Janene Myburgh

Work History

Work History
Jan 2016 - Present

Paralegal 

Nixon & Collins Attorneys 
  • Preparing Files for issue of court proceedings.
  • Keeping the client regularly informed.
  • Scanning documents and letters on a daily basis to be stored in the firm’s case management system.
  • Proof reading documents and checking cross references etc.
  • Preparing first drafts of legal documents.
  • Preparing letters and emails to clients.
  • Attending meetings where negotiations are held.
  • Managing key project documentation.
  • Dealing with deed formalities.
  • Assisting with the drafting of documents such as chronologies, witness statements and court orders.
  • Processing contractual documentation.
  • Reviewing certificates and correspondence received from third parties.
  • Preparing legal documentation for execution by relevant parties.
  • Interviewing and advising clients and witnesses.
  • Analysing, researching and summarising legal information.
  • Keeping up to date with changing legislation.
  • Assigning and supervising the work of junior staff.
  • Assisting with litigation projects including preparation of Court bundles etc.
  • Preparing invoices and monitoring time recorded against fee estimates.
  • Delivering documents or obtaining signatures on documentation.
  • Directly interacting with in-house legal and compliance professionals. 
Jul 2015 - Dec 2015

Paralegal - Personal Injury 

Parabis UK 
  • Providing advice on making a claim and the processes involved;
  • Collecting accurate information and documents to proceed with a claim;
  • Analysing a claim made by a policymaker;
  • Guiding policyholders on how to proceed with the claim;
  • Monitoring the progress of a claim;
  • Investigating potentially fraudulent claims;
  • Ensuring fair settlement of a valid claim;
  • Building relationships with loss adjusters, forensic accountants and solicitors, as well as other legal/claims professionals;
  • Ensuring the customer is treated fairly and that the customer receives excellent service in accordance with industry and company guidelines;
  • Handling any complaints associated with a claim;
  • involvement in  in legal discussions relating to settlement;
Jun 2009 - Jul 2015

Paralegal 

Velile Tinto & Associates 
  • Reviewed court decisions and ensured client bank compliance with servicing guidelines and court deadlines.
  • Served as client liaison and single point of contact for a large client.
  • Responsible for heavy contact between borrowers and other relevant third parties during settlement negotiations.
  • Analyzed, prepared and developed case strategy in between settlement conferences.
  • Drafted pleadings and court proceedings 
Feb 2006 - Apr 2009

Claims handler 

Xero Insurance
  • Advice on making a claim and the processes involved;
  • Processing new insurance claims notifications;
  • Collecting accurate information and documents to proceed with a claim;
  • Analysing a claim made by a policymaker;
  • Guiding policyholders on how to proceed with the claim;
  • Contacting trades people from a network of approved professionals and arranging for them to make repairs on the policyholder's property;
  • Monitoring the progress of a claim;
  • Investigating potentially fraudulent claims;
  • Identifying reasons why full payment may not be made;
  • Ensuring fair settlement of a valid claim;
  • Building relationships with loss adjusters, forensic accountants and solicitors, as well as other legal/claims professionals;
  • Ensuring the customer is treated fairly and that the customer receives excellent service in accordance with industry and company guidelines;
  • Handling any complaints associated with a claim;
  • Involvement in loss adjusting activities and in legal discussions relating to settlement;
Feb 2003 - Sep 2005

Legal assistant 

GJ Smit Attorneys 
  • Working with outside attorneys, paralegals and staff
  • Preparing retention packages and case/budget management
  •  Submitting legal bills for payment
  • Performing legal research, domestication, garnishments, discovery and motion documents.
  • Assisting with research on the NCA Laws 


Education

Education
Feb 2004 - 2005

Bachelor of law  (LLB) - Not complete 

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal 

First year subjects 

  • Family Law
  • Financial Accounting Principles for Law Practitioners
  • Foundations of South African Law
  • General Principles of Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Law
  • Law of Persons
  • Research Literacy for Law
  • Skills Course for Law Students
  • Social Dimensions of Justice
  • The Origins of South African Law
Dec 2002

Matric exemption 

Pitermaritzburg Girls High