Introduction : An opportunity exists to join an internationally recognised and leading intellectual property and commercial law services firm in Africa.
Description : Duties and responsibilities Attending to secretarial and typing functions associated with general legal work, e.
g. litigation Taking messages and general office duties Completing large volumes of dictated typing work relating to High & Magistrates court and preparing Notices in terms of Court Rules Attend to administration of office files Prepare client accounts, attend to invoicing, including preparation of debit and credit notes Handling debtors list and typing reconciliation statements Liaising with clients, counsel and sheriffs, organising consultations and attending to queries from clients and other attorneys Receiving and sending e-
mails Arranging for urgent services of legal documents and follow up telephonically Assisting in supervisors practice and facilitate best use of their professional time Diarising files and following up on outstanding issues.
Following up on outstanding issues such as outstanding documents, sheriffs returns, advocates accounts etc Receiving and sending e-
mails to correct email addresses with delivery tracking Requirements : Skills and knowledge Computer literate in Microsoft Word 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 advantages 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 improve own performance to become more efficient and effective Flexibility with respect to time & work Qualification / s Matric / National diploma or equivalent qualification Secretarial Diploma will be advantageous