Entry Level Legal Officer Career Jobs – Uganda Law Society

Job
Title:    Legal Officer
Organization: Uganda Law
Society
Duty
Station:
Moroto, Uganda
Reports
to:
Head Legal Aid and Pro-Bono Services
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.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
The Legal Officer will be in charge of interviewing,
counseling and provision of general Legal counsel to clients especially children.
·        
Representing the Employer’s clients in courts of
law, mediation/arbitration proceedings and or other tribunals.
·        
Drafting and preparation of Legal and Court
Documents.
·        
Representing the Employer at forums and meetings
with donors, partners, etc.
·        
In charge of the formulation of articles for the
Employer’s Journals and newsletters.
·        
Supervise all pro-bono activities generally
·        
Responsible for the preparation and submission of
monthly Progress and Activity reports
·        
Maintaining proper and up-to-date client’s records
and files.
·        
Overall management and supervision of the Legal
Aid clinics
·        
Ensure proper use and care of all assets belonging
to the Employer. 
·        
Supervise and appraise staff under his or her
supervision. The appraisal shall be done together with the Head of Department,
Legal Services.
·        
Manage the branch office.
·        
Carry out any other lawful duties as may be
assigned by the Executive Director, Head of Department, Legal Aid Services and
or any other superior/supervisor.  
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:  
·        
The applicant should preferably hold an LLB and
post graduate diploma in legal practice
·        
A year of professional litigation experience and
qualified to appear before the High Court.
·        
Demonstrated ability to speak local languages is
an added advantage.
·        
Computer literacy skills
·        
Tested skills in ADR and advocacy.
·        
Training and skills transfer ability
·        
An open and result oriented approach to work
·        
Leadership, management and team building skills
·        
Good report writing skills
·        
Integrity, confidentiality and the ability to
accomplish tasks promptly under minimum supervision.
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, 8th January, 2016

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