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Developer, Precedents (Legal)- Victorian Government Solicitor's Office Melbourne VIC

Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

Victorian Government Solicitor's Office Melbourne VIC Australia

1 week ago

Developer, Precedents (Legal) - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office
• Newly created position to assist with the implementation of the VGSO's Knowledge Management Strategy
• Opportunity to develop legal precedents and facilitate precedent-related training and knowledge sharing across legal branches
• Full-time | Ongoing
• VPS 4 $90,067 - $102,192 per annum plus 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... Role

We are seeking a Precedent Developer to support the Knowledge Function, partnering with legal branches to drive, manage and enhance VGSO's precedent system. The role has an emphasis on developing new precedents, building and maintaining the precedent library, conducting training and promoting knowledge sharing initiatives.

This newly created role will be responsible for further improving the Knowledge Management (KM) Strategy to embed a knowledge sharing culture which builds on over 170 years of legal services to the Victorian Government and public sector.

The Key Responsibilities Of This Role Are To
• Develop new precedents.
• Implement precedent changes to ensure all precedents remain up to date, including liaising with external subscription providers.
• Partner with legal branches to identify precedent related needs across VGSO and obtain legal content for the creation and improvement of precedent documents.
• Directly support and assist solicitors as they prepare substantive content for inclusion in precedent documents.
• Adopt best practice approaches, including conducting precedent audits to meet the needs and requirements of the office and to ensure high standards are maintained.
• Drive and promote the precedent development function, including effective communication of precedent updates and knowledge sharing capability to relevant parties.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience using Precedent software and content management systems, specifically HotDocs, MatterSphere or Word VBA. You must have strong attention to detail whilst having a consistently high standard of work. You must enjoy taking initiative and using your problem solving skills.


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 that outlines your experience relevant to this role. 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 Sam Brimacombe, People & Culture Advisor on 0408 670 095.

Applications close at 11:59pm on 26 March 2023

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

Acceptable Evidence Includes

The VGSO is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the VGSO's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all VGSO employees possess a COVID-19 Vaccination Status of Up-to-date or Excepted Person in order to attend a VGSO Workplace or Worksite. Prior to commencement of employment with VGSO you will need to provide evidence of your COVID-19 Vaccination Status as Up-to-date or an Excepted Person.
• COVID-19 Digital Certificate or ATAGI Exemption Certificate (Medical Contraindication or a Temporary Medical Exemption) - available via your myGov account, or
• Your immunisation history statement -available via your myGov account
Melbourne VIC Australia

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