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Litigation Officer: Law Society of Zimbabwe
Deadline: 30 June 2021 (4pm)
The Law Society of Zimbabwe seeks to recruit a Litigation Officer on a full time basis. The Litigation Officer will operate under the overall guidance of the Regulatory Services, Risk & Compliance Manager.
Duties and responsibilities
The Litigation Officer will have the following duties and responsibilities: Prosecuting applications in the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (LPDT) including the filing and serving of all pleadings timeously; Liaising with external Counsel on all matters assigned to external Counsel; Consolidating all monthly Litigation reports to the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee (DEC) and Council; Maintaining an effective Litigation Diary of LPDT matters; Attending Court and fully executing Council resolutions for all LPDT referrals; Monitoring of the Litigation Portfolio and taking the relevant action on all litigation outcomes including compilation of all relevant reports; Preparing bill of costs in favour of the Society; Drafting recommendations to the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee on all complaints where a referral to the LPDT may be necessary; Maintaining the Fines Register and following up on all outstanding fines; Analysis of the Sentencing Schedule and sentencing patterns and the development of the responsive sentencing recommendations for improved public confidence in the Society‘s regulatory effectiveness; Carrying out any other duties as assigned.
- Experience in criminal and civil litigation in the superior courts, prosecution or a similar environment a must; Excellent drafting, case analysis and court-room advocacy skills; Good Legal research skills; Excellent communication skills; Mediation and conciliatory skills experience will be an added advantage.
- LLB Degree from a recognized institution; A Masters will be an added advantage; At least four (4) years work experience in a litigation environment; Computer proficiency.
Interested qualified applicants should email their application letter, curriculum vitae (as a single document) together with certified copies of their academic and professional qualifications (as a second single document) to [email protected] and copy to [email protected] Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please note that this is a litigation portfolio and only qualified applicants with litigation experience need to apply.