Legal counsel (Full time)

   Lagos ,

   3 months ago

Job Summary

As a Legal Counsel, your primary role is to provide legal advice and guidance to your organization or clients. This includes interpreting laws and regulations, assessing legal risks, and advising on compliance issues. You'll draft and review contracts, agreements, and other legal documents, as well as represent the organization in legal proceedings, negotiations, and settlements. Additionally, you'll conduct legal research, stay updated on relevant laws and regulations, and collaborate with other departments to ensure legal compliance and mitigate legal risks. Strong analytical, communication, and negotiation skills are essential in this role, along with a thorough understanding of applicable laws and regulations in the relevant industry or jurisdiction.

Job duties and responsibilities
  • - Provide legal advice and support to management and employees on various legal matters.

    - Draft, review, and negotiate contracts, agreements, and legal documents.

    - Ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and industry standards relevant to the company's operations.

    - Manage litigation and legal disputes, including working with external counsel when necessary.

    - Conduct legal research and analysis to stay informed about changes in the legal landscape.

    - Develop and implement policies and procedures to mitigate legal risks and ensure compliance.

    - Collaborate with other departments to address legal issues and support business objectives.

     

Job requirements and qualifications
  • The qualifications for a Legal Counsel typically include:

    1. Education: A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school is typically required. Some positions may also require additional specialized education or advanced degrees in a specific area of law.

    2. Legal licensure: Legal Counsel must be licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction where they will be providing legal advice. This usually involves passing a state bar exam or an equivalent licensing examination.

    3. Experience: Relevant work experience in the legal field is essential. This may include experience working in law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, or other legal settings. Experience in specific areas of law relevant to the organization's operations, such as contract law, employment law, intellectual property law, or regulatory compliance, is often preferred.

    4. Skills: Legal Counsel need strong analytical, research, and problem-solving skills to interpret laws and regulations, assess legal risks, and provide effective legal advice. Excellent communication and negotiation skills are also crucial for drafting legal documents, representing clients, and collaborating with other stakeholders.

    5. Knowledge: A comprehensive understanding of relevant laws, regulations, and legal principles is essential for Legal Counsel. This includes staying updated on changes in the law and industry-specific regulations that may impact the organization.

    6. Professional ethics: Legal Counsel must adhere to high ethical standards and maintain client confidentiality. They should demonstrate integrity, professionalism, and a commitment to upholding the rule of law.

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Salary
  • 250,000 - 350,000
Minimum Experience
  • 3 years
Maximum Experience
  • 5 years
Application Deadline: 30th June, 2024


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