Senior Legal Officer, Trinidad

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The Senior Legal Officer is the primary legal advisor to the College and handles all legal matters affecting the institution.

The Senior Legal Officer represents the institution, provides advice to reduce risk from legal action and is ultimately responsible for supporting the business of the College by providing analysis and legal opinions on matters impacting the fulfillment of the College’s mission.

The successful candidate will:
Information and Advice
• Advise the President, faculty and staff on legal matters arising out of the conduct of their professional duties
• Provide advice and information to college employees on college policies and procedures and legal matters that arise out of the employee’s conduct of his/her duties.
• Advise on student conduct, activities and other matters including immigration, insurance and privacy issues, ensuring close collaboration with relevant faculty and administrative staff in the process
• Provide advice on issues arising from actual or anticipated lawsuits

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Legal Officer, Trinidad

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The incumbent will report to the Manager, Legal and Regulatory Affairs by assisting in the preparation of briefs for litigation matters, researching laws and regulations, as well as facilitating the implementation requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. The successful candidate will also assist in the drafting of contracts, researching legal opinions and providing advice on industrial relations and disciplinary matters.

Key Functions
• Assists in the drafting of pleadings for litigation matters
• Assists in the monitoring and drafting of contracts
• Researches case law and statutes for the preparation of opinions
• Assists in the provision of legal opinions
• Reviews legislation and bills
• Attends court as may be required
• Provides any other duties related to legal assistance as may be required

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Head Legal, Trinidad

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The incumbent will be required to provide the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service with advice, guidance and operational support, in all activities of the Service through the management of a team of legal officers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• Advising the Commissioner in relation to any matter of which he seeks advice
• Providing real time advice in relation to all aspect of the conduct of investigations
• Representing the prosecution in Preliminary Inquiries
• Lecturing to members of the Police Service
• Liaising with the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Chief State Solicitor, Solicitor General and the Attorney-General
• Supervising and instructing the Court and Process Branch

Minimum Qualifications and Experience
• An LLB and the Legal Education Certificate (LEC) or possession of the equivalent
• Ten (10) years corporate/government working experience in practice as an Attorney-at-Law

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Court Manager, BVI

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The Government of the Virgin Islands invites qualified and professional applicants to apply for the post of Court Manager, Magistracy.

Main responsibilities include:
v Serves as the Accounting Officer for Magistrate´s Court.

v Manages the budget of the Magistrate´s Court.

v Manages day-to-day operations of the court office.

v Supervises the administrative function to support the activities of the court, and ensures that operations run smoothly, efficiently and in an organised fashion.

v Performs a wide range of administrative task including in-court duties, client-contact enquiries, and office administrative responsibilities.

v Liaises wit the judiciary, magistracy, external organisations, groups and individuals that interface with the Court.

v Supervises and manages the staff of the Magistrate´s Court.

v Provides direction to staff by issuing written and oral instructions.

v Motivates and evaluates staff, prepares employee performance reports, reviews progress and directs change as needed.

v Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the public.

v Manages and conducts regular team meetings and general staff meetings.

v Maintains positive customer relations, and assists in resolving customer complaints and issues.

v Prepares written statistical reports on the operations of the Magistrate´s Court.

v Responsible for the development, evaluation and implementation of new policies and procedures.

v Administers cases to include setting dates for hearings, issuing notices, corresponding with Attorneys and litigants and ensuring case files are properly maintained.

v Ensures that productivity is aligned with departmental objectives.

v Provides technical advice/support and resource information to Senior Magistrate and Permanent Secretary/DGO.

v Manages special projects from time to time.

v Represents the Court at meetings, seminars and any other capacity.

v Prepares information for all work plans and annual reports.

v Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and/or Management

v Three (3) years working experience in administrative field

v Strong administrative and organisational skills with emphasis on time management and the ability to multi-task, plan, organise and implement various activities within a time pressured environment;

v Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate problems and provide practical solutions.

v Ability to deal with confidential information in a professional manner.

v Ability to respond to staff and public inquiries and complaints in a tactful and effective manner, and to exercise sound judgement within establish guidelines.

v Sound knowledge of the practices, procedures and legislation applicable to the Magistrate´s Court.

v Sound knowledge of human resources management and financial management.

v Sound analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to grasp and assess complex issues and respond decisively and appropriately.

v Computer Literacy with a knowledge of Judicial Enforcement Management Software (JEMS)

v Excellent oral and written communication skills

v Sound leadership, organisational, human relation and interpersonal skills

v Entry level $ 51,069 – $57,401 annually, Grade 15 commensurate with qualifications and experience

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