Law Careers – Senior Legal Officer (Legal Aid Clinic) at Law Development Centre (LDC)

Job Title:  Senior Legal Officer (Legal Aid Clinic)

Organisation: Law
Development Centre (LDC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager
Legal Aid Clinic
Salary Scale: LS5
(2,600,000 – 3,599,999)
About LDC:
The LDC has a mandate to
provide legal education to lawyers and non lawyers, undertake research in
topical legal issues, contribute to legal reform, produce legal publications,
teaching materials, law reports and also provide community legal services. Some
of It’s key functions include;
  • To
    provide legal training to lawyers and non lawyers
  • To
    research into topical legal issues and recommend proposals for law reform
  • To
    provide law reports and legal publications
  • To
    provide community legal services
Job Summary: The
incumbent will offer Legal Aid service to indigent persons, petty offenders and
children in need of care and protection.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Compile
    and prepare legal documents.
  • Interview
    and counsel clients.
  • Process
    all custody and maintenance cases of children at the Clinic.
  • Process
    and effectively manage cases of human rights violations and HIV/AIDS at
    the Clinic.
  • Actively
    facilitate mediation and reconciliation sessions at the Clinic, Police and
    Court.
  • Conduct
    research.
  • Develop
    training tools for stakeholders in juvenile justice.
  • Responsible
    for training fit persons and community based volunteers.
  • Perform
    community outreach programmes.
  • Prepare
    for Continuing Legal Education and Street law programmes.
  • Writing
    periodic reports.
  • Offer
    legal advice to LDC and handle court cases involving LDC.
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the Manager Legal Aid Clinic or Head of
    Department.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold an LLB (Hons) degree from a recognized university.
  • Hold
    a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.
  • The
    applicant must be an enrolled advocate. Possession of an LLM or MBA from a
    recognized university is an added advantage.
  • Postgraduate
    training in legal and management is an added advantage.
  • Four
    or more years working experience in a related field.
  • Past
    exposure and experience in litigation, probono work and legal aid service
    provision is an added advantage.
Age: Between 30 – 40
years
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send
their applications in writing (typed) accompanied by a copy of the CV and
academic qualifications and names and contacts of three (3) referees, two
professional and one character referee. Please send to: The Secretary, Law
Development Centre, P. O. Box 7117, Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: Friday 24th October 2014

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