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Legal Secretary

Company Transaction Capital Recoveries
Reference # LS001
Published 03/01/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
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 Financial Services
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
Matric Certificate
Paralegal Qualification (Added advantage)
3 - 5 years Legal Secretarial experience

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 17/01/2019
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