Reporting to the National Registrar - Native Title, as part of the management team, the position of Native Title Judicial Registrar assists with leading and managing the operation of the Federal Court’s Native Title unit. The position also exercises statutory and judge-directed functions according to law, in a prompt, courteous and effective manner in line with Court objectives and requirements.
Support staff, provide advice and guidance, and manage workflow in relation to caseload.
Contribute to the development of national practice and procedure for native title matters.
Perform functions directed by a Federal Court Judge, including conducting directions, case management conferences and complex mediations in native title and other matters as required.
Perform statutory functions of a Judicial Registrar of the Federal Court.
Maintain ongoing liaison with the relevant Judges on native title matters.
Provide practice and procedure information and facilitate the dissemination of information about native title matters to Judges, senior management, native title staff, the NNTT and Court users as appropriate.
Identify opportunities for strategic case management and work collaboratively with other Native Title Judicial Registrars.
Oversee the maintenance of statistical records, preparation of reports and forecasting of native title workload as requested.
Participate in projects allocated by the National Registrar – Native Title.
Legal qualifications, admission to practise in a Supreme Court of a State or Territory or the High Court of Australia.
Training and experience in alternative dispute resolution techniques and an ability to mediate between the parties to proceedings before the Court.
The successful applicant must have an open driver’s license and have the ability to travel.
The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people.