High Court Legal Practitioner – Land Rights Management

Location: EMPANGENI LOCAL OFFICE (LAND RIGHTS MANAGEMENT)

REF: EMP/HCLP-LRM/06/04/2023

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 (9) provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for fourteen (14) consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employee 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 Empangeni.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Provide legal representation to farm occupiers, labour tenants and restitution claimants at High Court level.
  • Handling of complex land-related matters.
  • Training and supervision of Candidate Attorneys.
  • Perform office administration.
  • Represent women, children and landless people in land-related matters.

COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED

  • LLB degree.
  • Admitted attorney or advocate (the latter must have completed pupillage successfully at any recognised institution).
  • Legal representation at High Court level.
  • Minimum of at least seven (7) years of post-qualification experience of which five (5) years must be post-admission experience.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of High Court experience, or a minimum of six (6) years of Regional Court experience and experience in land matters.
  • Proven track record in civil matters at High Court level.
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Team player.
  • Self-development orientation.

SALARY: LP 7 (R797,901.00)all-inclusive package 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 April 2023, quoting the reference number EMP/HCLP-LRM/06/04/2023 in the subject line to KZNRecruit@legal-aid.co.za or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za 

Enquiries to Rudolf Khoza, Tel: 035 792 4949

The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of Legal Aid SA. It is Legal Aid SA’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of this post(s) with a candidate whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representivity in line with the numerical targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan. Legal Aid SA reserves the right to withdraw posts or not to make an appointment, if by doing so, the interests of Legal Aid SA will be best served.

APPLICANTS NOT CONTACTED WITHIN TWO (2) MONTHS MAY CONSIDER THEIR APPLICATION UNSUCCESSFUL.

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