Cognia Law: Junior Legal Associates - Contract/ Project Work (Cape Town)

Junior Legal Associates - Contract/ Project Work Job No: CLA2017355 Location: Cape Town

Cognia Law is recruiting newly qualified, junior to mid-level Legal Associates, and Master's students for project based work in Managed Review

Company Profile Cognia seamlessly extends corporates, banks and law firms’ legal capability to deliver sustainable outcomes. Our goal is to connect the legal sector, moving it from a siloed approach to integrated partnerships. We help in-house legal teams by bringing simplicity to complex matters and replacing broken procedures with efficient processes. Cognia is a Chambers-ranked law company which integrates how legal services are provided so our team, partners, clients and communities thrive together with people at the heart of what we do. We encourage our people to bring their whole self to work and focus on enabling them to realise their full potential. For more information, please visit

Role Description Cognia Law offers an alternative to candidates who want to experience a different side of law. The successful candidates will be part of a team based in Cape Town. The candidate’s responsibilities will generally relate to data collection, data management, and document review in a contentious matter.

Candidate Requirements

  • Law degree from a top South African based tertiary institution

  • Experience in litigation and an understanding of discovery process is essential

  • Experience in e-Discovery document review strongly desirable

  • Experience on Relativity or Ringtail e-discovery platform strongly desirable

  • Languages: English - spoke and written (required)

  • Available immediately

Required skills include:

  • Excellent interpersonal oral and written/ verbal communication skills

  • Able to work both independently and as an integral part of a team

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Developed skills in legal drafting

  • Commercial, proactive and business-like mind-set

  • A good grasp of Microsoft Office applications

  • Be comfortable with technological applications, plus a knowledge of legal review platforms will be beneficial

  • Good time management skills and the ability to operate well in high-pressure environments

  • Strong team player

  • Risk sensitivity and the ability to know when to escalate an issue

Closing date: 30 September 2021

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