Legal Assistant in Lagos, Nigeria

at BentFill Associate

Industry
Legal Services
Specialization
Law Practice
Minimum Qualification
MBA / MSc
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female

Job Description

Responsible for carrying out duties in a legal setting under the guidance of attorneys, including giving legal advice, researching information for court cases, and presenting cases in court.

Responsibilities

Assist attorneys in preparing for trials and court proceedings.
    Support attorneys in a legal office.
    Investigate the facts of cases and ensure that all relevant information is considered.
    Identify appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles, and other materials for assigned cases.
    Prepare legal arguments for lawsuits.
    Draft pleadings and motions filed in court.
    Secure affidavits.
    Assist attorneys during trials.
    Organize and track files from case documents and make them available and easily accessible to attorneys.
    Draft contracts, mortgages, and separation agreements.
    Supervise other law office employees.
    Delegate responsibilities.
    Maintain financial records.
    Search legal literature stored in computer databases and on CD-ROM.
    Track hours and bill to clients.

Requirements

Bachelor's degree with master's in any related.
oral, written, mass and interpersonal communications, as well as language, psychology and media studies.
Leadership skills on directing staff and overseeing projects.
Must also develop skills to ensure all materials are high-quality and accurate.
Must reside within Lagos.

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