Candidate Attorney Graduate Programme at Fasken Martineau

Candidate Attorney (2017) (150116-1) - Fasken Martineau
Job Title Candidate Attorney (2017)
Department Legal
Job Type Classification Graduate Programme/Candidate Attorney
Location – Town / City Sandton
Location – Province Gauteng
Job Description We are a business law firm with particular expertise in mining and energy, construction and engineering, infrastructure and power, project finance and mergers and acquisitions.

We employ top candidates looking to specialise in business law and make a positive contribution to society. We are an equal opportunity employer who rejects any form of discrimination and rewards excellence.

We offer excellent hands-on practical training in specialised areas of law, under exceptional guidance and mentoring. At Fasken Martineau, we strive to provide you with all the necessary training, guidance and support to allow you to achieve your goals.

Fasken Martineau is a great place to work, offering a vibrant and collegial atmosphere where you will be involved in challenging and interesting matters and transactions which are often of a high profile nature.

As part of our recruitment process, we select only those candidates who we believe have the potential to become directors at Fasken Martineau. As a result, we do not employ more candidate attorneys than we expect to accommodate as associates after the completion of their articles.

Required Skills LLB Degree with above average grades.

The ideal candidate has the potential to, with experience and development, display the following characteristics:
i) the intellectual ability to analyse and solve problems
ii) the ability to communicate effectively
iii) the ability to develop their own knowledge base and that of the firm
iv) the ability to deliver excellent client service
v) well developed personal and organisational skills
vi) the ability to develop a client base within, and eventually outside of, the firm
vii) the ability to gain the professional confidence of others.

We look for a well rounded individual who has integrity and an excellent work ethic.

Duties & Responsibilities To maintain the firm’s high standards of excellence in service delivery to clients, and approach each task with enthusiasm and a desire to deliver work of a high standard, whilst seizing every opportunity to learn and grow in experience.

To be involved in projects and work as part of a larger team – exposing you to a broad range of skills and providing you with hands on experience.

To join and engage with voluntary committees and key elements in civil society.

Reporting to a Director alongside a team of specialised professionals, you will be required to, amongst other things:
i) provide support to other lawyers within the firm in all aspects of legal practice
ii) assist in the preparation of matters for trials or hearings
iii) research and prepare legal opinions
iv) attend consultations with clients, witnesses and experts
v) attend pre-trial conferences and trial proceedings
vi) liaise with counsel, experts, clients and opponents
vii) attend to the day-to-day management of files under the supervision of other lawyers
viii) draft agreements, letters and other legal documents
ix) conduct other daily legal practices.

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