Legal Assistant

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Exciting opportunity for a Legal Assistant to join the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Branch at the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

Summary about this job

Government - State

Company: Department of Justice and Regulation

Location: Melbourne

Work type: Full Time

Salary: n\a

Phone: +61-8-8787-5728

Fax: +61-8-6865-3053

E-mail: n\a


Detail information about job Legal Assistant. Terms and conditions vacancy

Legal Assistant, Litigation & Dispute Resolution  

  • Contribute to matters of high profile public interest
  • Join a supportive team environment
  • Ongoing, full-time opportunity

About the VGSO

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision 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

About the role:

An exciting opportunity exists for an eager and enthusiastic Legal Assistant to join our Litigation & Dispute Resolution and provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to a team of solicitors.

Key duties of this role include:

  • Preparing correspondence and court documents - drafting and typing (dictaphone)
  • Amending & formatting documents
  • File management - maintaining orderly and up to date legal files
  • Diary management
  • Telephone assistance
  • General administration - photocopying, couriers, billing, relieving reception
  • Looking for ways to reduce the administrative workload of your solicitors

 About the successful applicant:

To be successful you will have demonstrated experience in providing high level administrative assistance in a legal support position, within a fast paced litigation environment and to more than one solicitor. You will be a self-starter who takes initiative in your role, with strong attention to detail and commitment to service excellence.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached and apply online.


Applications must include a cover letter and resume; candidates will be required complete an online questionnaire as part of the online application form. Key Selection Criteria responses are not required separately.

To discuss this opportunity further please contact Carolyn Irving on 03 9032 3025.

Applications close before midnight on Sunday, 29 July, 2018.

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