Legal Secretary

Client Transaction Capital Recoveries
Reference # LegSec
Published 17/05/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Location Hyde Park, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
Perform secretarial duties utilizing legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, queries, motions and subpoenas. The successful incumbent may also assist with legal research.
Job Functions Legal
Industries Banking / Finance & Investment
Specification
Legal process
• Prepare and process legal documents
pertaining to all action procedures and all
application procedures for High Court and
Magistrates Court
• Resolve legal queries referred by Attorneys,
Administrators and or Debt Counsellors and
Debtors
• Assist attorneys in collecting information
such documental proof
• Monitoring of Correspondents, Sheriffs,
Tracers and Debt Counsellors
• Preparation of detailed balances for Debtors
and Attorneys
• Monitor all instructions given to Candidate
Attorneys
• Updating of client systems
• Resolution and implementation of query
process.

Reporting
• Prepare monthly progress report on matters
under management and clients
• Adhoc reports as and when required

Administration
• Make photocopies of correspondence and
documents and scan all documents onto
Cheetah
• Draft and type office memos and minutes
• Dictaphone typing
• Maintain a proper filing system
• Monitoring and debiting of necessary fees
and disbursements
• Monitoring of collections process and
collections strategy in Legal Call Centre.

Adhoc
• Assist in administering the roll-out of
departmental projects
• Perform general secretarial duties as and
when required
• Preparing of reports for attorney and
clients.
Requirements
Technical:
Knowledge and
understanding of the
following legislation:
 Prescription Act
 Usury Act & Exemption Notice
 National Credit Act
 Debt Collectors Act
 Magistrate’s Court Act,Rules and Procedures
 Municipal debt control and by-laws
 Municipal system Act

Knowledge and
understanding of
Cheetah, Cheetah Legal
and all client systems

Knowledge and
understanding of the
Tracing tools:
 Experian
 XDS
 Traceps
 Deeds
 Metonomy
 Company searches
 All webs available on
intranet

Behavioural:
 Excellent negotiation
skills
 Excellent
communication skills
(written & verbal)
 Results and deadline
driven
 Team-player
 Multi – tasking
 Stress Tolerance
 Problem Solving
 Professionalism
 Leadership skills
 Analytical
Job Closing Date 31/05/2017
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