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NWU

Town:

Potchefstroom

Position:

Manager: Legal Services (P001570)

Experience Needed:

Minimum requirements LLB or equivalent qualification on NQF level 8. Admitted as a legal practitioner with a minimum three (3) years of experience. ADDED ADVANTAGES: An LLM on NQF level 9. A Postgraduate Diploma on NQF level 8. Experience with mediation. Experience in teaching and learning at an academic institution. Experience with project management.

Requirements:

KEY FUNCTIONAL/ TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: Legal language skills. Computer literacy in MS Word and Office, as well as email, internet and electronic retrieval of legal sources. Good communication skills (verbal and written). Demonstration of language proficiency in order to function optimally in the various multilingual environments of the NWU. Sound knowledge of clinical legal education, criminal and civil law. Ability to supervise and mentor project coordinators (supervising legal practitioners), candidate legal practitioners, paralegals, administrative staff, and students. KEY BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: Good interpersonal relations. The ability to accommodate multiculturalism.

Duties Include:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Legal Services, community engagement, community service by students, work-integrated-learning / service learning by students Ensure legal services offered by the Law Clinic staff are done on a day-to-day basis and in a professional, speedy and effective manner. Mentor and supervise the work done by staff and students (including drafting, file administration, diarising, progress on files, etc.). Conduct quarterly audits on client files in all units of the Potchefstroom Law Clinic. Appear in court in complex matters and mediate disputes when needed. Furnish legal advice and opinions to clients, staff and students. Research the law and stay abreast of recent case law affecting legal services. Ensure that all legal services rendered are of high standard, matters do not prescribe and adherence to the time limits as set out in the regulations of court. Receive and compile reports on a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual basis. Plan, coordinate and supervise community service, work-integrated-learning and service learning by students. Plan and coordinate outreach workshops and training on law related topics. Maintain and extend collegial network with legal practitioners and other relevant stakeholders in the profession. Comply with office instructions, prescripts and directives from line manager. Teaching and learning at undergraduate level Planning and coordination of teaching and learning activities for IURI 472, IURE 416 and IURE 426, including the following: time tables; practical classes / seminars / round tables; assessment plans; notices on eFundi; student enquiries; cross-campus collaboration; student participation in Law Clinic activities. Mentor and supervise legal practitioners involved in practical legal education and students working in the PC Law Clinic. Update and maintain study guides and module outcome documents. Drafting case studies and assignments. Assessment of practical exercises. Teaching of the practical component of the module IURI 472 (Legal Practice) and IURE 416 / 426 (Law Clinic). Adherence to deadlines, policies and guidelines of the NWU. Assist with marketing, presentation and administration of short courses offered by the Law Clinic. Committee work, leadership and management Serve on the following committees: Law Clinic management committee, Occupational Health and Safety committee of the Faculty of Law, Community Engagement and Professional Development committee of the Faculty of Law, and the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Law. Ensure that all staff members are managed effectively according to the office directives. Ensure sound operational management of the Potchefstroom Law Clinic. Increase the amount of community engagement activities and access to NWU expertise at the Law Clinic. Create an enabling leadership culture by developing a shared direction, shared values and alignment and commitment to transform the organisational culture of the Law Clinic. Foster a participative and developmental leadership style. Improve team cohesion, synergy and effectiveness. Occupational health and safety Under health and safety law each employee has a duty to take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by the former’s actions or omissions at work. Therefore, each employee must 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. Occupational Health and Safety Officer for the Potchefstroom Law Clinic

Additional Info:

ENQUIRIES REGARDING JOB CONTENT MAY BE DIRECTED TO: Mrs. Chrisna Nicholson at 0182994228 ENQUIRIES REGARDING RECRUITMENT PROCESS MAY BE DIRECTED TO: Mr. Byron Louw on 018 285 2304 CLOSING DATE: 26 April 2024 PLANNED COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES: As soon as possible

Starting Date:

May 13, 2024

Date Created:

April 13, 2024

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