Legal Officer Job At Discovery Cycle Professional

Legal Officer Job At Discovery Cycle Professional

Discovery Cycle Professionals A Division of Discovery Cycle Limited is a global network of experienced academics and consultants assembled to provide world-class knowledge-based services globally. DCP has diverse experience across different professional fields and offers a wide-range of multi-disciplinary professional services. DCP has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. Over the years, DCP has developed a wide range of multi-disciplinary professional services covering both the private and public sectors of the economy through the “DCP Ecosystem.


Job Title: Officer Legal

Location 
Abuja

Job Field
Law, Legal

Main Function
Officer, Legal, is a corporate officer that handles the legal affairs of the organisation. The legal officer works with other legal staff to address the internal and external legal concerns of the business.
This professional must have superb legal skills and discipline to keep the organisation functioning and out of legal trouble.

Role Responsibility
To provide general counsel to the company in all dealings with clients
To send out initial correspondence to individuals who contact us to seek help
To assist with the profitably management of various legal projects
To compile information from correspondence from clients, and if necessary from the family/legal team, Foreign Office and other bodies in order to make an informed summary of the individual&l’s current case
To enter and maintain accurate information about cases and contacts in databases and archives
To present a simplified summary of cases to the casework team at a weekly review meeting, providing specific information on the status and vulnerability of the client
Drafting responses to everyone who contacts us for help including, with the support of the caseworkers, generic advice and referrals to other organisations and lawyers
To carry out ad hoc legal research to assist the caseworkers
Drafting agreement as required for new and existing contacts/clients.
There will be occasions where the Legal Intern will be required to carry out additional tasks for the policy team, but the nature of these jobs will be dependent on the needs of the policy team at the time

Project Management
Directly involved in the creation and execution of project work plans and revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
Idea Generation:

Qualification
Good bachelor’s degree in Law LLB.
Call to the Nigerian Bar BL.
Post graduate qualification may be an added advantage.

Skills and Physical Competencies
Good writing and communication skills
The ability to prioritise and work under a tight schedule
Computer skills
In depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles
The ability to analyse legal documents for accuracy
Analytical skills
Transferable skills

Behavioral Qualities
Candidate must have up-to-date knowledge of the internal and granular activities of a legal department, including, but not limited to:
Legal research
Proactive identification and elimination of inefficiencies
Continual self and subordinate development
Goal and quality oriented

Experience
2-5 years cognate post qualification experience in a top-tier law firm or large organisation

Interested Candidates should send CV to [email protected]

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