Paralegal required immediately: APPLY HERE


Paralegal required immediately: APPLY HERE

Vacancy Details
Employer: Adams & Adams

Introduction:

An opportunity exists to join an internationally recognized and leading intellectual property and commercial law services firm in Africa.

Description:

Duties and responsibilities

Performing routine legal functions under supervision of a qualified legal professional

Displaying a high level of initiative and being pro-active in practice

Drafting of documents and original correspondence still to be signed by a qualified legal professional

Liaising with correspondent clients and attorneys

Arranging and diarizing appointments

Dealing promptly with own and partner’s diary files

Assisting with practice administration, i.e. billing, inquiries, fee collections, etc

Dealing with urgent matters promptly and efficiently and ensuring that all urgent tasks are completed before going home

Reading and understanding relevant legislation and conducting independent research in this regard. Finding information and applying it to the facts

Understanding all areas of practice and office procedures in their field

Arranging for the legalization of documents – attendances at the Department International Relations and occasional attendances at Embassies

Attending to trademark renewals (local and international) as well as to basic recordal applications (changes of names and changes of address etc.)

Researching legal requirements of renewals and basic records in foreign countries to ensure that documentation is in compliance with these requirements

Training will be provided.

Requirements:

Skills and knowledge

Computer literacy with competent typing skills – will be required to do your own typing

A highly competent, accurate and reliable person

Excellent language skills (good command of English, both written and verbal)

Must understand the debiting procedures

A meticulous, responsible person with a sense of urgency, who is able to prioritize duties

A conscientious, loyal and dedicated person, with the ability to think laterally

Someone with a professional attitude

Ability to give clear instructions to the secretary

Prepared to work long hours where necessary

Ability to work independently and under supervision

Knowledge of relevant Acts – e.g. Trade Marks Act, would be an advantage.

Qualification/s

Matric

Preferably a tertiary qualification / Paralegal Diploma

3+ yrs relevant experience as a secretary

Apply before Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 29 Days left
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