Thursday , June 30 2022

Moj Jobs For Legal Adviser in Training

Website Ministry of Justice UK

Job Description:

The role of a legal adviser is pivotal to the smooth running of the court. Magistrates are unqualified judges drawn from the local community and sit on a voluntary basis. As Magistrates do not have a legal background, the legal adviser is required to sit in court with them to advise on legal points, practice and procedure and assist with the formulation and drafting of their reasons.

Job Responsibilities:

  • As a legal adviser to magistrates, you are responsible for ensuring that those attending court, whether as defendant, victim or witness are treated with humanity and respect. Good legal knowledge and the ability to communicate that clearly to magistrates and court users is vital to the courts ability to deal with cases justly. Success in the role you are considering will enable you to make a positive difference to your community and your society.
  • As a Legal Adviser in Training, you will commence a training programme designed to enable you to act as Legal Adviser to the Magistrates and District Judge (Magistrates’ Court) in accordance with legislation and the Criminal and Family Practice Directions.

Job Requirements:

  • To be eligible for entry to this post, candidates must be fully qualified to practice as a Solicitor or Barrister in England & Wales or hold the Qualifying Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) or be a Fellow of CILEX / CILEX Lawyer , including the completion of the relevant prescribed period of professional experience (e.g. training contract or pupillage).
  • Decisions involving the law will require sound legal research, using online resources, and the ability to quickly assimilate legislation and case law and to apply it confidently to the situation being considered.
  • The ability to advise on and make objective and impartial decisions is an important part of a legal adviser’s role. Sometimes those decisions will involve complex issues and competing interests and as a legal adviser you will need to not only be able to make sound decisions but be able to give clear reasons for any decision.
  • You will also be required to prioritise and progress work efficiently taking account of the needs of those interested in the case.

Job Details:

Company: Ministry of Justice UK

Vacancy Type: Part Time

Job Functions: Management

Job Location: Prestatyn, Wales, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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