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Legal Clerk

at Centenary Bank
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 3, 2020
Category Legal
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

LEGAL CLERK
Reports to: Legal Manager – Litigation
Role: Service of court process, attendance at land and companies’ registries, data inputting, filing court and statutory documents/returns, maintaining internal filing system, and any legal related support functions in accordance with the bank policy
Grade/Rank:1A

Key Result Areas
Filing of court related documents, proper service delivery of court process and other legal correspondence on clients, counter parties or law firms as needed.
Prepare summons, obtaining hearing notices and initiating action for court issuance of hearing notices to ensure progress on case files and good management of the Bank’s case inventory.
Create and maintain diaries/journals on the respective court files and their corresponding advocates fees/disbursements notes.
Create and update files for other non-court matters for example debt collection, notices of intention to sue and maintain journals on the respective files.
Receive, register and store securely all incoming land titles from branches and contracted law firms.
Maintenance of an organized filing system that is opening, updating and actioning court case files and obtaining of copies of pleadings from external counsel.
Maintain and update all electronic and manual registers in the department.
Provide office support and perform administrative duties

Skills

Planning and Organizing including maintaining integrity of the records/file registry.
Report writing and computer proficiency in Ms. Word and Excel Programs
Agile, self-driven and a good team player

Experience Requirements

4 years’ experience in a reputable and busy law firm with knowledge and exposure to court processes and systems of various government registries

Education Requirements

Education and Professional Qualifications
Diploma in law (LDC). A degree in any field will be an added advantage.