Attorney (PTA)

Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Date Posted: 12-10-2017
Our client is looking for a excellent professional Attorney to join their hard working team...

Job Description

An attorney, also called a lawyer, represents and advises his or her clients in both criminal and civil cases. An attorney may be a general practitioner or may specialize in one of a variety of areas including criminal, real estate, matrimonial, probate and environmental law
Requirements:
  • must have at least 2 years post admission experience in general litigation
  • experience in only one field for instance RAF or foreclosure matters is not general litigation 
  • must have own transport,
  • must be able and willing to work under pressure and go the extra mile. 
  • Proven comparable law firm experience
  • Proven background on corporate law (contract law, tax law, accounting, securities law, bankruptcy, intellectual property rights, licensing, zoning laws)
  • Excellent negotiation and communications skills
  • Administrative and managerial skills
  • Analytical ability and strong attention to detail
  • Computer skills
  • Current licence to practise law
  • BS degree in Law

 Responsibilities:

  • Meet with clients in your office or at the county jail to discuss pending charges and to devise defense strategies
  • Collect retainers from clients and execute contracts that specify the parameters of the working relationship
  • Research cases by interviewing witnesses, reading depositions, reviewing evidence and speaking with the client to determine the best strategy for defense
  • Attend all pretrial hearings on behalf of clients and advise clients following each hearing about the best strategies
  • Provide legal guidance and support
  • Assist clients with executing plea bargains and other agreements with the district attorney’s office
  • Advise clients about appropriate behavior while charges are pending, including social media use and confiding in friends and family
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Matric certificate
  • Admittance to the state bar required
  • 5+ years’ experience as a practicing attorney 
  • Ability to handle a high case load and a willingness to meet personally with all clients
  • Experience with the district attorney’s office a plus

 
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