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The Youth Court Associate provides comprehensive professional legal research to the Judiciary of the Youth Court.

The Youth Court Associate works primarily out of court to support the Judiciary in relation to specific legal research tasks, proofing of judgements, case summaries, updating bench books, developing and amending Rules of Court. This role undertakes specified projects management functions identified by the Youth Court Manager

Special Conditions

  • Appointment to this role is for 12 months with possibility of extension for a further period of up to 12 months.
  • Appointment is under the Courts Administration Authority Act, 1993 with the terms and conditions of employment governed by the Public Sector Act, 2009.
  • This role is identified as Prescribed Position and the successful applicant is required to obtain a Working with Children Check prior to employment with the CAA, which must be renewed every five years before expiry. A current DHS child-related employment screening will be recognised as a WWCC until it expires. WWCC's can be obtained through the Department of Human Services (DHS) Screening Unit:
  • Appointment is dependent upon a National Police Certificate that the CAA finds satisfactory.
  • Some out of hours work will be required and may extend beyond normal office hours.
  • The Youth Court Associate may be appointed as a Deputy Registrar pursuant to the Magistrates Court Act 1991 and/or as a Deputy Sheriff Pursuant to the Sheriff’s Act 1978.

Essential Qualification

A Bachelor of Laws degree is required to become a Youth Court Associate.


The following remuneration levels will apply:

  • For appointment at the JUA1 level ($57,408 pa) – un-admitted practitioner.
  • For appointment at the JUA2 level ($63,681 pa) – admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of South Australia (i.e. successful completion of a Graduate Diploma or Certificate in Legal Practice).
  • For appointment at the JUA3 level ($65,771 pa) – a minimum of one year’s practising experience as a legal practitioner after being admitted to practise in the State of South Australia.

One year’s practising experience as a legal practitioner may include:

  • time spent employed as a legal practitioner at a law firm, or government department (e.g. the Crown or the DPP); or
  • time spent working as an associate after the associate has been admitted; or
  • a combination of (a) and (b)

Time spent employed as a legal practitioner will only count toward the one year’s practising experience where the person held a valid practising certificate in the State of South Australia. Evidence of practising experience must be provided, by way of a copy of the practising certificate together with a letter from the previous employer confirming the duration of your employment. One year’s practising experience as a legal practitioner may not include time spent as a clerk at a law firm, government department or chambers.


Carolyn Doherty, Manager Youth Court
08 8204 0330

Application Instructions

All application must be submitted online.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within three weeks after closing date. If you have not been contacted within three weeks of closing, then unfortunately your application has not been successful this time.
For further information about the CAA please visit

Applications close: 22/09/2021 6:00 PM

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $57,408
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $62,862
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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