Legal Associate
Nigeria, Nigeria. AGE: Not Specified
Plyse Professional Services
7 Years
Not Specified
A law firm based in Lagos requires a Legal Associate to join its team of experienced lawyers on a full-time basis.

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

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
Excellent attitude towards work
Team player