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We are searching for a tenacious, perceptive Legal Associate to assist with managing a diverse portfolio of cases. The Associate Attorney’s responsibilities include meeting with clients to ascertain their needs, choosing the most appropriate course of action, and representing clients’ interests at meetings and in court. During the process, you will be required to collaborate with and report to the Attorney in charge of each case. To be successful as a Legal Associate, you should demonstrate outstanding research skills. Ultimately, a top-notch Legal Associate will exhibit at least some familiarity with all subspecialties of their field and will utilize this knowledge to successfully conclude cases, as needed.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description


 

REPORT TO:

 

Head, Legal

 


 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Management of all litigation and dispute resolution files in the firm as a member of the litigation & dispute resolution team.

·         Conduct legal research; develop litigation strategies, draft court processes and resolution of disputes.

·         Structure, negotiate and draft agreements

·         Conduct due diligence and draft agreements on property transactions

·         Conducting legal research, fact-gathering and analysis on legal issues as maybe assigned by senior associates or partners

·         Conducting or attending meetings on behalf of the firm or clients

·         Maintain proper, effective and prompt court appearances 

·         Developing articles on complex legal issues

 

REQUIREMENTS/DUTIES:

 

·         Advanced problem-solving skills 

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills 

·         Strong negotiation skills 

·         Client communication and service skills 

·         Ability to plan, schedule and coordinate effectively

·         Minimum of University degree in law, Call to Bar Certification and membership of the Nigerian Bar

·         LL.M as an added advantage 

·         In-depth understanding of the dispute resolution processes 

·         Minimum of Four (4) years working experience with a strong litigation bias

·         Integrity 

·         Proactive self-starter 

·         Assertiveness & tenacity

·         Ability to interact well with external parties 

·         Ability to deal with a broad range of legal issues

·         Highly organized and significant ability to multi-task effectively

·          Ability to cope with and work under pressure 

 

 

 

LOCATION:

 

Lagos, Victoria Island

 

PAY:

 

N 120,000 – N 150,000.

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