Legal Assistant, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • Contribute to matters of public interest in a fast paced ligation environment
  • Opportunities for further training and professional development
  • Join a large and supportive legal support team

The vision of the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner. 

The VGSO provides strategic advice and practical legal solutions to the Victorian government, departments, agencies and authorities. Our clients face a wide range of legal issues and seek legal advice and solutions that offer meaningful outcomes and effective risk management, given their unique government context. In all aspects of its operations, the VGSO aims to comply with its values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

The VGSO has recently developed a three year strategic plan, VGSO 2020. Key objectives for the coming three years include:

  • To strengthen and grow our client relationships;
  • To develop and enhance the capability, health and wellbeing of our people;
  • Ensuring our financial sustainability; and
  • Diversifying our service offering to strengthen government legal expertise.

About the branch:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution enjoys an extraordinary diversity of exciting and challenging litigation. The cases are frequently topical and often involve public interest issues. A team of approximately 35 lawyers and an additional team of 20 legal assistants provide specialist legal services to a large number of government clients and departments.

About the role:
Due to recent movements within our State Care and Personal Injury Team, our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Branch is now seeking to appoint an energetic and experienced legal assistant to a fixed-term position to provide the team with administrative assistance and support. Some key duties of this role include:

  • Providing administrative assistance to an allocation of solicitors
  • Preparing correspondence and court documents
  • Maintaining orderly, up to date legal files
  • Monitoring emails, calendars and recording deadlines
  • Telephone assistance
  • General administration (photocopying, filing, billing, etc.)

About you:
To be successful in this role you will have the following experience:

  • A minimum of two years' experience in a similar role within a legal environment, preferably with exposure to litigation
  • Demonstrated experience in performing a range of legal support duties to multiple solicitors
  • Superior time management skills and excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to appropriately deal with sensitive and highly confidential information with a high level of tact, discretion and judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to use your initiative to proactively seek work and identify process improvements

 

TO APPLY:
To apply, please click here to submit the online application form and upload a current CV and cover letter; Key Selection Criteria responses are not required separately.

Applications close before midnight on Tuesday, 28 November, 2018.