Senior Legal Officer

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The National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) is a project of the Women’s Rights Committee of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) which was established in 1990 by the Women’s Rights Committee of LAZ, to provide affordable legal representation to women and children from marginalized social sectors. The overall objective of the NLACW is to empower women by facilitating their access to legal rights by way of legal representation, counselling, legal and human rights education as a distinct but integral part of the women’s movement. The NLACW seeks to recruit a qualified and experienced professional in the following vacancy:

Duties And Responsibilities

• The individual occupying the position will ensure that legal cases are managed efficiently and effectively to meet the client expectations and the Clinic’s objectives.

Key tasks will include:

• Giving legal opinions to clients and representing clients before the Courts of law

• Drafting and or reviewing and finalizing relevant court documents

• Supervising, mentoring and coaching staff within the legal department to ensure that work is done cohesively to achieve the Clinic’s intended goals and objectives.

• Ensuring that all claims and other court documents are filed with the courts of law.

• Undertaking mediation negotiations on behalf of clients.

• Updating clients regularly on the status of their legal matters.

• Manage and implement client relationship strategy.

• Preparing regular status reports to appraise management on the status of legal cases.

• Carrying out research on legal challenges.

• Act as Co-coordinator in specific projects undertaken by the Clinic such as workshops, Conferences and Meetings as and when required.

• Generally deal with day to day management of the litigation department.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications And Experience

• A degree in Law from a recognized university.

• Holder of a valid practicing certificate and an Advocate of the High Court of Zambia.

• Member of the Law Association of Zambia

• Four (4) years post qualification experience as an Advocate

• Experience in working on human rights and gender will be an added advantage.

• Candidates meeting the above prescribed qualifications should submit their application letters along with detailed curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and names, contact numbers and addresses of 3 referees, two of whom must have worked with the applicant, to the address below.

How to Apply

All applications should be delivered to the address below or emailed to:

The Executive Director,

National Legal Aid Clinic for Women

110A/150 Musonda Ngosa Road,

Villa Elizabetha Private Bag E578,

Lusaka.

Application deadline
20 Apr
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National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW)
Ndola
Legal services
Legal & Human Rights Education
Advocacy
National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) was established in 1990 to provide affordable legal aid services to women and children from marginalised social sectors who have been victims of social injustice. Often these people cannot afford the cost of hiring a lawyer to represent them in their pursuit of justice. NLACW offers legal services, representation, legal information and education and conducts advocacy for policy and law reform on women and children’s rights. NLACW’s activities are financed by donations from their mother body, the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ), client contributions and co-operating partners. NLACW wants to see a society where underprivileged women and children have fair and equal access to legal rights through legal representation.
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