Legal Advisor: Local

Job title: Legal Advisor

Reports to Chief Legal Officer / Legal Manager

Position Type: Full time

The holder of this position will be responsible for conducting project specific legislative research in order to identify legal frameworks for potential action / litigation, drafting of legal documents and providing assistance to colleagues and the legal department. Working to tight deadlines and in a team environment is vital.


Attributes and abilities

  • Strategic and conceptual orientated individual.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Lateral thinker

  • Interest in social and economic justice and human rights

  • Ability to stand for what is believed as right 


Duties and responsibilities

  • The drafting of court documents, pleadings, letter and applications etc.

  • Consulting and briefing Counsel.

  • Liaising with various stakeholders and provide legal advice.

  • Drafting of reports.

  • Legal research, ensuring integrity and relevance

  • Case planning and building

  • Determine case framework

  • General administration

  • The ability to understand the process flow in the following courts: High Court, Magistrates Court, Labour Court, Constitutional Court, Land Claims Court, CCMA.


Required Experience

  • Admitted attorney

  • 2 years’ postgraduate experience with magistrate / high court litigation

  • Understanding and knowledge of public and administrative law.

  • Legal risk and practice management.

  • Legal and business writing skills.

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, including but not limited to, the Companies Act, PFMA, the Constitution, PAJA, PAIA.

  • Draft legal documents and conduct legal research

  • Management of a team conducting the relevant research and investigations


Job Location

Main Office: Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kindly submit your resume to jobs@outa.co.za Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview within 21 days of submission. Should you not receive feedback within 14 days of our acknowledgement of receipt of your CV, please accept that your application will not have met with our approval to go through to the next round of the interview process.

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