Senior Associate Attorney

Doctorate   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 721
Date Posted:Sep 22, 2019
Reference:19/08/03
Closing Date:Oct 22, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Law
Nationality:Any
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 - 7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:English

About Kakar Advocates LLC:

Kakar Advocates LLC is based in Kabul, Afghanistan, with a liaison office in the US. 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 a full-time Senior Associate Attorney who will be working at our firm in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Senior Associate Attorney should have a JD (Juris Doctorate) degree and minimum 5 years of experience in law field. The candidate should also be licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction. Based on qualifications and interests, the Senior Associate Attorney will have the opportunity to work on cases in the firm’s various practice areas as well as on ongoing legal reform consultancy projects.

Skills Required:

Team Working skillsTechnical knowledge Research & Management skillswriting skillTime management skillsCommunication Ms.Office Programs

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Senior Associate Attorney will be performing the following tasks under the supervision of the Senior Counsel:

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

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate (JD), LL.M. degree, or equivalent;
  • Near-native command of English, oral and written;
  • Ability to produce well-written legal documents and reports in English;
  • Detail-oriented with strong communication, time management skills, research, analytical and writing skills;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction;
  • Solid computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point);

Job Keywords:

Senior Lawyers, Senior Associate, Law, Legal, Law Firm

Submission Guideline:

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

Submission Email:

  jobs@kakaradvocates.com