Associate to Judge Kendall

November 24, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Purpose of Position

Judge Kendall is the Court’s National Migration Judge. His Honour sits predominantly in migration proceedings. His Honour is also the Case Management Judge for all general federal law and migration matters in the Perth Registry of the FCFCOA.

Judge Kendall’s Associate holds a central role in His Honour’s chambers. They are charged with assisting His Honour with the day-to-day management of His Honour’s chambers and the other duties undertaken by His Honour in his role as National Migration Judge and Case Management Judge.

This position does not involve any exposure to family law matters. His Honour does not hear family law matters.

Given Judge Kendall’s role as National Case Management Judge for Migration Law, preference will be given to candidates with considerable experience in or knowledge of Australian migration law and candidates with a strong legal research and writing background.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Undertake complex legal research and legal writing as required by Judge Kendall;
  2. Assist Judge Kendall with the preparation and delivery of judgments;
  3. Manage the conduct of Court proceedings, including the transcription of orders, ensuring the orderly conduct of matters and general Courtroom management;
  4. Day-to-day management of chambers including supervision of His Honour’s Deputy Associate, responding to enquiries and managing the Associate inbox on behalf of Judge Kendall;
  5. Assist Judge Kendall with the coordination of the Court’s National Migration Docket and case allocation;
  6. Liaise with the Court’s National Migration Registrars and National Migration Team as required;
  7. Assist Judge Kendall with the management of cases and, as required, enter data into the Court’s case management systems to reflect the outcomes of relevant Court events; and
  8. Other duties, as required.


Candidates must have completed (or be near completing) a qualification in law with a strong academic record. Candidates are required to provide copies of all academic transcripts with their application.

Selection Criteria 

  1. Ability to undertake complex legal research and legal writing;
  2. 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;
  3. Demonstrated organisational and leadership skills, including the ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure in a team environment;
  4. Demonstrated high-level keyboard skills and ability to use relevant software applications including Microsoft Office applications;
  5. The ability to adapt to changing situations and priorities and participate in collective work practices; and
  6. The ability to undertake interstate travel when required.

Contact officer

For more information, please contact Marie Azar by telephone on 08 6317 5446 or by email at [email protected].