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Pupil - Law Firm (Nairobi)

Closing: Apr 15, 2024

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Published: Mar 26, 2024 (30 days ago)

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Overview

A medium sized law firm is seeking a highly motivated and talented Legal Pupil to join their dynamic team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in commercial law, conveyancing, and litigation. As a Legal Pupil, you will work closely with the advocates, honing your skills and contributing to our commitment to delivering exceptional legal services.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Hold an LLB degree from a reputable and qualified institution with no less than an upper second class honor’s
  • Hold a KCSE Certificate (or equivalent) with a mean B average and a B grade in English
  • Have interned in a law firm for at least 6 months from the time of joining campus
  • Computer proficiency.

Competencies and Skills

  • Legal research and analysis.
  • Drafting legal documents and correspondence.
  • Effective communication and negotiation.
  • Time management and organizational skills.
  • Client relationship management.
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking.
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Team collaboration.
  • Ethical and professional conduct.
Interested applicants should send their detailed CV and Cover Letter quoting the job title (PUPIL – LAW FIRM) as subject to reach us not later than 26th January 2024 to [email protected].


Responsibilities

Overview

A medium sized law firm is seeking a highly motivated and talented Legal Pupil to join their dynamic team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in commercial law, conveyancing, and litigation. As a Legal Pupil, you will work closely with the advocates, honing your skills and contributing to our commitment to delivering exceptional legal services.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Hold an LLB degree from a reputable and qualified institution with no less than an upper second class honor’s
  • Hold a KCSE Certificate (or equivalent) with a mean B average and a B grade in English
  • Have interned in a law firm for at least 6 months from the time of joining campus
  • Computer proficiency.

Competencies and Skills

  • Legal research and analysis.
  • Drafting legal documents and correspondence.
  • Effective communication and negotiation.
  • Time management and organizational skills.
  • Client relationship management.
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking.
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Team collaboration.
  • Ethical and professional conduct.
Interested applicants should send their detailed CV and Cover Letter quoting the job title (PUPIL – LAW FIRM) as subject to reach us not later than 26th January 2024 to [email protected].


  • Conduct thorough legal research to support case preparation and provide accurate and timely information to senior Advocates.
  • Prepare legal documents, including contracts, pleadings, agreements, perfection of securities documents and other documents within the firm’s practice areas for review and guidance by the pupil master.
  • In the company of Advocates take client instructions.
  • Assist in maintaining strong client relationships through effective communication and responsiveness to client inquiries.
  • Preparation of case summaries for the cases identified as reportable as per the Law Reporting Policy.
  • Filling and perusal of files.
  • Preparation of case summaries for the cases identified as reportable as per the Law Reporting Policy.
  • Conducting situational analysis of the legal systems
  • Attend court proceedings with senior Advocates, gaining exposure to litigation processes and courtroom etiquette.
  • Assist in the drafting and review of property-related documents, such as deeds, leases, and contracts.
  • Carrying out research on changes which have taken place in the Laws of Kenya so as to facilitate revision of statutes
  • Stay abreast of changes in legislation and ensure that all legal activities are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Provide support in negotiations, mediation, and settlement discussions, working closely with senior Advocates.
  • Writing analytical summaries of written arguments or evidence and assessing the argument in light of academic legal literature and case law
  • Liaising with judicial offers and judicial researchers in order to keep abreast with the development of jurisprudence within a given area of law
  • Review and analyze legal documents to identify potential issues and propose solutions.
  • Assist with administrative tasks, including file management, scheduling, and maintaining organized legal databases.


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