The role of an Associate to a Member of the Land Court
The role of a Members’ Associate is unique and involves a close working relationship between the Member and the Associate.
The Associate is a personal and confidential aide to the Members, in and out of court, in connection with all of the Member’s concerns.
An Associate must understand, and have the personality and skill to deal with, the demands and restrictions that are particular to judicial life.
Some of the main duties of an Associate include:
- conducting legal research
- liaising with court staff, the legal profession, government departments, the press and the public
- ensuring the effective and efficient conduct of the Member’s court, including arraignments, custody of court files and recording orders
- travelling with the Member on circuit and other court business.
A position as an associate is a rare opportunity to gain insight into the court processes behind the scenes. It is an invaluable experience in the development of a career in the legal profession.
Associates are generally appointed for one year. You are encouraged to apply if you will have completed a law degree by the time you would be due to commence as an Associate.
Applying for the position of Members’ Associate
Applications for the position of an Associate to a Member of the Land Court of Queensland for 2018 are now open.
These applications will close at 5pm, 7 December 2017.