Court Hiring – Deputy Registrar

Website Federal Court

Job Description:

Deputy Registrars will perform certain delegated judicial functions in the FCFCOA (Division 1) and the FCFCOA (Division 2) pursuant to sections 98 and 254 of the FCFCOA Act, respectively and other legislative instruments, assisting with a variety of legal work across both Courts. The Deputy Registrar position can be multi-faceted and plays a key role within the Courts, including in the following areas:

Job Responsibilities:

  • After appropriate training, undertaking conciliation conferences in small-mid level disputes;
  • Assisting with the formulation of legal policy within the Courts, including in support of various Court Committees and with the implementation of policies on a national basis;
  • National/operational work, assisting with the assessment of the Courts’ caseload under new legislative arrangements in support of the Chief Justice of the FCFCOA (Division 1)/Chief Judge of the FCFCOA (Division 2) and the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar (CEO/PR) of the Courts;
  • Playing an important role locally and nationally in helping to deliver and implement the Courts’ reform agenda, together with delivering key Court initiatives; demonstrating leadership in the performance of their legal and other duties and functions; and
  • Court work, at the local and national level, conducting national divorce lists;
  • A variety of chambers work, including determining Applications for Consent Orders and considering certain applications as a duty registrar;
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders in areas of Deputy Registrar practice and matters of jurisdiction, including with the legal profession.

Job Requirements:

  • Legal qualifications and admission as a practitioner of the High Court and/or the Supreme Court of a State or Territory of Australia is essential.
  • Two or more years of post-admission experience, preferably in family law.

Job Details:

Company: Federal Court

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Adelaide, South Australia, AU

Application Deadline: N/A

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