LAW RESEARCHER REF NO: 2024/34/OCJ

(Re-advertisement, candidates who previously applied are encouraged to reapply)
SALARY : R444 036 – R532 602 per annum (Level 09). The successful candidate will be
required to sign a performance agreement.
CENTRE : KwaZulu-Natal Division of The High Court, Durban
REQUIREMENTS : Matric Certificate and an LLB degree or four year recognized legal qualification;
A minimum of two (2) years relevant legal experience; A minimum of three (3)
years legal research experience; Sound knowledge of domestic and
international legal databases; A valid driver’s license will be an added
advantage. An LLM will be an added advantage. Skills and Competencies:
Excellent research and analytical skills; Report writing and editing skills;
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); Understanding of the
Constitution and relevant legislation; Computer literacy (MS Word, Outlook and
Internet); Ability to access and utilize computer research programmes
(Westlaw, LexisNexis, Jutastat); Planning and organizing; Ability to integrate
knowledge from diverse sources; Accuracy and attention to detail;
Interpersonal skills; Problems solving skills; Ability to work under pressure;
Ability to work independently. All shortlisted candidates shall undertake a preentry practical exercise as part of the assessment method to determine the
candidate’s suitability based on the post’s technical and generic requirements.
DUTIES : Perform all legal duties for the judges to enable them to prepare judgments.
Research and retrieve all material from all sources in both hard copy and
electronic format on legal issues, as requested by the judges. Read all the
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relevant material and analyse it thoroughly. Discuss all possible variations on
a legal point with colleagues and/or the judge. Prepare a comprehensive
memorandum on the outcome of the research. Proof read all judgments,
articles, speeches and conference papers. Verify all references and footnotes
in all judgments and legal articles against the original text for correctness.
Correct documents with the help of track changes to allow for the
acceptance/rejection of the proposed changes. Drafting of speeches,
conference notes and legal articles. Monitoring and bringing to the attention of
judges of the court recent developments in case law and jurisprudence. Assist
court personnel with research related queries as assigned.
ENQUIRIES : Technical Enquiries: Mrs K Marais Tel No: (031) 492 5562
HR Enquiries: Ms SZ Mvuyana Tel No: (031)493 1721
NOTE : The Organisation will give preference to candidates in line with the
Employment Equity goals.

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