Legal Research officer (LRO)
The High Court of Australia is providing an opportunity for a highly qualified law graduate to undertake research and analysis on contemporary legal issues at the direction of the Justices and in association with the Justices' Associates. Suitable applicants would be likely to possess a masters or a high honours degree in law and desirably some experience in practice or post graduate research. The LRO works in the Chambers of the Chief Justice, is attached to the Senior Executive Deputy Registrar and works with other professional staff within the Court.
The LRO will have access to legal databases and to collections of major law libraries. The position is intended to furnish an opportunity for further development of research skills appropriate to professional practice or academic appointment. Accordingly, an engagement is offered for one year with a possible extension.
This position will be available in early December 2020. Expressions of interest accompanied by a curriculum vitae and a copy of academic record are required. The key duties of the position include In accordance with the High Court of Australia Work Level Standards, under limited direction the occupant of this position will undertake legal research within the High Court including the Library.
Duties: Assist in the provision of reference and research services to the Justices of the High Court and their Associates. Deal with the more difficult and complex research problems that may arise. Take responsibility for the timely reproduction of the High Court Bulletin and other publications providing a case-alert service to the Justices, including writing catchwords.
Assist with proof reading as required. Demonstrate working practices consistent with the High Court Values and Code of Conduct and Workplace Health and Safety Arrangements..