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Senior Lawyer

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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 www.KakarAdvocates.com.

Job Summary

Kakar Advocates seeks to hire multiple full-time Senior Attorneys who will be working at our firm in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Senior Lawyers should have a master’s degree and 7 years of experience in law filed. They should also be licensed in at least one jurisdiction. Based on qualifications and interests, the Senior Associate will have the opportunity to work on cases in the firm’s various practice areas as well as on ongoing legal reform consultancy projects.

Job Details

Date Posted: 18 Dec 2018 Reference: 0014
Closing Date: 18 Jan 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 3 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Law Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Any Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Lawyer will be performing the following tasks under the supervision of the Senior Counsel:
• Coaching associates and legal assistants, building capacity of associates and legal assistants, including periodical evaluation;
• Handling multiple matters simultaneously and independently;
• Responsibility for distribution of work among associates;
• Responsibility for legal end products to clients, which are legally solid and commercially viable;
• Client management in consultation with Managing Partner and Senior Counsel;
• Reporting to senior management on the progress of matters and general performance of the legal teams on a regular basis;
• Preparing case theories and memorandums;
• Creating and maintaining good rapport with the firm’s clients through effective and consistent communication and proper explanation of legal proceedings to clients;
• Representing clients independently or alongside other attorneys in all meetings, proceedings, and negotiations;
• Preparing reports that keep all stakeholders up-to-date on the progress of a case;
• Performing due diligence in legal matters concerning contracts and agreements;
• Prospecting for new clients through marketing, networking, writing articles and speaking engagements;
• Participate in business development and marketing related initiatives with a view to building the practice;
• Contribute to the firm values and culture through participation in CSR, pro-bono and social activities.

Qualifications

• Must have a Master in Law or equivalent;
• 7-10 years of experience in the legal system of Afghanistan;
• Excellent command of Pashto and Dari, able to speak English is a plus point;
• Ability to produce well-written legal documents and reports in Local Languages;
• Detail oriented with strong communication, research, analytical and writing skills;
• Should be licensed or in the process of being licensed in at least one jurisdiction;
• Salary will be commensurate with academic background and legal experience;

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)
AF AF 12

Education:

Masters Degree, Law

Submission Guideline

Please note the following when applying:

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

Submission Email

Jobs@KakarAdvocates.com

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