Legal Aid SA is looking for dedicated professionals to fill the High Court Legal Practitioner Vacancy – Criminal at the Polokwane Local Office. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal representation to indigent accused persons in High Court criminal matters, overseeing complex cases, and mentoring Candidate Attorneys.

About the High Court Legal Practitioner Vacancy

  • Reference: PLK/HCLP-CRIM/17/05/2024
  • Job Title: High Court Legal Practitioner – Crinimal
  • Location: Polokwane
  • Salary: LP-7 (R884,268.00) all-inclusive package per annum
  • Closing date: 05 June 2024

About Legal Aid

Legal Aid South Africa (Legal Aid SA) is a crucial part of South Africa’s constitutional democracy, offering quality legal services to indigent and vulnerable individuals. As a recognized Top Employer in South Africa for 15 consecutive years, Legal Aid SA presents an exciting opportunity for professional growth, development, and a supportive workplace environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Legal Representation: Provide high-quality legal representation to indigent accused persons in High Court criminal cases as part of the High Court Legal Practitioner Vacancy.
  • Case Management: Handle complex criminal matters, ensuring meticulous preparation and representation.
  • Training and Supervision: Mentor and supervise Candidate Attorneys, fostering their development and ensuring adherence to professional standards.
  • Office Administration: Perform necessary administrative tasks to ensure the smooth functioning of the office.
  • Advocacy: Represent women, children, and landless people in criminal cases, upholding their legal rights and access to justice.

Minimum Requirements

  • Qualifications: Must be an admitted Attorney or Advocate (Advocates must have completed pupillage at a recognized institution).
  • Experience:
    • At least seven years of post-qualification experience.
    • Five years post-admission experience.
    • Four years of High Court experience or six years of Regional Court criminal matters experience.
  • Education: Possession of an LLB degree.
  • Additional: A valid driver’s license is advantageous.


  • Demonstrated success in handling complex criminal matters at the High Court level.
  • Extensive experience in preparing and presenting cases with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Authorized to appear and represent clients in the High Court, ensuring effective advocacy.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills for effective courtroom presentations and client interactions.
  • Strong written communication skills for drafting clear and persuasive legal documents and correspondence.
  • Ability to analyze complex legal issues, identify key points, and develop effective strategies for case management.
  • Critical thinking skills to evaluate evidence and anticipate potential legal challenges.
  • Collaborative approach to working with colleagues, including Candidate Attorneys, to ensure cohesive and effective legal representation.
  • Willingness to share knowledge and provide guidance to less experienced team members.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and staying updated with the latest legal precedents and practices.
  • Proactive in seeking opportunities for training and skills enhancement to improve legal expertise and service delivery.

Why Join Legal Aid SA?

Legal Aid SA offers a supportive environment with opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. By joining Legal Aid SA, you become part of an organization that plays a pivotal role in South Africa’s justice system, ensuring that the rights of the most vulnerable are protected and upheld.

This High Court Legal Practitioner Vacancy is your chance to make a meaningful impact.

Application Process

  • To apply, submit a detailed CV highlighting your practical experience and competencies relevant to this High Court Legal Practitioner Vacancy.
  • Ensure to quote the reference number PLK/HCLP-CRIM/17/05/2024 in the subject line of your email.
  • Applications should be sent to or submitted online at by close of business on 05 June 2024.

Contact Information

For enquiries, please contact:
Fhulufhelo Mukhadakhomu
Tel: 015 291 2429/2436

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to make a significant impact within South Africa’s legal landscape by applying for the High Court Legal Practitioner Vacancy – Criminal at Legal Aid SA.

Apply today and be part of a team committed to justice and equality.