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Legal Advisor

Position: Legal Advisor  

Location: Abu Dhabi

Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Carries out integrated legal, legislative, regulatory, and/or related factual research and projects on behalf of the Office of University ; prepares interpretive reports based on research findings, and recommends appropriate solutions or actions.
  2. Researches key University policies and practices, both existing and proposed, to identify potential legal problems; makes recommendations for policy, procedure, or legislative changes, as appropriate.
  3. Supports the university in significant litigation and/or other trial-related matters, to include assistance with trial research, preparation, and presentation; drafts pleadings and discovery responses, prepares affidavits, gathers and organizes evidence and other information; drafts position statements or briefs for such proceedings.
  4. As assigned, works directly with external counsel on litigation cases.
  5. Assists in the preparation of negotiated agreements and settlements with commercial, governmental, and administrative entities, employees and/or members of the general public, as assigned.
  6. Undertakes continuing education, and remains abreast of current legal issues and trends, as required to maintain appropriate national accreditation within the field.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5-8  years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

 

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to use judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the judicial system and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and draw inferences from research findings, and prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of principles, procedures, and standards for drafting a range of complex legal documentation in area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of litigation and legal contract, agreement, and settlement procedures and documentation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging developments and trends within area of expertise.
  • Advanced working knowledge of legal research principles, methods, techniques, and resources.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex legal information to senior executive staff.
  • Strong investigative and problem resolution skills.