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Paralegal I – NZG

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, enquiries, 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 legalization of documents – attendances at the Department International Relations and occasional attendances at Embassies
  • Attending to trade mark 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 recordals in foreign countries to ensure that documentation is in compliance with these requirements
  • Training will be provided.

Job 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 prioritise duties
  • A conscientious, loyal and dedicated person, with the ability to think laterally
  • Someone with a professional attitude
  • Ability to give clear instructions to 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.


  • Matric
  • Preferably a tertiary qualification / Paralegal Diploma
  • 3+ yrs relevant experience as a secretary

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Adams Adams






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