Duties of the Junior Associates
Junior Associates work with the Senior Associate to assist with the effective and efficient conduct of the Judge's court and chambers. The specific duties required of a Junior Associate will depend on the particular Judge and their requirements, and the List or Division of the Court in which the Judge works. The duties of a Junior Associate may include some or all of following:
- Under the supervision of the Senior Associate, assist with legal research for a Supreme Court judge, including assisting with drafting speeches and preparing case summaries.
- Assist the Senior Associate in providing clerical and administrative support to the judge’s chambers, including preparing court orders on the case management system, preparing correspondence, reports and other documents, managing the judge’s schedule of hearings and engagements and liaising with other judicial officers, court officers, court users and the general public.
- Assist in the preparation of the conduct of civil and criminal proceedings before a judge, including the preparation of courtroom and ancillary items prior to and during sittings, and the confirmation of the attendance of all relevant parties and witnesses.
- Swear in witnesses, open and close the Court and generally ensure the maintenance of decorum in Court proceedings.
- Be responsible for the administrative management of juries from empanelment to final discharge during the course of criminal and civil trials with absolute security and attend, in the capacity of jury-keeper, on juries when requested.
- Operate audio and visual and video-conferencing equipment used in the conduct of trials and hearings.
- Perform a range of practical duties for the judge including noting up and amending the Judge’s personal library; packing and unpacking the Judge’s robes, computer equipment and law books when on circuit; perform driving duties for the judge as required; and arrange the regular servicing and maintenance of the judge’s car.
- Conducting examinations under Order 41 and 81 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2005.
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|Author:||Supreme Court of Victoria|
|Publisher:||Supreme Court of Victoria|
|Date of Publication:||February|
|Copyright:||Supreme Court of Victoria, 2013|