Federal Circuit Court Jobs – Deputy Registrar

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Job Description:

The Court is seeking highly capable candidates who are enthusiastic, driven and motivated to assist in achieving the Courts’ objectives and perform the key functions of a Deputy Registrar.

Job Responsibilities:

  • After appropriate training, undertaking conciliation conferences in small-mid level disputes.
  • Assisting with the formulation of legal policy within the Court, 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 Court.
  • 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:

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding, or ability to acquire such knowledge quickly, of the Family Law Act 1975, the FCFCOA Act, Rules and Regulations; and the jurisdiction and practices and procedures of the FCFCOA (Division 1) and family law work in the FCFCOA (Division 2).
  • Well-developed understanding of civil litigation and practice in superior courts of Australia, including in family law.
  • Well-developed legal research, analysis and drafting skills underpinned by exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, critically evaluate large volumes of information, manage competing priorities effectively, and exercise sound judgment in decision-making.
  • Highly developed communication skills, including the ability to build and maintain positive professional relationships with key stakeholders.
  • The ability to exercise judicial discretion in an appropriate manner: capacity to preside in Court and exercise delegated powers and functions in the FCFCOA (Division 1) and the FCFCOA (Division 2) pursuant to sections 98 and 254 of the FCFCOA Act, respectively.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with administrative tasks and technology, including the use of electronic legal resources and the ability to learn and use the Courts’ case management systems and courtroom technology.

Job Details:

Company: Federal Court

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location:  Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Application Deadline: N/A

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