Senior Assistant Attorney General (JLG/LO 5) – Litigation Division

Contract Type
Not Vacant
Government & Public Sector, Legal
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
Expiry Date
Under the general direction of the Deputy Solicitor General (Litigation), the incumbent is responsible for providing legal advice in Litigation or litigious matters and assisting in the management of the Litigation Division.


Key Responsibilities


  • Drafts pleadings and other Court documents;
  • Prepares written opinions and advises Ministries, Departments and Agencies on a wide range of legal matters;
  • Prepares skeleton arguments and written submissions in major Litigation matters;
  • Appears as Counsel in Industrial Disputes Tribunal, major trials, Judicial review, Court of Appeal matters, the UK Privy Council and the Caribbean Court of Justice;
  • Negotiates settlements and settles claims.


  • Assists with the assignment of legal work in the Division including Court of Appeal, Judicial Review, Constitutional and administrative matters, trials and assessments, Parish Court matters;
  • Assists with the management, supervision and evaluation of reporting staff in the Division. Convenes weekly team meetings, when requested, to ensure proper assignment of Court matters and to discuss pressing legal and administrative matters:
  • Assists with conducting (monthly) Litigation meetings to discuss and implement projects and policies that facilitates the efficient operation of the Division and the development of the Attorneys;
  • Liaises with Ministries, Departments and other clients in relation to legal matters referred to the Chambers;
  • Sits on the Department’s Executive Committee.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of the Laws of Jamaica
  • Sound Research and Analytical skills
  • Excellent ability to analyze and interpret legal documents
  • Excellent Negotiating skills
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal, Organizing and People Management skills
  • Excellent Presentation skills
  • Ability to manage a team of Attorneys
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications


Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience; i.e. at least ten (10) years relevant working experience;
  • Certificate in Legal Education.


Salary range $3,615,620 - $4,297,836 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post


Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.



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