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  • Posted: Dec 6, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • StreSERT is a professional services organisation that offers quality stress-free solutions to corporate organisations. We offer business support and integrated solutions in different areas that ensure business objectives are achieved. Critically, we evaluate issues as they impact your business, and consequently deploy the appropriate skills and competenci...
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    Senior Associate – Litigation

    Job Description
    Our client, a reputable law firm with over 70 years of experience and service seeks to hire a Senior Associate - Litigation

    REPORTING LINE: Leading Associate, Industry Partner

    DIRECT SUPERVISEES:  Associates, Junior Associates

    JOB SUMMARY: The holder will play the role of Client Group Coordinator in the Firm. S/he will provide legal support and oversee client-relationship management, review research documents and case histories to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures; develop and discuss legal strategies, while also supporting team members to gather evidence to support claims, prepare legal documents and represent clients in court on legal matters. 
    S/he must be strategic and commercially aware and be fully familiar with the firm’s current strategy. S/he must also be able to have knowledgeable discussions about the market they operate in, the threats and opportunities the firm faces and the future plans for the firm and her/his role(s) in those plans.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide sound legal advice, opinions, procedures, and a wide range of associated legal services to clients, in a timely manner
    • Delegate and supervise work assigned to Client Group and Admin. support staff
    • Responsible for the quality of client services provided by self, associates, and other Admin support staff
    • Draft, interpret and review agreements, legal reports, engagement letters, and other legal documents
    • Provide research support to team in the research of case history and legislation and applying relevant laws /decrees/regulations to    cases
    • Negotiate, execute, terminate, and administer contracts, agreements, settlements
    • Represent clients in litigation proceedings, arbitration proceedings and enforcement proceedings regarding court orders and     arbitration awards
    • Responsible for preparation of scope of work, fee matter estimates and quotations
    • Manage 'work-in-progress and collections' in accordance with firm’s guidelines and standards
    • Adhere to firm’s time management protocol and use of resources to achieve optimum productivity
    • Liaise with clients and other professionals on sharing information and knowledge – such as work progress status, legal proceedings    and positions and other related legal issues
    • Make constructive contributions to the non-chargeable activities of the firm - “black table and committee meetings”, article writing    and posting on designated sites, time recording, case file management, etc
    • Comply with procedures set out in the Employee Handbook and other firm’s procedures Manual and as well as professional standard
    • Provide support and guidance to junior members of the Client group team
    • Attend Training, Seminars, Conferences, and other professional meetings as may be required
    • Carry out other duties given by the partners faithfully and diligently

    RELATIONSHIPS: 
    Internal: Partners, Junior and Senior Associates, Administrative Support staff, Client Group, Mentors, Interns, Externs, Youth   Corpers 
    External: Clients, Courts, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), International Bar Associations, other Law firms, Regulatory Bodies,     International Firm’s Network 
    SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
    Business Perspective

    • Build commercial awareness, share knowledge and relevant new information with client groups and other associates during the      ‘know how sessions’ (i.e., Wednesday and Friday meetings, firm’s induction programs)
    • Attract additional business from new and existing clients
    • Proactive in ensuring all clients’ billing, filling of client in-take forms and timesheets engagement letters are accurate, timely and up to date
    • Ability to identify and follow through business development opportunities
    • Commitment and adherence to the Firm’s Shared Values

    Problem Solving
    Analytical ability, critical thinking, and strong attention to details
    Technical / Professional 

    • Keep up to date with technology, firm’s tools, templates, and protocols relevant to the position
    • Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules and procedures, practices, etc
    • Ability to delegate appropriate tasks to juniors
    • Team Orientation

    Personal
    Must be fair, honest, and trustworthy in all dealings

    SPECIFICATIONS
    Educational Qualifications: 

    LL. B, B.L 
    Appropriate certifications in a specialized field of Law are an added advantage 
    Professional Qualifications: 
    Experience:

    Minimum of 8 years’ experience in related field
    Please note that only applicants within the specified location will be considered.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Stresert Services Limited on recruit.zohopublic.com to apply

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