Legal Officer


Legal Officer: Regulatory

Source And Select
East London, Eastern Cape


Posted 23 October 2021 – Closing Date 05 November 2021

Job Details

Job Description

The Legal Practice Council (LPC) is currently embarking on a process to fill the role of a Legal Officer : Regulatory in their Eastern Cape (East London) Provincial Office.

About the Company

The Legal Practice Council is a national, statutory body established in terms of section 4 of the Legal Practice Act, No 28 of 2014.  The Council regulate the affairs of and exercise jurisdiction over all legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) and candidate legal practitioners.

Minimum appointment requirements:

  • Matric/Grade 12 Certificate ▪ Law Degree ▪ Admission as a Legal Practitioner ▪ 2 years Post admission experience in a Legal environment or in a Professional Regulatory environment, of which 1 year is in Prosecution ▪ Knowledge of Legal Practice Act, No 28 of 2014 ▪ Section 109 Regulations; ▪ Code of Conduct for all Legal Practitioners & Court Rules.

Skills & Competencies

Communication ▪ Attention to detail ▪ Interpersonal ▪ Accuracy ▪ Problem solving ▪ Critical thinker ▪ Prosecution ▪ Deadline driven ▪ Research ▪Integrity ▪ Time management ▪ Multi-tasking ▪ Writing ▪ Team player & ability to work under pressure.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess complaints received on allegations of misconduct
  • Gather and access all relevant information and documentation to evaluate the complaint
  • Identify any additional areas of prima facie misconduct
  • Form a view on prima facie unprofessional conduct both within and outside the purview of the complaint
  • Investigate complaints within the allocated time frame
  • Participate in the Committee to provide recommendations on decision
  • Record decisions of Committee and provide feedback to complainant and legal practitioner
    Handle appeals on papers, if required
  • Prepare agenda for the Committee if further round-table discussions are to be held with all parties, when there insufficient evidence to prosecute
  • Lead the discussion with the Committee, resulting in a conclusion of the matter or if the matter needs to be referred to the Disciplinary Committee
  • Formulate charges in accordance with applicable legislation
  • Prosecute the charge and lead witness to give evidence to support the charge
  • Coordinate appeals and reviews of findings of Committee
  • Prepare a memorandum from Investigation Committee to conduct inspections
  • Conduct follow-ups on inspections that have taken place
  • Report on investigation findings for further prosecution or dismissal or send to Disciplinary Hearing or for temporary suspension
  • Maintain records of decisions made by the Disciplinary Committee, Court or Council
  • General Office administration
  • Advisory support and staff supervision

Additional Information & Application Process:

  • Kindly submit a recently updated comprehensive CV;
  • Copies of all qualification(s) (Matric & Legal Degree);
  • Admission Certificate must be attached);
  • Copy of ID and driver’s license (where applicable);
  • Suitable candidate(s) will be subjected to personnel suitability & verification checks (criminal record check, citizenship verification, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification).
  • Please note that correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates, if you do not receive any response within 30 days from the closing date of the advert, consider your application not successful.
  • Ref No: EC02/2021
  • Closing date for applications – 05 November 2021