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Paralegal, Inquiries, Prosecutions & Administrative Law - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VPSG2)

Administration Managers
Contract Full Time
12 days ago

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

Salary: $54,755 - $70,315

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/VGSO385

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email

  • Unique opportunity to work on Royal Commissions and Inquiries, regulation and administrative law matters and disciplinary reviews
  • Develop you legal skills and knowledge
  • Work alongside highly experienced and passionate solicitors
  • Multiple roles available
  • Ongoing | Full-time
  • VPS 2 $54,755 - $70,315 p.a. + superannuation (depending on experience)

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 Inquiries, Prosecutions and Administrative Law Branch comprises a number of legal teams that provide specialist legal services and advice to the State in relation to; regulation, administrative law and disciplinary reviews, Inquiries and Royal Commissions.

The Inquiries teams provide specialist legal services and legal advice in relation to Inquiries and Royal Commissions including:

  • Establishment of Royal Commissions (exclusive services)
  • Management of notices to produce including document review
  • Witness and hearing preparation
  • Briefing and instructing counsel
  • State submissions and strategic responses
  • Project management and reporting

The Administrative and Regulatory Law teams provide litigation services and legal advice in the following areas:

  • Merits review of administrative decisions and related court proceedings
  • Investigations and criminal procedure
  • Business and occupational licensing
  • Conduct reviews, professional disciplinary proceedings and summary prosecutions
  • Freedom of information, information sharing and privacy
  • Integrity body inquiries

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a number of enthusiastic and motivated Paralegals to join the Inquiries, Prosecutions & Administrative Law Branch and work alongside highly experienced and passionate solicitors.

These roles will provide support across all streams of work undertaken by the branch, with day to day duties including:

  • Assisting with inquiry and court preparation, including discovery related tasks and general document management
  • Legal research
  • Drafting correspondence, briefs to counsel and relevant documents
  • Preparing daily summaries of inquiry hearings
  • Taking minutes of meetings (both internal and external)
  • Liaising with clients, counsel and solicitors to assist VGSO solicitors
  • Assisting with legal support administrative duties as required

Skills and experience

  • Prior experience working as a Paralegal
  • A demonstrated ability to perform high quality legal research
  • Previous experience with document management/discovery related tasks would be highly desirable
  • Excellent attention to detail and consistent high standards of work
  • Ability to ‘think on your feet' and work independently in the absence of specific instruction
  • Superior time management skills and the ability to multi-task and meet relevant deadlines
  • Ability to appropriately deal with sensitive and highly confidential information


In exchange for your hard work, you will receive: competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities and up to 17.5% annual leave loading. 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, apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately but applicants should outline their relevant experience in their cover letter.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact Pieta Baccinetti, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, on (03) 9032 3052.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, 1 December 2021.

Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including but not limited to, reference checks, pre-employment misconduct screening and criminal record checks.

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $54,755
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $59,957
* 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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