The Legal Case Manager, Native Title (LCM) is a key member of a team supporting Judges, Registrars, parties and legal practitioners to manage designated native title claims to resolution through litigation and/or associated alternative dispute resolution. The LCM also provides high-level administrative support to the Court in relation to native title claims generally. This position reports to the relevant Senior Legal Case Manager (Native Title) Judicial Registrars and the National Judicial Registrar.
The position involves the following functions:
Arranging listings and associated logistical arrangements for case management hearings, hearing and remote hearings either on direction from a Senior Legal Case Manager (Native Title) or Judicial Registrar as required on designated files.
Assists Registrars, Mediators and Senior Legal Case Manager (Native Title) in the case management of native title claims including in implementation of claim specific case management strategies.
Preparation for, attendance at and take responsibility for tasks arising from case management hearings and mediations on designated files.
Has a key responsibility for developing and maintaining positive relationships with Court users, liaising with parties to progress matters and being responsive to stakeholder needs.
Maintaining a well-developed knowledge of commonly used legislation and Court procedures in order to providing timely and accurate information about the jurisdiction, relevant legislation and the procedures of the Court to parties, stakeholders and members of the public.
Competently using Court applications and associated documentation, accurately entering and maintaining information on Court databases, entering and disseminating listing information, and managing Court records.
Assist with and contribute to special projects as required, including the drafting of moderately complex reports and services delivery improvements.
- Ability to provide high-level case management and administrative support to Registrars (or a similar professional group), including demonstrated commitment to excellence in service delivery, attention to detail and strong research ability.
- Ability to manage time effectively, assisting the work of the Registrar as well as manage own workload.
- Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, with proven ability to present develop and maintain positive professional relationships. Be able to exercise tact and discretion, act impartially and maintain confidentiality.
- Demonstrated proficiency with technology, particularly ability to quickly learn and use the court’s case management database (Casetrack), SharePoint, Microsoft office and other records management systems.
- Demonstrated ability to think organisationally and work effectively as a member of a team by being flexible and adaptable to support others in delivering strategic and operational outcomes.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the jurisdiction of the Federal Court and its practical application, in particular the native title jurisdiction.
For more information on the position, and application requirements, please visit the court’s website by clicking on the Apply button.
A merit/talent pool may be created from this process, which may be used to fill similar vacancies over the next 18 months.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications close 10 August 2022.