Law Development Centre Senior Legal Officer (Bar Course Department) Jobs in Uganda

Law Development Centre Senior Legal Officer (Bar Course Department) Jobs in Uganda


Purpose of the Job

  • To coordinate all Bar Course programmes and Legal Aid services at the study Centre.

    Responsibilities and Duties

  • To coordinate the implementation of teaching timetable and allocating subjects to lecturers at the study centre.

  • To participate in the development, review and update of the curricula.

  • To plan and coordinate teaching during the week to the assigned lecturers and ensuring that the subjects of the week are taught.

  • To prepare and submit weekly performance reports for Lecturers to Head Bar Course.

  • To supervise and assess the performance of staff under his/her supervision.

  • To interview and counsel clients.

  • To prepare legal documents.

  • To attend to walk-in clients.

  • To represent clients in court.

  • To develop training tools for stakeholders.

  • To train and sensitize stakeholders of Legal Aid.

  • To facilitate Continuing Legal Education and Street law programmes.

  • To provide legal advice to the study centre management and handle court cases involving
    the study centre.

  • To supervise and report on the performance of LAC field staff and volunteers within the
    region.

  • To perform any other duties assigned by the Assistant Director and Head, Department of
    Postgraduate Legal
    Studies and Legal Aid.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Honors degree in Law.

  • Postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre.

  • Masters’ degree in Law will be an added advantage.

  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda.

  • At least 4 years’ work experience at least 2 of which should have been in teaching and/or legal aid practice.

    Key Comepetencies

  • Possess supervisory and relationship management skills.

  • Knowledge of coordinating academic programmes and legal aid services.

  • He/she should be a person of high integrity.

  • Ability to produce quality results.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • He/she should be a team player

  • Good reporting skills

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Law Development Centre Senior Legal Officer (Bar Course Department) Jobs in Uganda

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