Why our Legal Assistants enjoy working at VGSO
"Working as a Legal Assistant in the Administrative Law Branch allows me to engage in areas of law such as Planning, Land Acquisition and Compensation, Victims of Crime Assistance and Liquor Licensing, just to name a few. I have worked on a broad variety of matters in the Supreme Court, Magistrates' Court, and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, as well as working extensively on the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. All the work is very diverse and interesting to be a part of.
The VGSO has a great working culture and I enjoy being part of a close knit team. The VGSO is flexible, and supports my volunteering at the Royal Children's Hospital. I also enjoy working with highly experienced and knowledgeable people who are willing to help me develop my skills in various areas of law."
Alenka Jankovic (Senior Legal Assistant, Government & Public Law).
"My role allows me to work extensively on legal files, perform a range of interesting and challenging tasks, carry out training and manage a small team. I value the flexibility, friendly staff, mentorship from solicitors and the enjoyment of working autonomously and within a great team."
Penelope Grima (Senior Legal Assistant, Litigation & Dispute Resolution).
"In July 2010 I began working at the VGSO and one of the most notable differences between VGSO and other organisations are the various learning opportunities available to all staff. I found the IT training I received extremely beneficial and as well as the initial two week induction training, there are many up-skilling computer sessions available on a monthly basis.
I like the structured six monthly appraisal process. It has helped me to grow professionally and given me a focus on a career goal. I have been fortunate enough to receive an opportunity to be trained in conveyancing supported by the VGSO both inhouse through the Senior Conveyancing Officer and externally through Leo Cussens Institute.
I have found a work life balance is easily achieved and maintained. There is a real team environment and I enjoy the many social activities throughout the year and other benefits such as the Health and Well Being Program. I find the office is a fun and friendly environment and no matter what branch you're in, there is never a dull day!"
Tiffany Humphries (Legal Assistant, Commercial, Property & Technology).