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Hiring Paralegals, salary level 6 R208 584. 00, Apply Hurry..!!

Posted on: 19 Jun 2019 853 views
: Paralegal
: Legal Aid South Africa

HIGH COURT PARALEGAL                                                 


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 Mthatha.


  • Support the Local Office’s legal staff by providing paralegal services to persons qualifying for legal aid.
  • Identify and solve matters that are not of a litigious nature.
  • Identify cases of a litigious nature and handover.
  • Keep the client database up to date.

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  • Conduct interviews with people applying for legal assistance.
  • Assist the client with the completion of forms.
  • Capturing of matters/file administration – provide assistance with legal admin functions.
  • DCS search – offender information queries.
  • Prisoner letter processing/dealing with correspondence/mail.
  • Dealing with e-mail correspondence/other Local Office’s requests.
  • Daily prison visits – consultation/documents to be signed such as affidavits/obtaining instructions on appeals/petitions.
  • Obtaining power of attorneys/LA1 – office work (fax/mail/scanning/telephone calls, etc.).

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  • Obtaining power of attorneys for appeal/petition matters – visiting prisons (many new appeal matters quarterly to be attended to – to collate with appeal dates).
  • Matters search and attending to telephone queries.
  • Consulting walk-in clients.
  • Support function to HC Practitioners (copies/administration/binding of documents/office filing).
  • Filing of heads of argument.


  • Matric and one (1) year Paralegal qualification.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to relate at all levels.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • A valid unendorsed code 8 driver’s license is required.
  • Willingness to visit correctional facilities and to interact with inmates.

SALARY: LEVEL 6 R208 584. 00 per annum plus benefits.

Closing Date: 01 July 2019

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