Fresher Law Clerk Jobs – Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI)

Job Title:   Law Clerk
Organization: Pride
Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Pride Microfinance
Limited (MDI) (Pride) is the leading Microfinance Deposit Taking Institution in
Uganda with 34 networked branches and eight contact offices countrywide, an
equal opportunity employer, regulated by Bank of Uganda under the MDI Act,
Job Summary:   The Law Clerk will provide  clerical/administrative  support 
to  the  legal 
department  to  enable 
the  smooth  running 
of  operations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Register  legal 
documents  and  securities  pledged 
by  clients.
  • Receive  and  verify 
    all  securities  offered, 
    loan  documentation  from 
    branches  and  enter 
    them  in  the 
    relevant  department  register.
  • Arrange  securities  to 
    be  delivered  to 
    the  registries  obtain 
    assessments  and  pay 
    bank  fees.
  • Draft  affidavits  where 
    service  has  been 
  • Serve  legal  documents  and 
    other  correspondences.
  • Participate  in  the 
    searching  and  verification  of 
    land  titles  and 
    log  books.
  • Conduct  company  searches.
  • Requisition  and  payment 
    of  searches.
  • Transmission  of  concluded  searches 
    information  to  the 
Create  and 
maintain  departmental  registers.
  • Enter  the  details 
    of  securities  and 
    other  information  in 
    the  register.
  • File  the  documents.
  • Maintain  proper  filing 
    cabins  for  all 
    staff  loans/advance  and 
    file  all  documents  every 
    time  staff  takes 
    up  loan  or 
Maintain  the 
advocates’  diaries,  fix 
court  cases,  file 
and  serve  documents 
as  appropriate.
  • Fix  hearing  dates 
    of  Pride’s  cases 
    in  court.
  • Update  Pride  court 
    files  and  advocate 
  • Open  files  for 
    court  cases  and 
    enter  them  in 
    department  register.
  • Deliver  court  documents  for 
    filing  in  the 
    relevant  court  and 
    serve  them  to 
    the  intended  persons 
    or  organisations.
  • Swear  and  file 
    an  affidavit  to 
    prove  service  of 
    a  document  and 
    update  department  register.
Obtain  approval 
of  chambers  for 
the  legal  department 
from  the  Law 
Council  to  ensure 
compliance  with  the 
regulatory  provisions.
  • Ascertain  all  fees 
    payable  and  process 
  • Deliver  applications  and 
    receipts  to  the 
    Law  Council  for 
  • Follow  up  on 
    certificates  of  authorisation.
Obtain  practicing 
certificates  for  bank  advocates 
from  the  high 
court  in  order 
to  maintain  regulatory 
compliance  for  advocates.
  • Compute  all  the 
    fees  payable,  raise 
    vouchers  and  pay 
    relevant  fees.
  • Deliver  advocates  applications  for 
    practicing  advocates  with 
    necessary  receipts  for 
    filing  at  the 
    High  Court.
  • Requisition  of  title 
    registration  fees  and 
    actual  title  submission  to 
    the  lands  office.
  • Carry  out  caveat 
    assessments  at  URA 
    liaising  with  section 
    to  pick  up 
    payment  slips.
  • Verify  the  daily 
    sample  of  both 
    mortgage  and  caveats 
    before  sending  to 
    finance  and  treasury 
    for  payment  and 
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Timely  registration  of 
    all  legal  documents  and 
  • Up-to-date  registers  in 
    the  department.
  • Timely  delivery  of 
    legal  documents  for 
    stamp  duty.
  • Up-to-date  internal  register 
    for  all  the 
    bank’s  legal  documents.
  • Up-to-date  diary  for 
    the  advocates.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Law Clerk job placement should
    preferably hold a Diploma in 
    law.  (Lawyers  are 
    advised  not  to 
  • A  post  graduate 
    qualification  is  an 
    added  advantage.
  • Process server 
    certificate  from  the 
    High  court.
  • A minimum of one  year of
    working  experience  preferably  in 
    a  law  firm 
    or  financial  institution.
  • Age: Below
    35  years.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by following
the procedure;
  • Click Here
  • Create an Account
  • Fill in your personal information and
    upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), including all your scanned academic
    credentials, 3 letters of recommendation from each of the referees and a
    passport photo.
  • Submit online i.e. no hardcopy
    deliveries will be accepted
Deadline: 16th March 2019
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