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Senior Attorney


About Kakar Advocates LLC

Kakar Advocates, LLC is based in Kabul, Afghanistan, with U.S. and Afghan licensed attorneys on staff. The firm also is associated with DLA Piper, one of the largest law firms in the world. Kakar Advocates provides a full-service offering to its clients including legal services, development and business consultancy services, financial management services, and capacity training. More information about the firm is available at

Job Summary

Kakar Advocates seeks a registered Senior Attorney to assist with new and ongoing cases related to corporate, criminal and commercial law. The successful will join a team of talented attorneys working on significant cases with high-profile clients. This is not an entry-level position; candidates without the requisite experience cannot be considered.

Job Details

Date Posted: 02 Nov 2016 Reference: 005
Closing Date: 30 Nov 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Legal Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Any Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Agency Staff Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will undertake duties and responsibilities as directed/ requested by the Managing Partner, which may include:
• Drafting letters, legal briefs and contracts;
• Representing clients in courts or other governmental offices;
• Acting as counsel of record for clients;
• Managing matters related to client cases;
• Conducting legal research and analysis;
• Drafting case theories;
• Providing comprehensive legal support to fellow members;
• Integrating best practices and standards in handling clients and their cases;
• Attending meetings, conferences, interviews and trials; and
• Preparing and conducting legal training seminars;


Training will be provided. However, this is a mid-level position and the successful candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:
• Holding a law degree, with a minimum of five years of professional experience in civil, criminal and commercial courts. Master’s degree is preferred;
• Excellent knowledge of Afghan legal system and laws;
• Ability to produce high quality, well written legal documents and reports in English;
• Detail oriented with strong communication, research, analytical and writing skills;
• Ability to work both independently and as a team member in a deadline driven environment;
• Experience in drafting letters, briefs, contracts and case theories;
• Experience in handling mediations and negotiations;
• Excellent academic credentials from a recognized university;
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
• Excellent command of English, and local languages (Pashto, Dari);
• Effective computer skills: Microsoft Office Software, internet and emailing; and
• Registered with the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)


Masters Degree, Legal

Submission Guideline

Please note the following when applying:

• Mention position title on the subject of email;
• Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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