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Paralegal


Contract Posted On 08.05.2022 Expire On 08.19.2022 Employer

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NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR SELF HELP LIMITED

JOB DESCRIPTION
CONTRACTUAL POSITION
 
JOB/POSITION TITLE: Paralegal
REPORTS TO: Corporate Secretary
DEPARTMENT/UNIT: Legal 
LOCATION: Head Office (North)
 
JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY:
 The incumbent is required to provide paralegal support to the Corporate Secretary at the National Commission for Self Help. Duties include researching laws; investigating facts; preparing pleadings, opinions and briefs; maintaining case files and assisting in the preparation of legal documents. 


KEY/MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conducts research and drafts or prepares briefs on legal matters as directed.
  • Investigates the facts and law of cases and researches relevant sources to prepare cases.
  • Reviews legal/court documents for completeness and accuracy.
  • Assists in the monitoring and reviewing of government regulations to ensure that the Commission is aware of new requirements.
  • Establishes and maintains case files and makes available and easily accessible to the Corporate Secretary.
  • Assists in interviewing parties involved in court proceedings to gather information for case preparation or completion of legal documents.
  • Assists in the preparation of legal documents such as contracts, opinions and agreements; drafts correspondence on routine legal issues.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of an up to date repository of laws, judgements, contract precedents and other relative material in areas affecting the Commission’s day to day operations
  • Copies and collates relevant documents.
  • Takes notes at court, tribunals, legal proceedings and meetings and generates documents as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of legal research.
  • Some knowledge of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Some knowledge of the court procedures and practices and rules of evidence.
  • Some knowledge of legal drafting principles and practices.
  • Some knowledge of the laws and regulations pertinent to the operations of the Commission.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Skill in the use of personal computers.
  • Ability to use e-Government technology platforms.
  • Ability to use the internet for research purposes.
  • Ability to conduct legal research.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and members of the public.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
  • Minimum of two (2) CAPE/GCE ‘A’ Level passes, one of which must be Law OR an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing paralegal functions for an Attorney at Law.
  • Any equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered

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Overview


The National Commission For Self Help Limited
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Job ID:

91736

Title:

Paralegal

Location:

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Category:

Admin-Clerical, Legal

Salary:

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Employment Type:

Contract

Posted:

08.05.2022


Tags


Legal : Contracts Administration, General-Other: Legal, Labor & Employment Law, Paralegal & Legal Secretary


Job Requirements


MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
  • Minimum of two (2) CAPE/GCE ‘A’ Level passes, one of which must be Law OR an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing paralegal functions for an Attorney at Law.
  • Any equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered

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