Legal Assistant - Public Law & Planning

  • Contribute to matters of high profile public interest
  • Join a supportive team environment
  • Ongoing | Full time | VPS 2 ($51,717 - $66,414 p.a. + superannuation)

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

The VGSO provides responsive legal services exclusively for the Victorian Government and public sector. Our place within government ensures we are at the centre of legal change, reform and problem-solving. We operate as a service-driven legal professional practice and strive for excellence in this competitive environment. In all aspects of our operations, we aim to role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

About the branch
The Public Law & Planning (PuLP) Branch of the VGSO provides litigation services and formal legal advice in multiple areas of law including but not limited to, administrative law, constitutional law, human rights and anti-discrimination law and planning, environment and heritage law.

About the role
An exciting opportunity exists for an eager and enthusiastic Legal Assistant to join our Public Law and Planning Branch as part of the legal support team that provides comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to a team of solicitors.


  • Preparing correspondence and court documents – drafting and typing (dictaphone)
  • Amending & formatting documents
  • File management – maintaining orderly, up to date legal files in electronic and hard copy format
  • Diary and email management – monitoring emails, calendars and recording deadlines
  • Telephone assistance – both incoming and screening
  • General administration – photocopying, couriers, billing, relieving reception
  • Looking for ways to reduce the administrative workload of your solicitors

Skills and experience

  • Prior experience as a litigation Legal Assistant in a law firm
  • Confident in providing high level legal administrative assistance to more than one solicitor
  • Strong understanding of litigation processes/procedures and court systems, knowledge of legal terminology and an ability to conduct research using online databases and systems
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and has the ability to operate autonomously
  • High attention to detail with a commitment to service excellence

In exchange for your hard work, you will receive; competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities ,17.5% annual leave loading and access to flexitime . The VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance.

How to apply
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click here to apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Candidates will also be required to complete a few questions covering the Key Selection Criteria as part of the online application form. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately.

To find out more about this role, please feel free to contact contact Pieta Spencer, Recruitment Consultant, on (03) 9032 3052.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 24 March 2019.