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Professional Support Lawyer in Litigation

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January 19, 2022

Reports to Head of Litigation

Role Description

We are seeking to recruit a Professional Support Lawyer to support the work of practitioners in our Litigation department. The role will involve the management of the department’s know-how and assisting in effective marketing initiatives including the production of articles.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

Know-how and training

  • Monitor and update the department on relevant developments including changes to legislation, court rules, practice directions, and relevant case law;
  • Monitor news media and social media for relevant content, and updating the department;
  • Provide training and updates to the department to assist in meeting continuing professional development requirements;
  • Manage the department’s legal know-how database to include research carried out, advices provided, and counsel’s opinions;
  • Draft, develop and manage the department’s precedent documentation database.
  • Coordinate the preparation of client updates/newsletters.

Marketing

  • Prepare articles on relevant topics and developments for publication by the department;
  • Update and maintain all litigation content on the firm’s website;
  • Assist in the preparation of brochures about the various sub-specialties within the litigation department;
  • Assist fee earners in the preparation of client presentations and talks;
  • Work with the partners on various business development initiatives;
  • Update and maintain the department’s database of contacts;
  • Assist with preparation for attendance at conferences, and with follow up afterwards;
  • Assist fee earners in the preparation of tenders and monitoring publications for relevant tenders.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Significant experience in litigation practice – ideally with a leading Irish or international law firm or at the Irish or UK Bars;
  • A strong interest in maintaining, developing and sharing relevant legal knowledge;
  • Excellent drafting skills;
  • Excellent legal research and presentation skills;
  • Familiarity with relevant sources such as news media websites, social media websites, legal websites etc;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills; the ability to manage a busy workload and meet the legal support requirements of practitioners within the department on a consistent and timely basis;
  • The ability to work on his/her own initiative.

Education

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an excellent academic background.
  • Be qualified as a solicitor or barrister in Ireland and/or another common law jurisdiction.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ PQE in practice and/or as a professional support lawyer.

Applications

Applications should be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae and sent by email to: HR@dilloneustace.ie