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Law Clerk (357254)


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We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ+) people.

The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements. Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Period of Appointment

Fixed-term appointment for a period of 2 years

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight - flexible options available.

  1. Attend the Supreme Courts and courts of summary jurisdiction as Law Clerk at all locations in the state and assist in the effective presentation of criminal prosecutions.
  2. Co-ordinate the briefing of witnesses, their attendance at court and organise the availability of exhibits in court in support of criminal prosecutions.
  3. Compile, vet, and file documents such as indictments, subpoenas, Crown Papers and arrange service on defence counsel and defendant.
  4. Undertake a wide range of clerical and administrative duties to support the efficient and effective delivery of services by the Director of Public Prosecutions including opening and closing files, archiving files, coordinating video links, assisting witnesses to complete witness expenses claims, and binding documents.
  5. Prepare reports on the results of criminal cases and arrange for the preparation of reports and other documentation required by the Supreme Court and the DPP.
  6. Maintain database by ensuring timely and accurate data.
Essential Requirements Pre-employment Checks

The Head of State Service has determined that the person nominated for this vacancy is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.

The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Pre-employment checks
• Arson and fire setting
• Violent crimes and crimes against the person
• Sex-related offences
• Drug and alcohol related offences
• Crimes involving dishonesty
• Crimes involving deception
• Making false declarations
• Malicious damage and destruction to property
• Serious traffic offences
• Crimes against public order or relating to the Administration of Law and Justice
• Crimes against Executive or the Legislative Power
• Crimes involving Conspiracy

2. Disciplinary action in previous employment.

3. Identification check.

Desirable Requirements
  • Certificate III or IV in Business Administration or Business (Legal Services).
Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (357254) Law Clerk (May 2021).doc

Statement of Duties (357254) Law Clerk (May 2021).pdf

Information for Applicants (DOJ).doc

Information for Applicants (DOJ).pdf

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please click the blue 'Apply Now' button. You will be prompted to complete an online application form and to attach your cover letter, resume and selection criteria responses. Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.


Post your application with the following application form to:

Human Resources
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825

For more information

Carolyn Upston
Manager Business Support
Phone: (03) 6165 3600