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May 10th, 2023 at 09:17   General   Lilongwe   Reference: 2101
Job Details

The Malawi Legal Aid Bureau, established under the Legal Aid Act of 2010, is a national public institution mandated to provide legal aid to persons with insufficient means. In a bid to provide quality legal aid service to the nation, the Bureau invites applications from qualified candidates to fill the following vacant posts:

Vacancy Number : LAB/2/23
Title : Legal Aid Officer (1 post)
Grade : Grade I
Reporting to : Senior Legal Aid Officer
Salary : Salary range of Grade I in the Legal Aid Bureau
Duty Station : Mzuzu

Duties and responsibilities

  • Supervising Assistant Legal Aid Officers in the provision of legal aid services
  • Ensuring detailed records of all cases are kept and maintained
  • Conducting legal research
  • Conducting alternative dispute resolutions
  • Assisting in trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling; liaising and briefing witnesses and taking courtroom notes
  • Monitoring case calendars and liaising on case status with Senior Legal Aid Advocate
  • Assessing clients’ statement and advising on the merits of the cases before legal aid can be granted
  • Interviewing and taking statements from persons seeking legal aid
  • Drafting and compiling legal documents, reports as well as legal opinions
  • Providing legal literacy services to the general public
  • Assisting in appraising Assistant Legal Aid Officers and other staff working under him/her
  • Carrying out any related tasks that me be assigned from time to time

Qualifications and experience

  • Diploma in law or other legal studies obtained from a recognized institution.
  • Previous experience working in a legal institution would be an added advantage

Mode of Application

Interested candidates should submit application letters, Curriculum Vitae with three (3) traceable referees and copies of professional certificates to the following address:

The Director
Malawi Legal Aid Bureau
1st Floor Shire Building, Off Paul Kagame Road,
P.O. Box 675,
Or Email to: info@legalaidbureau.org

All applications should reach the Director not later than 5:00 pm on 16th May, 2023.

Company Description
Malawi Legal Aid Bureau