At the Supreme Court we continually strive to create a high performance workplace that is characterised by creativity, innovation, flexibility and quality delivery.

We achieve this by attracting and retaining high calibre people that are pivotal to us achieving our goal of being an outstanding superior court.

The Court offers a wide range of career options, both legal and non-legal, and provides a comprehensive employee benefit program, flexible working conditions and the opportunity to participate in professional growth and development.

The Supreme Court of Victoria is seeking a motivated, team focused individual to join its Principal Registry team for a fixed term contract for 12 months. The Office of the Prothonotary sits within the Principal Registry and provides legal, policy and administrative support to the Prothonotary and Deputy Prothonotaries. The role of the Legal and Policy Officer, Office of the Prothonotary, is challenging and varied.  Working as part of a large team within the Principal Registry, the successful applicant will perform a wide range of tasks, including supporting the Prothonotary in the management and exercise of statutory powers of the Prothonotary, conducting analysis and research, taking account of relevant legislation , regulations, rules, policies and processes, and liaising with the chambers of judicial officers, Deputy Prothonotaries, Registry teams, legal profession and other Court Users to ensure the smooth operation of the Court. To be successful in this role, you must be able to work effectively as part of a team and be flexible in your approach to your work. Applications close 24 September 2020.

The Honourable Justice Coghlan is seeking a legally qualified individual to be his Associate commencing in January 2021. The role is for a period of 12 months. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria. An interest, or post-admission experience in this area would be advantageous. Excellent written communication skills, personal qualities suitable for liaising with the profession and members of the public, as well as a strong academic record are essential.  An individual with up to two years post-grad experience, would be desirable. Applications close 4 October 2020. 

The Honourable Justice Kennedy is seeking a legally qualified individual to be her Associate for a period of 12-18 months, commencing December this year. Justice Kennedy undertakes a wide variety of civil work including taxation, property law and judicial review .  As a result, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience across divisions and to closely observe the work of judge and advocate. You should have very strong research skills and excellent academic results with an interest in both common law and commercial law. You will require excellent time management and organisational skills. You should have an ability to write clearly and concisely. At least one year's post admission experience at a law firm (or similar) is desirable. Proficiency in Information Technology is essential. Applications close 11 October 2020.

Before applying for a job with the Supreme Court, you are encouraged to read the position description to gain a full understanding of the position.
When you apply for a role your application should include a completed:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • application form (including a response to questions based on the position description), if applicable

Some vacancies may require other documentation, such as a transcript of your academic results. Please read the application information carefully to make sure you provide all required information.

All selections are based on the key capabilities in the position description, therefore your application should demonstrate how you meet these.

To work at the Supreme Court you will need to demonstrate a legal right to work in Australia as either:

  • an Australian citizen
  • a permanent resident of Australia
  • a New Zealand citizen who has entered Australia on a valid passport, or
  • a non-Australian citizen with a valid working visa.

All appointments are subject to an Australian criminal record check.