Situated: This position will be based at our FLM Head Office, Brackenfell, Cape Town and will report directly to Nigel Meintjes.
Summary of Responsibilities:
We are looking for a specialized legal secretary to undertake a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. You will work under the supervision of an attorney and will also provide support in assigned legal cases.
The goal is to sustain efficiency of all office procedures and case management so as to guarantee reliability and consistency.
Minimum Qualifications/Skills Needed:
Proven working experience as legal assistant or legal secretary
Legal Assistant certification or diploma
Provide administrative support to one or more lawyers
Effectively communicate with witnesses, clients, colleagues and partners
Greet visitors and perform initial screening if clients
Attend trials and type minutes
Write case briefs and synopses of depositions, contracts and testimony
Conduct thorough statistical/documentary research
Source and verify important case intelligence
Produce and file various legal documents such as appeals, motions or petitions
Preserve an updated case record system
Answer phone calls, take notes/messages and redirect call when appropriate
Maintain and update inventories of contact details
Facilitate the meeting of deadlines by keeping multiple agendas and provide timely reminders
Knowledge of constitution, legal terminology, regulations and court system
Knowledge of MS Office and ability to work with legal technology ( court-filing computer systems, transcription software, Dictaphone, etc.)
Working knowledge of litigation management software systems is a plus
Proficiency in English
Outstanding time-management and typing skills
Ability to multi-task and being comfortable dealing with a diverse pool of people
Send CV’s to Karen: email@example.com
Please notify your current line manager before applying for the position.
Note: If you have not heard from us with regards to your application it has unfortunately been unsuccessful.