Job Description

Welcome to CR Advocates LLP law firm, a progressive, Kenyan based national law firm with a growing international practice. The Firm is a full-service law firm specialized in Commercial Corporate law and related practice areas with more than 20 years of cumulative experience. With a team of more than 25 professionals and still growing, CR Advocates LLP law firm has provided legal services to more than 5,000 satisfied clients since its inception from all over the world in a wide range of practice areas. Our client base stands as multinationals as well as medium-sized firms to startups. We always seek to completely understand our client’s specific legal needs and provide excellence in the services we offer focused on performance and customized to the reality of our clients; always ensuring that we provide clear, straight forward and pragmatic advice. Our multi-disciplinary team has both academic and specialized technical experience and continues to improve our skills through continuous learning and specialization. Our technological structure has comprehensively adopted the tech needs of the 21st-century law firm client. It allows us to serve our clients from the comfort of their offices or homes as well as help to connect our staff for effective, efficient and timely communication. Our services and spotless reputation have been recommended by the Lawyers Global. CR Advocates LLP Law firm is the exclusive member in Kenya for IR Global, a worldwide network of a unique and multi-disciplinary professional service network that provides legal, accountancy, financial advice to companies and individuals around the world and now covers over 155 jurisdictions; which guarantees us a global brand with local excellence Every time we successfully provide a legal solution to our clients, we believe we positively contribute to their wellbeing, their families, the nation’s economy and the world at large. When you engage with us today, you can always be sure that the CR Advocates LLP team will always be there for you because your business, your case, your problem; is as important to us as it is to you! Besides that, CR Advocates LLP law firm endeavours to take corporate and social responsibility as a brand and through its employees by developing internal wellness programs and participating in social responsibility activities in form of charitable causes. 

In undertaking the pupillage programme the pupil will get access to:

  • Mentorship and on the job training;
  • Direct exposure to various areas of practice within the law firm;
  • Execution the duties of an advocate (however not fully);
  • Interaction with highly skilled and competent Advocates of the High Court of Kenya.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drafting pleadings, commercial documents, perfection of securities documents and other documents within the firm’s practice areas for review and guidance by the pupil master.
  • In the company of Advocates, take client instructions, attend court and registries.
  • Filling and perusal of files.
  • Reading through the cases allocated to them and identifying reportable cases as per the Law Reporting Policy.
  • Preparation of case summaries for the cases identified as reportable as per the Law Reporting Policy.
  • Analyzing case law and synthesizing the trend of jurisprudence within a particular area of law.
  • Researching on precedent setting authorities within varied jurisdictions of common law
  • Liaising with judicial offers and judicial researchers in order to keep abreast with the development of jurisprudence within a given area of law
  • Writing analytical summaries of written arguments or evidence and assessing the argument in light of academic legal literature and case law
  • Carrying out research on changes which have taken place in the Laws of Kenya so as to facilitate revision of statutes
  • Conducting situational analysis of the legal systems.
  • Filling of LSK workbook weekly.
  • A current practicing certificate, or have completed a practical legal training course
  • Discuss learning and mentorship progress regularly.

Minimum Requirements

To qualify for a pupillage position with CR Advocates LLP, applicants must:

  • Have been admitted to the Advocates Training Programme at the Kenya School of Law in its current academic year and completed exams.
  • Hold an LLB degree from a reputable and qualified institution with no less than an upper second class honours;
  • Have interned in a law firm for at least 3-6 months from the time of joining campus.
  • Hold a KCSE Certificate (or equivalent) with a mean B average and a B grade in English;
  • Excellent professional conduct, etiquette and good work ethics.
  • Excellent communications skills in both verbal and written.
  • Computer literate.

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