Job Vacancy For Legal Officer

The Judicial Service invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians for the following position: Legal Officer

Duties / Responsibilities:

He/She will assist in:

• Preparing and filing writs, pleadings, submissions, statements of cases, witness statements and other court/legal processes both for and against the institution
• Representing the institution in court and other fora such as the labour commission, etc, when necessary
• Advising on cases that should be referred to the external lawyers of the institution in the discharge of their obligations to the institution
• Advising on statutory compliances.
• Researching and preparing leglal opinions on civil matters affecting the institution
• Drafting and/or reviewing letters, contracts and agreements for and on behalf of the institution and monitoring legal obligations under agreements to ensure compliance
• Assisting in the formulation, implementation and/or amendment of the institution policies
• Providing sound legal advice for the institution and making recmmendation to management as necessary
• Conducting research and providing opinions on internal issues
• Causing to be maintained, a database of the status of all court matters involving the institution
• Providing corporate secretarial services
• Submitting reports to Line Manager as required
• Performing other functions assigned

Qualification Required & Experience

• LLB/BA and BL
• Must be on the roll of lawyers and a member of the Ghana Bar Association in good standing
• High moral character with proven integrity
• A Master's degree would be an advantage
• Other advantage: Corporate Secretarial experience
• Should be highly proficient in the use of ICT tools

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Qualified applicants should apply and attch their CVs, relevant certificates and the names, addresses and contact details of 3 referees to:

The Judicial Secretary
Judicial Service of Ghana
Supreme Court Administration Block
P.O.Box 119, Accra

Closing Date: 06 February, 2023