NEL/HCLP/08/04/2022 Nelspruit Local Office – High Court Legal Practitioner

REF: NEL/HCLP/08/04/2022




Legal Aid SA is a National Public Entity; a key contributor to South Africa’s constitutional democracy, providing quality legal services to indigent and vulnerable persons. The organisation has a national footprint in all nine provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 13 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment Value Proposition with opportunities for development, career growth and an inspiring workplace.

Applications are invited from persons interested to fill the above-mentioned position. The incumbent will be appointed on a permanent basis. The position is based in Nelspruit.


  • Provide legal representation to indigent accused persons at High Court level.
  • Handling of complex criminal High Court matters.
  • Training and supervision of Candidate Attorneys.
  • Perform office administration.
  • Represent women, children and landless people in civil matters.


  • Admitted attorney or advocate (the latter must have completed pupilage successfully at an institution recognised by Legal Aid SA).
  • Legal representation at High Court level.
  • Minimum of at least seven (7) years’ post-qualification experience of which five (5) years must be post-admission experience.
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ High Court experience, or a minimum of six (6) years’ Regional Court experience.
  • LLB degree.
  • Proven track record in criminal matters at High Court level.
  • Valid driver’s licence will be an advantage.
  • Right of appearance in High Court.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Team player.
  • Self-development orientation.

Salary: R774,660.00 all-inclusive package per annum

A detailed curriculum vitae reflecting practical application of the position outputs and the required competencies as advertised must be submitted by close of business on 28 April 2022, quoting the reference number NEL/HCLP/08/04/2022 in the subject line to or apply online at 

Enquiries to Theo Shange, Tel: 013 756 4500

The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of Legal Aid SA. It is Legal Aid SA’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of this post(s) with a candidate whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representivity in line with the numerical targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan. Legal Aid SA reserves the right to withdraw posts or not to make an appointment, if by doing so, the interests of Legal Aid SA will be best served.

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