Junior Associate at Equity Juris Chambers (EJC): (Deadline 15 June 2022)

Junior Associate at Equity Juris Chambers (EJC): (Deadline 15 June 2022)

Junior Associate at Equity Juris Chambers (EJC): (Deadline 15 June 2022)

About Job Vacancy:

Job title: Junior Associate

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Position type: Full time (with an initial probation)

About EJC:

Equity Juris Chambers (EJC) is one of Rwanda’s leading law firms providing comprehensive business legal services to a range of clients.

As part of its human resource development plans, the firm would like to recruit a junior associate lawyer.

Job Description:

The candidate will serve as a generalist in the office with responsibilities including, among other things, routine and complex contract drafting, review and negotiation, litigation support and management, legal research support, dispute resolution, handling filings with regulatory authorities and legal advice on regulatory procedures and practices.

The candidate will work closely with a supervising Partner, who shall assign the day-to-day duties which will involve a wide range of matters reflecting the complex and diverse commercial matters handled by EJC, including but not limited to the following:

  • Analyze and help prepare and negotiate contracts, corporate organizational documents, legal opinions and other documents needed to carry out EJC’s objectives.
  • Under the direction of a supervising Partner, advise clients on legal issues, as requested.
  • Under the direction of a supervising Partner, research and provide information concerning legal and policy issues of concern to EJC in areas such as contracts, regulatory issues, civil procedure, and other matters.
  • Assist with conducting due diligence; work with a supervising Partner on corresponding investigations as needed.
  • Assist the designated Partner with pursuing alternative dispute resolution, pursuing and defending litigation, and settling outstanding matters. Assist in preparing briefs, complaints, answers and replies, and make appearances and motions as needed. Present evidence at administrative hearings in cases of moderately complex issues, under the direction of a supervising Partner.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in law recognized in Rwanda, or equivalent (a master’s degree in commercial/business law would be an added advantage).
  • Diploma in legal practice recognized in Rwanda, or equivalent.
  • 0 – 3 years post-qualification experience doing legal work.
  • Must be a Rwandan national.

Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and good command of Kinyarwanda.
  • Demonstrable versatility in the use of information and communication technology (MS office applications and PDF managers).

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, documentation, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and propose solutions.
  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Multi-tasking skills.
  • Must be a self-motivated person able to work with minimal supervision.

How to Apply:

All interested candidates are invited to submit their application enclosed with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic documents and other relevant work certificates not later than 15 June 2022 at 12 PM, to:

Email: admin@equityjuris.com

Subject Line: Application for Junior Associate Position

Only successful Candidates will be contacted. 

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