First listed on: 21 December 2017

Senior Lawyer

The Judicial Commission of Victoria (Commission) is an independent body to be established on the commencement of the Judicial Commission of Victoria Act 2016. The function of the Commission will be to receive complaints about, and to establish guidelines regarding, the standards of ethical and professional conduct of judicial officers and non-judicial members of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). ?

The Commission commenced on 1 July 2017 and is still in an establishment phase. This 6 month opportunity has arisen to provide additional capacity while consideration is given to the ongoing staffing requirements of the Commission. Job-share and time-time proposals will be considered.?

The Senior Lawyer will be part of a small team responsible for the investigation of complaints and providing high level advice and support to the Director, Judicial Commission of Victoria, the Board of the Judicial Commission and Investigation Panels. The complaint handling responsibilities include intake and assessment, review, investigation and determination of complaints. ?

The Senior Lawyer will liaise with the public, the judiciary, legal counsel and external stakeholders at senior levels. The incumbent will contribute to strategic initiatives, and participate in the education functions of the Judicial Commission.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.  Applications should include:

1) resume

2) a short covering letter

Attachments can be uploaded in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact  Richard Besley on (03) 9604 2420.

Applications close Tuesday 16 January 2018

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