Paralegal required immediately: APPLY HERE
Employer: Adams & Adams
An opportunity exists to join an internationally recognized and leading intellectual property and commercial law services firm in Africa.
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, inquiries, 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 the legalization of documents – attendances at the Department International Relations and occasional attendances at Embassies
Attending to trademark 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 records in foreign countries to ensure that documentation is in compliance with these requirements
Training will be provided.
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 prioritize duties
A conscientious, loyal and dedicated person, with the ability to think laterally
Someone with a professional attitude
Ability to give clear instructions to the 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.
Preferably a tertiary qualification / Paralegal Diploma
3+ yrs relevant experience as a secretary
Apply before Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 29 Days left
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