Legal Secretary - #305913

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Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Contract type: Full time
Reference PE002150/VD
Location Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth
Salary Interval Monthly
Package None-negotiable
Description Our client, a prominent legal practice, based in Port Elizabeth, is currently looking to employ an experienced Legal Secretary.

An awesome career opportunity awaits!

Requirements:
  • Manage and organize legal documents, court filings, and correspondence related to High Court civil litigation cases.
  • Coordinate with attorneys to schedule court appearances, client meetings, and case-related deadlines.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date electronic and physical case files.
  • Prepare legal documents, including pleadings, affidavits, motions, and discovery requests.
  • Assist in the drafting and formatting of legal correspondence and reports.
  • Proofread and edit legal documents for accuracy and completeness.
  • File court documents electronically and physically as required by the High Court procedures.
  • Monitor case deadlines and ensure timely submissions.
  • Liaise with court officials, opposing counsel, and clients as necessary.
  • Act as a liaison between attorneys, clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Answer and screen phone calls, take messages, and handle general inquiries.
  • Coordinate and schedule appointments, meetings, and depositions
  • Conduct legal research using online databases and other resources.
  • Summarize relevant case law, statutes, and regulations for attorneys.
  • Assist in the preparation of legal arguments and strategies.
Other:
  • Grade 12
  • Diploma in Legal Studies preferred,
  • Minimum 5 years’ High Court civil litigation experience essential
  • Proficient in using legal case management software and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient using AJS, Lexis Windeed and Ghost Convey
  • Well-spoken and well presented.
  • Fully bilingual in English and Afrikaans
  • Good typing skills.

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