Law Researcher Position at the Office of the Chief Justice – Apply by 01 September 2023

Law Researcher Position-Looking for a rewarding legal research opportunity? Join the Office of the Chief Justice as a Law Researcher and contribute to the judicial process. This six-month contract position (REF NO: 2023/293/OCJ) offers a competitive salary of R424 104 – R508 692 per annum, with an additional 37% in lieu of benefits.

Position Details: Law Researcher Position

  • Position: Law Researcher
  • Contract: Six Month Contract
  • Location: Thohoyandou High Court
  • Requirements: Matric and an LLB Degree or equivalent four (4) year Legal qualification recognized by SAQA. Minimum two (2) years’ legal experience post-qualification. A minimum of three (3) years’ legal research experience. Completed articles advantageous. Familiarity with Electronic Information Resources and online retrieval (Westlaw, LexisNexis, Jutastat).
  • Skills Required: Excellent research and analytical skills, report writing, editing, and communication skills. Strong problem-solving and planning abilities. Proficiency in MS Word and project management. Interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure.

Duties: As a Law Researcher, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting Judges in preparing judgments by conducting legal research.
  • Retrieving and analyzing relevant legal materials in both hard and electronic formats.
  • Collaborating with colleagues and Judges to discuss legal points and variations.
  • Compiling comprehensive research memorandums.
  • Ensuring accuracy of judgments, articles, speeches, and conference papers.
  • Drafting speeches, legal articles, and conference papers as required.
  • Monitoring and reporting new developments in law and jurisprudence.
  • Enhancing court efficiency through requested court-related tasks.

How to Apply: Submit your application by 01 September 2023 to the Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice Service Centre, Limpopo. Remember to quote the reference number (2023/293/OCJ) in your application. You can send your application via mail to Private Bag X9693, Polokwane, 0700, or hand-deliver it to the High Court of South Africa: Limpopo Division, Polokwane, 36 Biccard & Bodenstein Street, Polokwane, 0699.

Application Tips:

  • Use the new Z83 form (effective from 01 January 2021) to provide your training, qualifications, competencies, and experience.
  • Include the relevant reference number (2023/293/OCJ) in your application.
  • Reach out to the department where the vacancy exists for additional information – avoid contacting the Department of Public Service and Administration.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the legal field. Apply now!

For any HR inquiries, contact Ms. R.F Mathobela or Ms. E.M Ramaphakela at (015) 495 1758/1744. For technical questions, reach out to Ms. M.M.G Phaswane at (015) 495 1812.

[Download Z83 Form Here]

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