Janine Swart

Janine Swart

Education:

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) from University of South Africa (UNISA), 2002 – 2006.
    • During my time at UNISA, I immersed myself in the comprehensive study of South African law, laying a solid foundation for my future career.
  • Practical Legal Training Diploma — conferred by UNISA in partnership with the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), 2009.
    • The diploma sharpened my practical skills needed to thrive in a legal environment.
  • Diploma in Social Media Marketing — UNISA, 2016.
    • Combining my legal background with social media expertise, I strive to bring clarity and integrity to online platforms.

Employment History:

  • Legal Advisor, Community Legal Clinic (Since April 2018)
  • Freelance Social Media Manager (Since January 2017)
  • Legal Advisor, Scorpion Legal Protection (May 2012 – August 2016)
  • Candidate Attorney, Legal Aid South Africa (August 2010 – August 2011)
  • Legal Assistant, SEESA (May 2007 – August 2010)

Professional Skills:

  • Labour Law Expertise
    • With over 3 years’ experience in labour law, I bring a nuanced understanding of South Africa’s labour regulations, collective bargaining processes and dispute resolution mechanisms used in labour disputes.
  • Criminal Litigation
    • My boots-on-the-ground experience in criminal law has equipped me with the robust knowledge and skills required to navigate the intricacies of the criminal justice system.
  • Computer Literacy
    • Proficient in legal research databases and adept in the use of various social media platforms from a content creation and campaign management perspective.
  • Social Media Mastery
    • I create impactful social media strategies that resonate with audiences, elevating the brand’s voice and fostering an engaged community.
    • My skills include:
      • Facebook Marketing
      • Instagram Marketing
      • YouTube Marketing
      • LinkedIn Marketing
      • Social Media Marketing
  • Quick Learner
    • I pride myself on my ability to quickly absorb new information and adapt to changing legal and online landscapes.
  • Litigation & Legal Support
    • Skilled in crafting sound legal strategies, be it offensive or defensive, and providing comprehensive support to attorneys in trial preparations and court proceedings.
  • Legal Writing & Research
    • My ability to articulate complex legal concepts into clear, concise, and persuasive writing is complemented by my thorough research skills, which together enhance any case or project I undertake.

Admitted as an attorney to the Western Cape High Court of South Africa in 2011, I’ve embraced every legal and advising role with integrity and an unwavering commitment to uphold the principles of justice and equality.

My unique combination of legal prowess and social media savvy enables me to extend the reach of law firms into the digital realm, educating the public, fostering transparency, and enhancing the accessibility of legal services.

Passionate not only about advancing my career but also about making a meaningful societal contribution, I pursue every opportunity with a tenacious spirit, steadfast in my goals to further legal excellence and digital innovation in tandem.