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Lawyer - Government Advisory, Melbourne

Last update 2024-05-24
Expires 2024-05-23
ID #2067499552
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Lawyer - Government Advisory, Melbourne
Australia, Victoria, Melbourne,
Modified March 12, 2024

Description

Working at Maddocks will mean joining an inclusive and collaborative culture, where you have the opportunity to learn and develop, contribute to a culture of innovation, and most importantly, assist our clients and the wider community. To learn more about life at Maddocks please refer to our main careers page here.
We recognise that recruitment processes can be particularly challenging for some groups including trans and gender diverse applicants, First Nations people, neurodiverse people and people living with disability. If you identify in one or more of these groups and would like a confidential discussion on our recruitment process please don't hesitate to contact Marita. Pascoe@maddocks.com.au.
We are a modern Australian law firm with a leading reputation. We focus on exceptional service, operational excellence and beingat the forefront of employee experience. We work closely with Australian and international businesses, organisations andgovernments.
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Lawyer/Associate to joinour well-regarded Government Advisory team. Working alongside Partner Mark Henry and the wider team, this role will focus onproviding merits review for a Commonwealth Government agency
This is a unique opportunity to join a collaborative team andhave responsibility for your own matters. Day to day you will havethe following responsibilities:
Drafting summaries of evidence and statements ofissues.
Assisting and attending case conferences and hearings.
Conducting directions hearings.
Drafting litigation strategies.
Complex statutory interpretation.
About you
In order to be considered for this role, you will have thefollowing skills and experience:
Approximately 1-3 years post qualification experience,ideally with experience in government advisory work, and have astrong interest in administrative law and statutoryinterpretation.
You may have a background of working in government and bekeen to make your first move into a law firm. Alternatively,you will be doing similar work in another firm and looking fora new opportunity.
You will have strong drafting skills, excellentcommunication skills and a collegiate approach.
In turn, you will have the opportunity to join a well-regardedteam with exposure to complex and high-profile work. You will bewell-supported in your career with structured learning anddevelopment plans.
Maddocks is simply a great place to do great work. We foster aculture of collaboration, learning and engagement where you willexperience:
A diverse and inclusive workplace:

We have beennamed an employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workforce Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) every year since 2004 along withbeing named a Bronze Employer at the Australian Workplace Equality Index's 2022 LGBTQ Inclusion Awards. We promote diversityinternally through our Maddocks Gender Equality Network, Maddocks CALD and Maddocks Pride groups.
Career Development:

Learn and develop throughstructured learning and development programs at each stage of yourcareer and study support programs.
Community involvement:

give back to thecommunities in which we operate through our thriving pro bono andgrants programs and staff volunteering initiatives.
Work flexibly:

work in a hybrid way with partof your week in the office and support to set up your homeoffice.
Wellbeing & Benefits:

access to up to 20weeks paid parental leave, discounted gym memberships & healthinsurance, salary continuance insurance, Employee Assistance Program and parents and carers wellbeing programs.
Our people are our greatest advocates and we believe this is aresult of our inclusive culture and focus on complex andinteresting work.
To be eligible for this role you must be legally permittedto work in Australia. Please note that unsolicited applicationsfrom agencies will not be considered at this time.

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Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Lawyer - government advisory

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