Faculty of Law - Admitted Attorney – Principal Attorney

University of Fort Hare - Various Areas, Eastern Cape

Contract | Law

Closing date yi 30th ka June 2022


  • Student support (The position is based both at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) Legal Aid Clinic in East London and Alice Campuses.
  • UFH legal aid clinic two (2) year appointment contract.


  • An LLB or Equivalent Degree from a South African University, an advanced degree in law will be an advantage.
  • Admitted as Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (attach proof).
  • Good standing with relevant Legal Practice Council (attach proof).
  • A minimum of one (1) year post-admission legal practice experience obtained within the last five (5) years.
  • A minimum of one-year experience in teaching and/or facilitation of legal education and/or training in a higher education environment would be an advantage.
  • Proven ability in criminal and civil litigation as well as case management.

Skills & Competencies


  • The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations.
  • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfill obligations.

Strategic thinking:

  • The ability to plan work and to follow plans.
  • The ability to carefully analyze information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.

Business acumen:

  • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
  • Good research skills and writing abilities.
  • Proficient in using MS Office.


  • The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.
  • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude and encourage people to work together

Building coalitions:

  • The ability to be sensitive and understanding of the needs and feelings of others.
  • The ability to make decisions through consultation, collaboration, and working with close supervision.


  • Implement, facilitate, and monitor the clinical legal education training program for undergraduate law students at the UFH Legal Aid Clinic.
  • Facilitate the training of candidate attorneys and students as required.
  • Ensure active involvement in research activities of the UFH Legal Aid Clinic.
  • Provide legal services in line with services offered by the UFH Legal Aid Clinic.
  • Provide consultation sessions and assistance for law students.
  • Assist with community engagement programs at Faculty of Law.
  • Work in a team with colleagues within the Faculty.
  • Contribute to academic coordination and perform administrative tasks related to the provision of legal services and student teaching at the UFH Legal Aid Clinic.

Additional Information

  • Applications must clearly indicate the name of the post applied for. 
  • Submit the motivation and resume as well as supporting documents namely; ID/passport, certificates and proof of remuneration and three work-related referees, on the application website.
  • Note that for all re-advertised positions this advert supersedes the one previously issued owing to modifications made.
  • Candidates who have previously applied are requested to re-apply.
  • No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.
  • Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • Failure to comply with the above directions will result in the application being disqualified.
  • Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only.
  • Queries can be directed to Ms. Maxine Joseph on [email protected] and 043 704 7190
Lo msebenzi ufakwe ngu Tebuho Moshoeshoe nge 15 ka June 2022