Associates to judges and associate judges of the Supreme Court are exposed to a range of work both in and out of court. They gain a thorough knowledge of court rules, processes and procedures, and become familiar with court documents and court proceedings. The position provides a unique opportunity to work closely with judges of the highest level in Victoria.

As an associate you will be part of a dedicated team that will provide assistance in court to the judge, manage chambers and undertake interesting and varied work which may include research work requiring high level analysis and application of legal knowledge.

Associates are usually employed on a fixed term basis for 12-18 months, which may be extended. Conditions of employment are generally as that for other Victorian Public Service court staff.

Former Supreme Court associates have found the position helpful in the transition to articles of clerkship (now traineeships), practice as a lawyer, reading at the bar or an academic career.

Information on associateships 

Senior Associate Position Description

Junior Associate Position Description

How to submit an expression of interest for an Associateship

For all other positions at the Supreme Court, please go to current vacancies.