Land Court Associates
The role of a Land Court Associate
The role of a Land Court Associate is unique, and involves a close working relationship between the President or Member and the Associate.
The Associate is a personal and confidential aide to the President or Member, in and out of court, in connection with all of the President’s or 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 President’s or Member’s court, including custody of court files and recording orders
- travelling with the President or 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 or well advanced in studies towards such a degree by the time you would be due to commence as an Associate.
Applying for the position of Land Court Associate
Applications for the position of Associate within the Land Court of Queensland for 2020 are now open.
Applications will close at 5pm on Friday, 1 March 2019. To be considered for this role, please provide the following information:
- A completed Land Court Associates Application Form
- A completed Land Court Associates Questionnaire
- Covering letter – a concise personal statement describing why you consider yourself suitable for the position
- Curriculum Vitae – including academic and other achievements, employment history, extra curricula activities and the names of two referees; and
- Academic Transcript.
Applications can only be received by the Principal Registrar via email or post:
Land Court of Queensland
GPO Box 5266
Brisbane, Qld 4000
Please note, if submitted via email, the application must be bundled as one PDF document.