Deputy Associate

February 7, 2024
Application ends: February 29, 2024
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Job Description

This position is within the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

Purpose of Position

The Deputy Associate is part of a small team who assist the Judge in the day-to-day management of Chambers and Court. This role also assists with the preparation of Court materials for the judge and involves undertaking legal research and assisting with judgment preparation as required.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Assist in the conduct of Court proceedings, including the transcription of orders, ensuring the orderly conduct of matters and general Courtroom management;
Assist the Associate in the day-to-day management of chambers including responding to enquiries and, as required, managing the Associate inbox on behalf of the Judge;
Undertake legal research as required by the Judge, including identifying relevant legislation, summarising key legal authorities and preparation and maintenance of legal research materials;
Assist the Judge with the management of cases and, as required, enter data into the Court’s case management systems to reflect the outcomes of Court events;
Assist with the preparation of matters for both the Court and the Judge, which may include the preparation of case summaries, general file maintenance and other tasks as required;
Assist the Judge with the preparation and delivery of judgments, which may include undertaking complex legal research as well as editing in line with the Courts’ judgments publication standards;
Assist with the general operation of chambers; and
Other duties, as required.
Qualifications

It is a highly desirable that candidates have completed (or near completed) a qualification in law with a strong academic record.

Selection Criteria

Well-developed interpersonal skills including tact, discretion, initiative and the ability to communicate effectively with members of the judiciary, the legal profession, the public and other court staff.
Ability to undertake legal research (including on-line research) and prepare reports and written correspondence.
Demonstrated organisational skills, including the ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure in a team environment.
Demonstrated high-level keyboard skills and ability to use relevant software applications including Microsoft Office applications and the Internet.
The ability to adapt to changing situations and priorities and participate in collective work practices.
The ability to travel on circuits.
Experience in a legal environment.
Contact Officer

For more information, please contact Kellie Hose, Judicial Services Team Leader via telephone 0436 601 946 or email [email protected].