2023 and 2024 Associate Position for his Honour Judge Fitzsimmons SC

  • District Court of New South Wales
  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • 24 May, 2023
Full time Other

Job Description

2023 and 2024 Associate Position for his Honour Judge Fitzsimmons SC

His Honour Judge Fitzsimmons SC is seeking expressions of interest to fill the role of Associate in 2023 and 2024. His Honour presides in the criminal and civil jurisdiction of the District Court of New South Wales, the largest trial court in Australia. The role will commence in July / August 2023 and the position will be for one to two years, dependent on suitability, interest and availability.

Description of Role
The Associate’s role is to provide broad and high-level legal and administrative support. The Associate is responsible for managing his Honour’s Chambers and is the first point of contact for all members of the public and the profession. The role encompasses assisting his Honour with complex legal research, drafting, in-court duties, and general day-to-day administrative tasks.

His Honour primarily sits in the Sydney Downing Centre and John Maddison Tower but may travel to regional courts.

Required Skills and Abilities
Candidates who apply for the position should be able to demonstrate the following skills and requirements:

• completion of a law degree (by July 2023);
• an interest in criminal law, civil law, evidence law and advocacy;
• the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and discretion;
• excellent attention to detail;
• good interpersonal skills;
• outstanding organisational skills and an ability to cope under pressure;
• superior written and oral communication skills; and
• basic mathematical and technological skills.

The successful applicant will be as comfortable making a cup of tea as they will be drafting complex legal work. The position description is available at https://www.districtcourt.nsw.gov.au/district-court/about-us/careers.html.

The deadline for applications is 22 June 2023.

All applications should be forwarded to his Honour’s current Associate, Jordana Caravella, at jordana.caravella@courts.nsw.gov.au, enclosing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and an up-to-date academic transcript.

Firm or Organisation Name

District Court

Contact Name


Email Address



02 9377 5061

Job Level

Graduate - Pre-admission, Post-admission


Legal services




New South Wales