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Candidate Legal Practitioners (Candidate Attorney) (Two-year contract)

Job Summary
The incumbent's duties will include providing support to other practitioners within the firm on all aspects of legal practice; assisting in the preparation of matters for trials or hearings; and more.

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Law

Law Clinic

Candidate Legal Practitioners (Candidate Attorney) (Two-year contract)

(Ref. RG04/246/0921)

The Law Clinic operates as a fully-fledged attorneys' office, delivering free legal services to the indigent, whilst at the same time training final year law students and candidate attorneys in the practical application of the law.

Entering into, and abiding by, the required tripartite contract of service learning with a principal attorney and the Legal Practice Council. Duties include:
  • Providing support to other practitioners within the firm on all aspects of legal practice;
  • Assisting in the preparation of matters for trials or hearings;
  • Conducting research and preparing legal opinions;
  • Attending consultations with clients, witnesses and experts;
  • Attending at court, including pre-trial conferences and trial proceedings;
  • Liaising with counsel, experts, clients and opponents;
  • Attending to the day-to-day management of files under the supervision of other practitioners;
  • Drafting agreements, letters and other legal documents;
  • Providing assistance and support to students as well as any teaching offered by the Law Clinic;
  • Conducting other daily administrative and legal practices.
Job Requirements:
  • An LLB qualification;
  • Verbal and written fluency in English AND Afrikaans, or English AND IsiXhosa;
  • Good legal writing skills;
  • The ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • The ability and willingness to work outside office hours, including weekends as may be required from time to time;
  • The ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships;
  • The ability to work under pressure;
  • The ability to work on own initiative;
  • Sharing the values upon which the Law Clinic is founded;
  • The ability to function effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Relevant prior work experience;
  • Existing knowledge of and familiarity with the work of the Law Clinic.

Enquiries regarding job content: Ms. SE Smith on 021 808 3600, or at

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process:

Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753, or at

Commencement Date: 01-Jan-2022

Closing Date: 22-Sep-2021

The University is committed to employment equity (EE), and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as Stellenbosch University's institutional EE Plan.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail addresses of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.


The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

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