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Legal Associate

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Job Description

A law firm based in Lagos requires a Legal Associate to join its team of experienced lawyers.

Provide Legal Support:

  • Associate Attorneys have to complete extensive case-related research into relevant laws and regulations, negotiate on behalf of clients, draft and interpret contracts and legal documents, and oversee compliance to these documents.
  • He conducts research to properly advise clients, develops litigation strategies, and gathers evidence to support claims, prepares legal documents and represents clients in court.
  • They must plan and present arguments and counter-arguments in a court of law.
  • Organize legal documents by document and case type and witness area of expertise.
  • Support in organising training and programmes as necessary
  • At least twice a year the Associate is required to make a legal presentation to all other members of staff on a topic of choice that may be inspired by current affairs or approved by the Supervisor or Managing Partner
  • Assist and support senior attorneys in handling complex cases.
  • Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • Negotiate settlements of civil disputes

Maintain Client Relationships

  • An associate attorney works closely with clients to manage a case from beginning to end.
  • Throughout any legal process, creating and maintaining a good rapport with a firm’s clients is a key task for Associate Attorneys. This includes communicating often and explaining complex legal proceedings and concepts.
  • Integrate best practices and standards in handling clients and their cases.
  • Update Clients after every court attendance or as and when due
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

5

Qualifications
LLB
Desired Course
Law
Other Requirements

Experience

  • Ideally at least 5 – 10 years Post call
  • Experienced Litigator in and out of the Courtroom
  • Evident Courtroom appearance and experience
  • Proficient in drafting legal processes

Skills and Proficiency

  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft office (Word, Power point, Excel)
  • Pro active
  • Efficient
  • Excellent attitude towards work
  • Team player 

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Job Summary
Published
March 27, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Experience
Minimum of 5years
Location
Lagos
Cities
Eti-Osa /Ibeju-Lekki
Salary Range
N150,000.00 - N180,000.00K
Deadline
April 10, 2020
Specialization
Law/ Legal
Industries
legal
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