major regional centres for approximately eight weeks each year.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • the ability to exercise sound judgment
  • good organisational and problem-solving skills
  • excellent computer literacy and administration experience
  • a Victorian law degree and/or experience in Victorian legal practice or an associated field will be viewed favourably.
The role requires a high degree of sensitivity and professionalism as you will be working closely with Judges, court staff, legal practitioners and service providers.
Recent law graduates, legal practitioners and candidates interested in a future at the Bar, are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
Applicants must apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities. Please refer to the Fact Sheet for an indicative timeline of the recruitment process and additional information.
Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the County Court website www.countycourt.vic.gov.au to find out more about the County Court's jurisdiction.
Applicants should also view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. Applicants who have previously been placed on the Order of Merit list should reapply unless they no longer wish to be considered for an Associate position.
To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume
  • a short covering letter
  • application questions form (see file attachment)
For any enquiries about this position please contact one of the Judicial Staff Coordinators as per the details specified in the attached position description.
If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email hr@countycourt.vic.gov.au.
No late applications will be accepted, and all applications must be lodged online via the Careers.Vic website in order to receive updates via email.