Associate Advocate Job in Mombasa, Kenya

By | February 10, 2019

Associate Advocate Job in Mombasa, Kenya
Job Title: Associate Advocate
Reference: AD 2019
Recruiter: Stratostaff East Africa
Location: Mombasa, Kenya
Available: Immediately
Category: Experienced
Offer: Neg.
Profile Introduction: Our client, a leading law firm in Mombasa is looking to recruit for an Associate Advocate.
Role Summary: Giving personalized Legal services to a wide range of Corporate and Individual clientele.
Qualifications / Requirements

  • Degree in Law from a recognized University.
  • Professional qualification – Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.
  • 2 years’ post admission experience
  • A member of the Law Society of Kenya with a Current Practicing certificate

Job Specification

  • Preparing and drawing all pleadings within the designated docket;
  • Conducting timely pre-trial preparations, authorities and witnesses;
  • Attending to Court punctually for hearing, Mentions, Rulings and Judgments and in line with the supervisor’s instructions;
  • Attending Courts, Tribunals, meetings with punctuality and readiness;
  • Prompt client update on the outcome of the Courts;
  • Ensuring all documents, correspondences and emails are properly filed in the server always and consistently updated in line with the firm’s policy;
  • Ensuring that all files under your care are neatly arranged and records promptly updated including emails and call logs; and
  • Attending to all status review meetings with the Supervisor at the Departmental level as scheduled and well prepared.
  • Timely attendance to Clients as follows:
  1. Attending to clients in the office promptly and well prepared
  2. Responding to emails within 12 hours of receipt;
  3. Responding to letters within 24 hours of receipt of instructions from the Supervisor; and responding to telephone messages within 2 hours of receipt of message.
  • Advising and circulating newsletters or e-alerts to Clients in respect of any new developments.
  • Advising and updating the Clients on all material developments in their matter on a regular basis.
  • Advising and updating Clients in respect of any new developments in law or practice relevant to their areas of interests.
  • Giving Clients sound legal opinions including unsolicited opinions in regard to matters under my care.
  • Attending to Client meetings in time and well prepared.
  • Preparing periodic reports to Clients in line with the Client’s reporting calendar and ensuring that clients have received the same and scheduled meetings with the relevant partners.
  • Attending periodic meetings with clients to boost business relationships.
  • Seeking periodic feedback from clients on whether they are satisfied with our services and discussing with the Partner areas of improvement.
  • Facilitating client trainings on new developments in law practice relevant to their areas of interests.
  • Billing/raising of fee notes by having a weekly updated statement of all outstanding fees and DRNs broken down on a client to client basis and with an aging analysis.
  • Collecting fees by preparing weekly/ monthly collection target list for follow up by Accounts Assistant.
  • Reviewing monthly billings and collections and ensuring that the set monthly targets are achieved.
  • Ensuring cost management on file to file basis in line with the Departmental targets.
  • Supervise and guide the pupils in the DRR Department.
  • Supervise and guide the legal assistants in the DRR Department.
  • Ensuring compliance with the set internal processes by the Pupils/Students under your supervision.
  • Conducting detailed research for review by the Advocate.
  • Attending and facilitating trainings with an objective of obtaining knowledge as per the training calendar.
  • Proper planning and time management.

Competencies

  • Good Negotiation skills.
  • High level of integrity, transparency and accountability.
  • Good Drafting skills essential.
  • Basic financial and general management knowledge.
  • A good grasp of the socio-economic environment.
  • Punctuality in all meetings, internal and external and in attending court/tribunals.
  • Knowledge on emerging trends in Social, Economic and Political fields.
  • Presentable and professional at all times in appropriate dress code;
  • Good communication, problem-solving interpersonal and time management skills;
  • Organization and supervision skills

How to Apply
If you are qualified and up to the challenge send your Resume and Cover Letter to vacancies@stratostaff.co.ke by 15th February 2019.
Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Stratostaff is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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