19 July 2016

Fresher Assistant Legal Officer Careers - Uganda Law Society (ULS)

Job Title:       Assistant Legal Officer
Organization: Uganda Law Society (ULS)
Duty Station: Moroto, Uganda

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. Uganda Law Society operates a Legal Aid Project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The Assistant Legal Officer will be interviewing, counseling and provision of general Legal counsel to clients.
  • Drafting and preparation of Legal and Court Documents.
  • Representing the Employer’s clients in courts of law, mediation/arbitration proceedings and or other tribunals.
  • Preparation and submission of monthly Progress and Activity reports
  • 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.
  • Maintaining proper and up-to-date client’s records and files.
  • Conduct any other lawful duties as may be assigned.  

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant must hold an LLB and post graduate diploma in legal practice
  • Computer literacy
  • Tested skills in ADR and advocacy.
  • Training and skills transfer ability
  • An open and result oriented approach to work
  • Good leadership, management and team building skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Integrity, confidentiality and the ability to accomplish tasks promptly under minimum supervision
  • Ability to speak local languages is an added advantage i.e. in Moroto

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: 26th July, 2016

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