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Vredendal Local Office – Legal Secretary

REF: VRE/LS/14/08/2020

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL RE-ADVERTISEMENT

LEGAL SECRETARY                                                           

VREDENDAL LOCAL OFFICE

Legal Aid SA is a national public entity; a key contributor to South Africa’s constitutional democracy, providing quality legal services to poor and vulnerable persons. The organisation has a national footprint. Legal Aid SA is an accredited Top Employer SA for 11 consecutive years – a credible employer of choice. Its culture is rooted in leadership, driven by the value and advancement of human rights. It offers an exciting Employment Value Proposition with opportunities for development, career growth and an inspiring workplace.

Applications are invited from persons interested to fill the above-mentioned position. The incumbent will be appointed on a permanent basis. The position is based in Vredendal.

POSITION PURPOSE

To provide administrative and secretarial support to the Civil Unit in accordance with Legal Aid SA policies, procedures and standards.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Carry out the Civil Unit’s administrative function effectively.
  • Provide efficient secretarial support to the Civil Unit.
  • Obtain, source, type, proofread, make copies and distribute according to instructions received.
  • Co-ordinate and monitor all Civil Unit administrative matters.
  • Participate and provide support to implement an effective filing and diary system to ensure that the Civil Unit addresses matters on behalf of clients and availability of the practitioner.
  • Assist Legal Practitioners with all ancillary matters to the preparation and presentation of cases.
  • Develop and maintain a system to ensure that receipt of documents emanating from other units and/or offices are acknowledged.
  • Develop a system to ensure that documents received from opponent attorneys are received and distributed to the relevant practitioner, timeously.
  • Develop a system to record sensitive documents and to ensure same-day distribution of these documents.
  • Gather required information and arrange for consultative interviews.
  • Assist with the completion of routine forms for Legal Practitioners and ensure that they are submitted for approval.
  • Maintain and update meeting schedules.
  • Maintain record keeping and filing system.
  • Ensure that reports and documentation are timeously sent/delivered to the relevant people.
  • Ensure that physical assets are reconciled to each individual office list at the Local Office on a monthly basis.
  • Maintenance and issuing of stationery in accordance with relevant Legal Aid SA procedures.
  • Maintain attendance registers in accordance with the Legal Aid SA HR Policy.
  • Maintain a register of mail items and court documents sent by Docex and track their delivery.
  • Maintain a register of documents sent to the High Court Unit, Impact Litigation department and Senior Litigator.
  • Maintain list with regular fax numbers and double-check with customers to determine full instructions for handling of fax with full adherence to customer instructions.
  • Always attach successful transmission report to sent faxes.
  • Attend to photocopying and binding of documents as required.
  • Attend to proper allocation of duplication/stationery costs as per Legal Aid SA policies/procedures.
  • Assist with the accurate completion of practitioner matter activity reports (MARs) and updating of any web pages designed to capture information for the Civil Unit.
  • Keep handy the complete list of all relevant contact numbers for Local Office personnel and major customer/role players at all times.
  • Adhere to proper telephone etiquette; accurate taking and conveying of messages at all times.

COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED              

  • A recognised Grade 12 certificate.
  • Minimum one (1) year relevant admin and secretarial experience within a legal environment.
  • Understanding and application of basic computer software packages.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.

Basic Salary: Level 5 (R173,703.00) plus benefits per annum

A detailed curriculum vitae reflecting practical application of the position outputs and the required competencies as advertised must be submitted by close of business on 28 August 2020, quoting the reference number VRE/LS/14/08/2020 in the subject line to: [email protected] or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za 

Enquiries to Jenifer Riddles, Tel: 027 201 1030

Preference will be given to candidates in terms of the Legal Aid SA Employment Equity Plan. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

LEGAL AID SA RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO APPOINT

Germiston Local Office – Legal Practitioner – Civil Level 2

REF: GEM/LP-CIVIL L2/14/08/20

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LEGAL PRACTITIONER – CIVIL LEVEL 2                          

GERMISTON LOCAL OFFICE

Legal Aid SA is a National Public Entity; a key contributor to South Africa’s constitutional democracy, providing quality legal services to indigent and vulnerable persons. The organisation has a national footprint in all nine provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 11 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment Value Proposition with opportunities for development, career growth and an inspiring workplace.

Applications are invited from persons interested to fill the above-mentioned position. The incumbent will be appointed on a permanent basis. The position is based in Germiston.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Provide civil legal aid to the poor in the coverage area of the unit.
  • Handling of complex civil matters.
  • Supervise and guide civil Candidate Attorneys and Paralegals.
  • Assist in providing support and assistance to civil sections of the office in the designated cluster.
  • Represent women, children, and vulnerable landless people in all civil matters.
  • Perform office administration.

COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED

  • Admitted attorney/advocate (the latter must have completed pupilage successfully at an institution recognised by Legal Aid SA).
  • LLB or B Proc degree.
  • At least five years’ post-admission civil experience.
  • Right of appearance in the High Court.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Strong analytical ability and excellent communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Self-development orientation.
  • A valid driver’s license is an advantage.

BASIC SALARY: R510,432.00 plus benefits per annum

A detailed curriculum vitae reflecting practical application of the position outputs and the required competencies as advertised must be submitted by close of business on 01 September 2020, quoting the reference number GEM/LP-CIVIL L2/14/08/20 in the subject line to[email protected] or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za

Enquiries to Petrus Letebele, Tel: 011 842 7300

Preference will be given to candidates in terms of the Legal Aid SA Employment Equity Plan. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

LEGAL AID SA RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO APPOINT

Tembisa Local Office – Receptionist/Typist

REF: TEM/REC/07/08/2020

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RECEPTIONIST/TYPIST

TEMBISA LOCAL OFFICE

Legal Aid SA is a National Public Entity; a key contributor to South Africa’s constitutional democracy, providing quality legal services to indigent and vulnerable persons. The organisation has a national footprint in all nine provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 11 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment Value Proposition with opportunities for development, career growth and an inspiring workplace.

Applications are invited from persons interested to fill the above-mentioned position. The incumbent will be appointed on a permanent basis. The position is based in Tembisa.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Office management/management of the reception area.
  • Office administration.
  • Handling customers.
  • Processing documents.
  • Telephone etiquette.
  • Conduct the distribution of internal and external correspondence.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTRIBUTES)

  • Grade 12 (Matric).
  • 1-year working experience as a Receptionist/Typist.
  • Understanding and application of basic computer software packages.
  • Typing skills.
  • Ability to manage the reception area.

Salary: LEVEL 5 (R173,703.00) plus benefits per annum

A detailed curriculum vitae reflecting practical application of the position outputs and the required competencies as advertised must be submitted by close of business on 25 August 2020, quoting the reference number TEM/REC/07/08/2020 in the subject line to[email protected] or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za

Enquiries to Tinny Masilela, Tel: 011 316 0164

Preference will be given to candidates in terms of the Legal Aid SA Employment Equity Plan. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

LEGAL AID SA RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO APPOINT

East London Local Office – Legal Practitioner – Civil Level 2

REF: EL/LP-CIVIL L2/7/08/2020

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LEGAL PRACTITIONER – CIVIL LEVEL 2                          

EAST LONDON LOCAL OFFICE

Legal Aid SA is a National Public Entity; a key contributor to South Africa’s constitutional democracy, providing quality legal services to indigent and vulnerable persons. The organisation has a national footprint in all nine provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 11 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment Value Proposition with opportunities for development, career growth and an inspiring workplace.

Applications are invited from persons interested to fill in the above-mentioned position. The incumbent will be appointed on a permanent basis. The position is based in East London.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Provide civil legal aid to the poor in the coverage area of the unit.
  • Handling of complex civil matters.
  • Supervise and guide civil Candidate Attorneys and Paralegals.
  • Assist in providing support and assistance to civil sections of Office in the designated cluster.
  • Represent women, children and vulnerable landless people in all civil matters.
  • Perform office administration.

COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED

  • Admitted attorney/advocate (the latter must have completed pupilage successfully at an institution recognised by Legal Aid SA).
  • LLB or B Proc degree.
  • At least five years’ post-admission civil experience.
  • Right of appearance in the High Court.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Strong analytical ability and excellent communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Self-development orientation.
  • A valid driver’s license is an advantage.

BASIC SALARY: R510,432.00 plus benefits per annum

A detailed curriculum vitae reflecting practical application of the position outputs and the required competencies as advertised must be submitted by close of business on 24 August 2020, quoting the reference number EL/LP-CIVIL L2/7/08/2020 in the subject line to[email protected] or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za

Enquiries to Nobuhle Ndlwana, Tel: 043 704 4700

Preference will be given to candidates in terms of the Legal Aid SA Employment Equity Plan. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

LEGAL AID SA RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO APPOINT

National Office – Legal Executive – Land Rights Management

REF: NO/LE – LRM/09/08/2020

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LEGAL EXECUTIVE – LAND RIGHTS MANAGEMENT

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Legal Aid SA is a National Public Entity; a key contributor to South Africa’s constitutional democracy, providing quality legal services to indigent and vulnerable persons. The organisation has a national footprint in all nine provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 11 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment Value Proposition with opportunities for development, career growth and an inspiring workplace.

Applications are invited from suitable persons interested to fill the above-mentioned position. The incumbent will be expected to sign a performance contract. The position reports to the CEO and is based at the National Office in Johannesburg (Braamfontein).

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Provide strategic support to the Chief Executive Officer in the development of a Strategic Plan, operational plans and budgets in relation to the delivery of the land claims legal services offering.
  • Participate as a member of the Management Executive Committee and the Management Committee with a specific focus on the delivery of legal representation in land-related matters services offering.
  • Provide strategic direction, guidance and lead the implementation of setting up a new business capability for land legal representation within Legal Aid SA.
  • Oversee the transfer of the legal representation function (and related budget) currently undertaken by the Land Rights Management Facility of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development to Legal Aid SA.
  • Research, anticipate and mitigate against legal risks facing Legal Aid SA and develop organisational policy positions on legal representation in land-related matters services.
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with the relevant stakeholders – private and public bodies in order to leverage opportunities for the delivery of land claims legal services outside of the Legal Aid SA national footprint.
  • Develop and maintain strategic service provider partnerships with the legal profession by developing, maintaining and managing an outsourced system of briefing accredited Legal Practitioners in order to leverage opportunities to increase the scope of land legal services delivery.
  • Maintain strategic business partnerships with the Legal Aid SA Executives in order to ensure the achievement of Legal Aid SA strategic objectives.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of a sound Governance Framework for the legal services delivery operating system and oversee compliance with all relevant legislation.

COMPETENCIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED

  • LLB or other relevant South African legal qualification.
  • A highly respected Legal Practitioner with 10 years’ experience in legal representation on land-related matters, five (5) of which should be in a senior position.
  • An Admitted Legal Practitioner with the right of appearance in South African courts.
  • Strong knowledge of legal representation on land-related matters’ core business administration processes and systems.
  • Ability to lead, influence and persuade in the best interests of Legal Aid SA.
  • Strong knowledge of land reform disciplines and how to implement and leverage these within a complex business environment, with particular skills at the Land Claims Court, High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court level. Litigation skills, legal drafting, legal research, legal practice ethical and professional compliance management.
  • Experience in providing critical customer and stakeholder needs and insights in the implementation of land reform legal representation matters.
  • Project and programme management experience is essential.
  • Excellent organisation and leadership skills, business acumen and the ability to deal with ambiguity, meet demanding deadlines and manage projects.
  • Ability to lead by creating an inspired vision, modelling the way and creating an environment which maximises team effectiveness.
  • Able to partner with the support platform Executives in the achievement of strategic objectives.

A detailed curriculum vitae reflecting the practical application of the position outputs and the required competencies as advertised must be submitted by close of business on 20 August 2020 by email, quoting the reference number NO/LE – LRM/09/08/2020 in the subject line to [email protected] 

Enquiries to Richard Baloyi, Tel: 011 877 2000

Preference will be given to candidates in terms of the Legal Aid SA Employment Equity Plan. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

LEGAL AID SA RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO APPOINT.



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