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Legal Professional

Company LIPCO LAW FOR ALL
Reference # LP05/11
Published 05/12/2018
Contract Type Permanent
Salary R 7.00 - 7.00 Annually
Location Blouberg Strand, Western Cape, South Africa
Introduction
If you want to start a rewarding legal career, you should consider becoming a legal professional at LAW FOR ALL. Our talented crop of employees are bright, daring and, most importantly, caring. They’re constantly thinking outside of the box, rethinking and reinterpreting the tried and tested formulas to deliver the best legal services. Our legal professionals work tirelessly to serve South Africans who need it most and ensure that the law is affordable and accessible for all. In fact, we were named the Best Big Legal Team in Africa at the African Legal Awards (2017).
Job Functions Legal
Industries Insurance
Specification
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(Duties as set out below is not limited to same, any reasonable request made by LAW for ALL or demands that the office might require will be the responsibility of Legal Professional to comply with and/or attend to)

 Responsible for taking down comprehensive instructions from policy holders during personal consultations or telephonically, or by receipt of written instructions by letter, email or fax; and supply immediate basic legal and product advice if required  Attend to criminal, civil, family and labour files.  Register new cases on Greenbox; including all relevant dates and values and verify policy payment history, before commencing with legal assistance.  The LAW FOR ALL process must be explained in detail to members as well as the exclusion procedure.  Drafting of letters, representations and appeals.  Mediation for the purposes of settlement agreements and debt repayments and/or drafting of basic legal contracts and wills.  Assessing merits of legal cases for the purposes of legal advice to policy holders and/or for ascertaining whether member qualifies for litigation cover (product knowledge).  Managing litigation claims in cooperation with the Legal Executive and in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Legal operational manual  Verification of policy payment history monthly,  Organising referrals/instructions to accredited panel attorneys,  Administration and payment of panel attorney invoices and correspondence,  Follow rejection/exclusion procedures in accordance with the legal operational manual and as required by law.  Proper administration of his/her file load of pending case files; and diarising system.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

1. LLB degree and an admitted attorney or advocate 2. 2 – 5 years’ experience in a Legal Environment 3. Ability to speak, write and understand two official African languages of which English or Afrikaans should be one OR both 4. Computer literate, excellent communication skills and initiative, 5. Excellent team player, 6. Able to work without supervision, 7. Positive and motivated individual, 8. Also possess the attributes as set out under the heading skills, ability and knowledge.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

1. Self-motivated with excellent leadership qualities, 2. Good communication skills and a team player, 3. Ability to handle high workload, 4. Good inter-personal skills and ability to handle conflict, 5. Requires confidentiality, 6. Knowledge of business practice and principles, 7. Ability to motivate people to reach goals, 8. Ability to strategize and plan, 9. Be able to work in a stressful environment and cope with stressful situations, 10. Flexible working hours, 11. Professional and friendly to a very high degree, 12. Ability to manage and supervise responsibilities delegated to him / her, should the need arise, 13. Ability to supply prospective Policy Holder with correct information, 14. Necessary administration abilities and skills

Job Closing Date 14/12/2018
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