Associate to FCFCOA Judge (Division 2)

May 8, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

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

Purpose of position

The Associate is part of a team assisting a Judge in the day-to-day management of Chambers and Court. The role of the Associate is to manage chambers, provide general administrative support to her Honour and to supervise the Deputy Associate.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Day-to-day running of chambers including responding to enquiries.
  • Supervise the work of the deputy associate.
  • Assist the Judge to manage the docket by preparing and managing matters waiting for hearing.
  • Ensure the court’s case management system is up-to-date and assist the Judge in the preparation of orders and typing of judgments.
  • Maintain court related relationships with various external stakeholders.
  • Contribute to organisational forums working for better working practices.
  • Other duties as required.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated legal research, analysis and drafting skills underpinned by good attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to prepare briefing materials, well-drafted correspondence and case summaries.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to evaluate a large volume of information quickly and to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
  • Initiative to work autonomously and take responsibility for progressing work while also being able to work collaboratively, build and maintain positive professional relationships and deal appropriately with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology, including the use of electronic legal resources and the ability to learn and use the Court’s case management systems.
  • 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.
  • A high standard of ethical behaviour.

Other Requirements

  • Legal qualifications is desirable.
  • Ability to undertake legal research as required by the Judge.
  • The ability to travel on circuits as required.

Contact Officer

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