Senior Lawyer

  Kakar Advocates LLC
Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 3682
Date Posted:Dec 18, 2018
Closing Date:Dec 30, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:3
Functional Area:Legal
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Kakar Advocates LLC:


Kakar Advocates, LLC, is a full-service international commercial law firm based in Kabul, Afghanistan. We are a diverse group of lawyers uniquely positioned to provide a broad range of legal services to international and Afghan business enterprises. Driven by the passion for teamwork, global outlook and local execution, we strive to serve our clients efficiently and effectively to help them achieve their business goals and objectives. Our team combines international experience with local knowledge to provide the highest standard of service to clients. The team includes internationally trained attorneys, Afghan attorneys, tax and corporate consultants, as well as Afghan government relation specialists. The attorneys have worked in large and prominent US law firms, in addition to occupying important positions, among others, as Advisor to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff, Advisor to the Attorney General, Advisor to the Minister of Justice, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of a commercial bank, US Army Judge Advocate, Senior Defense Counsel, scholar at Harvard Law School, and U.S. diplomat in the Middle East.

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 5 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.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Senior Associate Attorney 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 progress of matters and general performance of the legal teams on a regular basis;

Preparing case theories and memorandums;

Creating and maintain 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 of 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.

Job Requirement:

Must have a Juris Doctorate (JD), LLM Degree, or equivalent;

Near-native command of English, in speech and writing;

Ability to produce well-written legal documents and reports in English;

Detail oriented with strong communication, research, analytical and writing skills;

Should be licensed in at least one jurisdiction;

Solid computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point);

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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