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CPL Litigation Admin Assistant

Duties and responsibilities

  • Attending to administrative duties in the department associated with general legal work, e.g. litigation
  • Liaising with clients, counsel and sheriffs, organising consultations and attending to queries from clients and other attorneys
  • Attending to various telephone calls to follow up on police documents, medical records, clients etc as well as taking messages
  • Receiving and sending e-mails
  • Preparing bundles which include, pagination, typing indexes, making copies etc
  • Prepare briefs for counsel which include, placing copies, dividers and covers in files
  • Arranging pre-trials preparing pre-trial minutes and related notices
  • Following up on outstanding Section 17(4)(a) Undertakings
  • Drafting applications and discovery affidavits
  • Preparing indices to medical accounts
  • Arranging expert meetings, consultations and inspections in loco
  • Attending court on trial dates with partner/associate where necessary
  • Assisting in supervisor’s practice and facilitate best use of their professional time
  • Completing some dictaphone typing work

Job requirements: 

Skills and knowledge

  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Minimum typing speed of 40 WPM
  • Fully conversant in English
  • Ability to work under pressure while keeping calm
  • Ability to work independently, use initiative and be able to work on several matters at a time
  • Good telephone and communication skills
  • General Litigation experience will be advantageous
  • Ability to work accurately with attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team, with a positive attitude towards the job and the team
  • Service-orientated and a strong sense of personal obligation
  • Willingness to learn and become efficient and effective towards responsibility
  • Problem solving & decision making
  • Must be presentable and a good communicator

 Qualification/s

  • Grade 12
  • At least 2 years experience in a Law Firm in a similar position

Reference Number: 

CPL1902KB02

Company: 

Adams Adams

City: 

Pretoria

Country: 

ZA

Salary: 

Market Related

Job Type: 

fulltime

Industry: 

Legal