3 Fresher Assistant Legal Officer Jobs – Uganda Law Society (ULS)

Organization: Uganda Law Society (ULS)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Uganda
Law Society is a membership organization established by an Act of Parliament to
provide services to its members in particular and to the people of Uganda in
general.  Its vision is to excel as a
professional body in the development of the legal profession and promotion of
justice in Uganda. Its mission is to improve the professional standards of members
of the legal profession and to promote human rights and the rule of law, by
assisting the government and the judiciary in the administration and practice
of law in Uganda. Uganda Law Society operates a Legal Aid Project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The Assistant Legal Officer will be tasked
    with interviewing, counseling and provision of general Legal counsel to
    clients.
  • Responsible for drafting and preparation of
    Legal and Court Documents.
  • Representing the Employer’s clients in courts
    of law (for legal officers only),  mediation
    /arbitration proceedings and or other tribunals.
  • In charge of representing the Employer at
    forums and meetings with donors, partners, etc.
  • Formulation of articles for the Employer’s
    Journals and newsletters.
  • Supervise all pro-bono activities  at clinic level generally
  • Preparation and submission of monthly
    Progress and Activity reports
  • Maintaining proper and up-to-date client’s
    records and files.
  • Ensure proper use and care of all assets
    belonging to the Employer. 
  • Carry out any other lawful duties as may be
    assigned.  
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicants for the Assistant Legal Officer
    jobs should hold an LLB and a post graduate diploma in legal practice
  • One year of professional litigation
    experience
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Tested litigation skills up to High Court
    level
  • Tested skills in ADR and advocacy.
  • Training and skills transfer ability
  • An open and result oriented approach to work
  • Good leadership, management and team building
    skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Integrity, confidentiality and the ability to
    accomplish tasks promptly under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to speak local languages in Gulu and
    Arua is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested persons should submit hard copies of their
Application letter, Resume with three professional referees, academic
credentials and salary expectations addressed to the:
Human
Resource Manager
Uganda
Law Society
Plot
5a, Acacia Avenue
P.O.
Box 426, Kampala
Or
via E-mail to our on- line address below;
Human
Resources Department,
Uganda
Law Society,
Plot
5a, Acacia Avenue
P.O.
Box 426, Kampala
E-mail
to: recruitment@uls.or.ug
NB: Your name and the position you are applying for
should be indicated in the subject field of your email. The applications MUST
NOT EXCEED 2MB.
Deadline: Friday, 19th February, 2016
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