Paralegal Jobs in South Africa – Principal Legal Practitioner

Website Legal Aid

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor case flow management of Professional Assistants, Candidate Attorneys and Judicare practitioners at the courts.
  • Train and develop staff.
  • Preparation and maintenance of the annual budgets for the Local Office.
  • Support and advise clients in line with common law principles and practice and accurate interpretation of contracts.
  • Manage the allocation of cases to private practitioners (Judicare).
  • Efficient and effective sound management of Local Office operations
  • Manage legal aid to the poor in the area of jurisdiction.
  • Supervise and guide Professional Assistants and Paralegals.

Job Requirements:

  • Admitted attorney or advocate, the latter must have completed pupilage successfully at an institution recognised by Legal Aid SA.
  • LLB or equivalent.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to manage a varied practice.
  • Demonstrate an ability to train Candidate Attorneys as Professional Assistants.
  • At least twelve years’ post-qualification legal experience, with a minimum of ten years’ post-admission experience of which four years should be court experience.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills.
  • Strong analytical ability and excellent communication skills.

Job Details:

Company: Legal Aid

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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