First listed on: 10 January 2020

Senior Researcher (Civil), County Court of Victoria

  • Friendly and inclusive culture
  • Opportunity to contribute to the future direction of the Court
  • Ongoing role with development opportunities
  • VPS 5 - $98,396 - $119,052 + 9.5% Superannuation

Are you looking to join a dynamic and progressive organisation that offers a range of generous employee benefits?

The County Court of Victoria is the principal trial court in the State of Victoria. The Court hears and determines criminal, common law and commercial matters. Our 70 Judges hear more than 12,000 cases per year across the three divisions. The County Court is committed to continuous improvement in accordance with the International Framework for Court Excellence.

This role sits within the Court's Research Unit and provides high-level specialist research and analysis support to Judges and Judicial Registrars. Reporting to the Manager, Policy and Law Reform you will be required to undertake complex legal research into areas of the County Court's civil jurisdiction and produce timely and accurate advice for Judges and Judicial Registrars.

Working collaboratively with various areas of the Court you will address legal problems and questions that may arise in the course of judgement writing or hearing a matter, research complex legal questions, analyse case law and assist in the development of tools and resources.

To succeed in this role you will exhibit exceptional conceptual and analytical skills with a particular ability to analyse complex policy and legal issues, interpret legislation and provide high-level, accurate advice. A demonstrated ability to prepare well-written, timely, concise, accurate and audience-appropriate briefings and advice is essential. A tertiary qualification in law together with an unrestricted practicing certificate is also essential.

If this sounds like you, apply now!

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment)

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Other information

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.


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