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NWU

Town:

Potchefstroom

Position:

Candidate Attorney TB00157

Experience Needed:

Minimum requirements · An LLB degree (NQF 8). ADDED ADVANTAGE: · Basic knowledge of advocacy, consultation, administration, drafting and file management.

Requirements:

FUNCTIONAL / TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS) · Legal language skills. · Basic research skills. · Computer literacy in MS Word and Office, as well as the use of email and internet. · Good communication skills (verbal and written). · Demonstration of language proficiency in order to function optimally in the various multilingual environments of the NWU. BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES · Good interpersonal relations. · The ability to accommodate multiculturalism.

Duties Include:

Additional Info:

Legal Services, community engagement, social responsiveness Legal services and community engagement including: · Representing clients of the Child Unit Justice of the Potchefstroom Law Clinic in any matter assigned to you; · Plan and schedule day to day tasks and diarise all active client files; · Drafting letters, documents and pleadings at the request of the supervisor; · Appear in courts and tribunals where applicable; · Organise meetings and consultations; · Arrange trial dates; · Receive and attend to client files; · Make copies and bind documents where required; · Take minutes at meetings and consultations and place on client file; · Send and receive correspondence (fax, e-mail, etc.), acknowledge receipt and file on relevant client file; · Negotiate on behalf of clients; · Mediate matters assigned to you; · Furnish legal advice and opinions to clients in matters entrusted to you; · Stay abreast of and research the law and case law of relevance to matters entrusted to you; · Avoid prescription and default judgements; · Make follow-up on urgent matters and respond to enquiries timeously; · Draw files on the request of the supervisor; · Keep register of new files, time utilisation and telephone utilisation; · Manage telephone calls and convey messages to colleagues; · Maintain a record of work performance by completing monthly time sheets; · Maintain a file register of all files handed to you. · Comply with all office instructions, prescripts and directives from supervisors and line managers; · Attend all required training; and · Adhere to ethical principles and professional standards expected from a candidate attorney in the employ of the North-West University, Potchefstroom Law Clinic. Occupational Health and Safety · Cooperate with management, OHS officials and colleagues to help everyone meet their legal requirements, whilst upholding and maintaining general occupational health and safety standards and practices.
ENQUIRIES REGARDING RECRUITMENT PROCESS MAY BE DIRECTED TO: Mr Byron Louw on 018 285 2304 CLOSING DATE: 31 January 2024 PLANNED COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES: 01 March 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter

Starting Date:

March 1, 2024

Date Created:

January 22, 2024

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