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  • Legal Intern at Discovery Cycle Professionals (DCP)

  • Posted on: 14 September, 2017 Deadline: 19 September, 2017
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  • Discovery Cycle Professionals (A Division of Discovery Cycle Limited) is a global network of experienced academics and consultants assembled to provide world-class knowledge-based services globally. DCP has diverse experience across different professional fields and offers a wide-range of multi-disciplinary professional services. DCP has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. Over the years, DCP has developed a wide range of multi-disciplinary professional services covering both the private and public sectors of the economy through the "DCP Ecosystem".

    Legal Intern

     

    Nil Reports to: Engagement Manager 1, Corporate Advisory Division

    Main Function

    • To support the team in managing all the initial requests for legal assistance from the public and the company. To conduct ad hoc legal research and to contribute more generally to both the casework and policy teams, where extra help is needed.

    Role Responsibility

    • To send out initial correspondence to individuals who contact us to seek help
    • To assist with the profitably management of various legal projects
    • To compile information from correspondence from clients, and if necessary from the family/legal team/Foreign Office and other bodies in order to make an informed summary of the individual‘s current case
    • To enter and maintain accurate information about cases and contacts in databases and archives
    • To present a simplified summary of cases to the casework team at a weekly review meeting, providing specific information on the status and vulnerability of the client
    • Drafting responses to everyone who contacts us for help including, with the support of the caseworkers, generic advice and referrals to other organisations and lawyers
    • To carry out ad hoc legal research to assist the caseworkers
    • Drafting agreement as required for new and existing contacts/clients.
    • There will be occasions where the Legal Intern will be required to carry out additional tasks for the policy team, but the nature of these jobs will be dependent on the needs of the policy team at the time
    • Familiar with CAC workings

    Project Management:

    • Assist with the creation and execution of project work plans and revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements

    Idea Generation:

    • Developing independent ideas to ensure DCP’s vision is actualized

    Skills/Physical Competencies:

    • Capable legal researcher
    • Good writing skills
    • Good negotiation skills
    • Good communication and analytical skills
    • A willingness to be flexible according to the current demands of the organisation

    Behavioral Qualities

    • Proactive identification and elimination of inefficiencies
    • Continual self- development
    • Goal and quality oriented

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their Applications and CV's to: careers@dcp.com.ng

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