INTERNAL & EXTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT
SUPERVISORY LEGAL PRACTITIONER – CIVIL
UPINGTON 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 10 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 Upington.
• Train, supervise and guide Candidate Attorneys.
• Co-ordinate legal training at the office.
• Provide individual mentoring and coaching of Legal Practitioners and Candidate Attorneys.
• Assess the quality of the files and work performed by Candidate Attorneys and Legal Practitioners daily.
• Assist the Head of Office with quality assessments.
• Monitor case flow management of Legal Practitioners, Candidate Attorneys and Judicare practitioners at court.
• Assess the quality of Judicare work.
• Monitor and assess the quality of work performed by Co-operation Partners.
• Legal representation in civil matters.
• Ensure that the law library at the office is up to date and adequate.
COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED
• B Proc or LLB.
• Admitted attorney.
• At least seven years’ post-admission legal experience.
• Experience as a Senior Legal Practitioner or equivalent preferable.
• Legal Quality Assurance score of not less than 90%.
• Must be able to mentor and supervise.
• Legal representation and litigation skills.
• Human rights orientation.
• A commitment to professionalism and service excellence.
• A valid code 08 driver’s license compulsory.
• Strong negotiation skills.
• Strong research capabilities.
• Good administrative skills.
• Strong training and development skills.
Salary Package: SU – 1 R847,041.00 all-inclusive package per annum
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