Associate Advocate Job in Mombasa, Kenya

Job Title: Associate Advocate

Reference: AD 2019

Recruiter: Stratostaff East Africa

Location: Mombasa, Kenya

Available: Immediately

Category: Experienced

Offer: Neg.

Profile Introduction: Our client, a leading law firm in Mombasa is looking to recruit for an Associate Advocate.

Role Summary: Giving personalized Legal services to a wide range of Corporate and Individual clientele.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Degree in Law from a recognized University.
  • Professional qualification – Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.
  • 2 years’ post admission experience
  • A member of the Law Society of Kenya with a Current Practicing certificate

Job Specification

  • Preparing and drawing all pleadings within the designated docket;
  • Conducting timely pre-trial preparations, authorities and witnesses;
  • Attending to Court punctually for hearing, Mentions, Rulings and Judgments and in line with the supervisor’s instructions;
  • Attending Courts, Tribunals, meetings with punctuality and readiness;
  • Prompt client update on the outcome of the Courts;
  • Ensuring all documents, correspondences and emails are properly filed in the server always and consistently updated in line with the firm’s policy;
  • Ensuring that all files under your care are neatly arranged and records promptly updated including emails and call logs; and
  • Attending to all status review meetings with the Supervisor at the Departmental level as scheduled and well prepared.
  • Timely attendance to Clients as follows:
  1. Attending to clients in the office promptly and well prepared
  2. Responding to emails within 12 hours of receipt;
  3. Responding to letters within 24 hours of receipt of instructions from the Supervisor; and responding to telephone messages within 2 hours of receipt of message.
  • Advising and circulating newsletters or e-alerts to Clients in respect of any new developments.
  • Advising and updating the Clients on all material developments in their matter on a regular basis.
  • Advising and updating Clients in respect of any new developments in law or practice relevant to their areas of interests.
  • Giving Clients sound legal opinions including unsolicited opinions in regard to matters under my care.
  • Attending to Client meetings in time and well prepared.
  • Preparing periodic reports to Clients in line with the Client’s reporting calendar and ensuring that clients have received the same and scheduled meetings with the relevant partners.
  • Attending periodic meetings with clients to boost business relationships.
  • Seeking periodic feedback from clients on whether they are satisfied with our services and discussing with the Partner areas of improvement.
  • Facilitating client trainings on new developments in law practice relevant to their areas of interests.
  • Billing/raising of fee notes by having a weekly updated statement of all outstanding fees and DRNs broken down on a client to client basis and with an aging analysis.
  • Collecting fees by preparing weekly/ monthly collection target list for follow up by Accounts Assistant.
  • Reviewing monthly billings and collections and ensuring that the set monthly targets are achieved.
  • Ensuring cost management on file to file basis in line with the Departmental targets.
  • Supervise and guide the pupils in the DRR Department.
  • Supervise and guide the legal assistants in the DRR Department.
  • Ensuring compliance with the set internal processes by the Pupils/Students under your supervision.
  • Conducting detailed research for review by the Advocate.
  • Attending and facilitating trainings with an objective of obtaining knowledge as per the training calendar.
  • Proper planning and time management.


  • Good Negotiation skills.
  • High level of integrity, transparency and accountability.
  • Good Drafting skills essential.
  • Basic financial and general management knowledge.
  • A good grasp of the socio-economic environment.
  • Punctuality in all meetings, internal and external and in attending court/tribunals.
  • Knowledge on emerging trends in Social, Economic and Political fields.
  • Presentable and professional at all times in appropriate dress code;
  • Good communication, problem-solving interpersonal and time management skills;
  • Organization and supervision skills

How to Apply

If you are qualified and up to the challenge send your Resume and Cover Letter to by 15th February 2019.

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Stratostaff is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Updated: February 10, 2019 — 4:01 pm