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Practice Manager/Crown Prosecutor - DPP Alice Springs


  • Alice Springs
  • Fixed full time for up to 4 years
  • Salary $221,844

 

Primary objective


To provide effective management, leadership and development of the Alice Springs office. To provide direction and high-level advice to staff on legal matters. To engage with stakeholders on behalf of the Director to facilitate the smooth day-today operation of the Alice office, and to attend meetings on the Director’s behalf. To provide advice to the Director and his Deputy, on both complex files as well as the proper administration of the Alice office. To allocate work across the office, including arranging the briefing of Supreme Court trials. To maintain carriage and conduct of trials, pleas, bail hearings and preliminary examinations, contest mentions, justice appeals and related proceedings in accordance with the Director’s Guidelines. To represent the Crown before all courts of the Northern Territory in prosecutions.


Key duties and responsibilities

  1. Provide high-level management and leadership of the Alice Springs office.
  2. Work closely with the Director and Deputy Director to ensure the smooth running of the Alice Springs office.
  3. Allocate work to all staff in the Alice Springs office.
  4. Provide direction to legal staff on criminal matters.
  5. Provide expert advice and legal opinion to investigating police, the DPP and other prosecutors relating to the prosecution of criminal cases.
  6. Manage the carriage and conduct of trials, pleas, bail hearings and preliminary examinations, contest mentions, justice appeals and related proceedings in accordance with the Director’s Guidelines.
  7. Evaluate, screen and prepare briefs of evidence and, where warranted, sign indictments on behalf of the DPP prepared by less senior Prosecutors.
  8. Appropriately consult, liaise, inform and negotiate with defence counsel, victims, investigating police, court staff and the Witness Assistance Service.

Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. Admitted or eligible for admission as a barrister or solicitor of the High Court or of a Supreme Court of a State or Territory of Australia.
  2. High level knowledge of and experience in criminal law, practice and procedure, and evidence law.
  3. High level oral and written communication and negotiation skills with demonstrated ability to effectively engage, negotiate and collaborate with other agencies, defence agencies, Courts, local communities, other external stakeholders and the general public.
  4. High level knowledge of the DPP Prosecution Policy and Guidelines and the ability to prosecute in accordance with the same.
  5. Experience and ability in the conduct of criminal trials before a jury.
  6. Proven high-level leadership skills.
  7. Ability to provide expert advice and legal opinion relating to the prosecution of criminal cases to the DPP and other prosecutors and to both internal and external stakeholders.
  8. Well-developed political and cross cultural awareness skills together with a sound understanding of Indigenous issues relevantto prosecution services.

 

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Applications close Wednesday 3 July 2024.

 

For further information please contact Patrick Williams, Deputy Director on 08 8951 5805 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last modified: 11/06/2024 1:25 PM

Office details

Office: 3/6 Lindsay St. Darwin NT 0800
Post: GPO Box 2388 Darwin NT 0801
ABN: 62 208 314 893

Contact

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Telephone: (08) 8981 5104
Email: lawsoc@lawsocietynt.asn.au

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