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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 and experienced lawyer to play a key role in management of cases in the Common Law Division's Judicial Review and Appeals (JRA) and Valuation Compensation and Planning (VCP) Lists. The role involves the end-to-end case management of a large volume of complex cases, participation in projects and process improvement initiatives, and supervision of junior lawyers within the team. The successful candidate will have significant demonstrated experience and interest in civil matters, in particular those involving government, planning, public and administrative law and a keen interest in the administration of justice. Applications close midnight, 19 January 2021.

The Deputy Registrar (Operations) is part of the Common Law Team and provides administrative and operational support to the Judicial Registrars of the Division and the Deputy Registrar - Common Law Division. This includes collation of statistical information; preparation of divisional reports; recruitment and management of non-judicial staff; project work; stakeholder engagement and change management. Applications close midnight, 20 January 2021.

The Senior Legal Registrar, Crime has a senior leadership and management role providing support to the Judicial Registrar (Criminal Trial Division) and the Criminal Division of the Court. This role is responsible for providing high-level strategic, procedural and policy advice to judicial officers and court administration through interpretation of relevant legislation . Applications close midnight, 21 January 2021. 

The Honourable Justice McMillan is seeking a legally qualified individual to be her Associate commencing February 2021. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the Common Law Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria. The judge is co-judge in charge of the Trusts, Equity and Probate List, and the Testators Family Maintenance List; post-admission experience in these areas is highly desirable. Applications close midnight, 24 January 2021.

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.

Judicial registrars are members of the Court, appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Attorney-General.

The positions require legally qualified (admitted for not less than 5 years), highly motivated leaders with outstanding professional experience and demonstrated understanding of court processes. They also require superior communication skills, and the ability to make timely decisions according to law. Experience and expertise in mediation is highly desirable.

Position descriptions

Judicial Registrar - Civil - Funds in Court

Judicial Registrar - Common Law

Enquiries and applications

All expressions of interest are treated confidentially. Enquiries can be made to Claire Downey:
p: (03) 8600 2110 
e: pynver.qbjarl@fhcpbheg.ivp.tbi.nhua.vog.civ.truocpus@yenwod.erialc

Expressions of interest should be emailed to the Executive Associate to the Chief Justice: 
e:  ivi.znptvyyvienl@fhcpbheg.ivp.tbi.nhua.vog.civ.truocpus@yarvilligcam.viv

All expressions of interest must be received by no later than 26 January 2021.