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Vacancy Title: Associate

Deadline of this Job: 30th November 2023
Duty Station: Within Kampala, Uganda, East Africa



Job details:

We are looking for an Associate to provide current, timely, and professional legal advice to Clients in accordance with relevant laws, under the firm name, and to represent clients as may be assigned. This Associate will also participate in and contribute to the growth of the firm in all aspects.



Main Responsibilities:

  • Interviewing clients and providing them with expert legal advice and analysis of the strength of their case as may be assigned by the Partners.
  • Prepare and draft legal documents, resolutions, and agreements for all assigned cases
  • Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file cases in the courts of Judicature as required.
  • Generate a summary of billable work, pursue opportunities for new business, and design client strategies that maximize client growth and retention for the firm.
  • Liaise with and pursue action from various government offices per clients’ needs.
  • Attend advocate meetings and confer with the team on a regular basis to coordinate mandates, brainstorm ideas, give status reports, and develop strategies for the next action.
  • Input and submit weekly reports within set timelines.



The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • Excellent critical thinking and legal analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Legal drafting is key.
  • Ability to follow up and close issues
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, and other legal processes and regulations • Good problem-solving skills, with the ability to make sound judgments and decisions
  • Computer literacy.



Qualifications and Experience

  • Academic: Bachelor of Laws Degree from a recognized institution.
  • Professional: Diploma in Legal Practice (LDC) or approved Bar Association, with practicing license. • Experience: 3-5 years’ experience as a practicing attorney.
  •  Working knowledge of commercial and corporate transactions is an added advantage.



Send your application via email to [email protected]