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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

 Computer literacy

 Legal Assistant certification or diploma

 

Key Responsibilities:

 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

 

Person Spec.:

 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: hradmin@fvc.co.za

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.