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Dept of Justice and Constitutional Development: Candidate Attorney Programme 2024 Apply Now

We are seeking dedicated and motivated law graduates to join our Candidate Attorney Programme. This programme provides aspiring legal professionals with the opportunity to gain practical experience and invaluable insight into the workings of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. As a candidate attorney, you will work under the supervision of experienced legal professionals and be exposed to a wide range of legal matters, including civil litigation, criminal prosecution, legislative drafting, and legal advisory services.

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  • Assisting with legal research and drafting legal documents.
  • Attending court proceedings and assisting in case preparation.
  • Providing support to senior attorneys in conducting trials and hearings.
  • Drafting opinions, memoranda, and other legal correspondence.
  • Participating in client consultations and providing legal advice.
  • Collaborating with colleagues on various legal projects and initiatives.
  • Maintaining accurate records and files related to cases and matters.
  • LLB or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Admission as an attorney would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Strong academic record with a minimum average of 65%.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  • Commitment to upholding ethical standards and promoting justice.
  • South African citizenship or permanent residency.
Job Benefits
  • Competitive remuneration package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • Exposure to diverse areas of law and legal practice.
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced legal professionals.
  • Potential for career advancement within the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

Interested candidates should submit a comprehensive CV, academic transcripts, and a cover letter outlining their motivation for joining the Candidate Attorney Programme. Applications can be submitted through our online portal or email. Please ensure that all required documents are included, and indicate your preferred location for placement.

Join us in making a difference in the South African legal landscape and contribute to the promotion of justice and the protection of constitutional rights. Apply now and embark on a rewarding legal career with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Government Administration
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 8, 2024
Valid through
February 9, 2028
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