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Legal Associate

  • Location:

    Malaysia

  • Sector:

    Monroe Professional Services

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Mirosha Somasundram

  • Contact email:

    mirosha.som@monroeconsulting.com.my

  • Job ref:

    BBBH435645_1702270356

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-02-21

  • Client:

    Monroe Consulting Group


Executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group's Professional Division is partnered with an established law firm based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our distinguished client is currently seeking to hire for a Junior Lawyer who will be responsible in assisting the partners of the firm in all litigation related matters. This position is a strategic learning role, being mentored by various leaders within the litigation realm.

Job Responsibilities:

  • To assist the partners in all litigation matters, including all administrative matters such as e-filing and management of all aspects of the file.
  • To work together with the administrative staff and outsourced service providers.
  • To attend to research of various legal topics for the purposes of the file, resources will be provided to attend such research.
  • To attend to all legal drafting of cause papers and letters in respect of the file;
  • Attend meetings with clients, as and when required by the partners or the requirement of the respective clients;
  • Work together with the other legal assistants in resolving an issue faced when needed;
  • Attend court when required, either virtually or physically; and
  • Ensure that each file handled shall be managed efficiently, neatly and in a proper manner.


The successful candidate for this role will be able to demonstrate:

  • Educational requirement: completed law degree (Juris Doctor or equivalent).
  • Work experience: At least 2 years of experience within the litigation line, from commercial/law firms.
  • Bar Admission (this is a preference): This involves passing the bar exam and meeting other admission requirements.
  • Research Skills: Junior lawyers must be adept at legal research to analyse statutes, regulations, and case law.
  • Writing Skills: Strong written communication skills are essential, as this role requires you to draft legal documents such as contracts, pleadings, and memos.
  • Analytical Skills: Analyse complex legal issues, identify relevant facts, and apply legal principles to provide sound advice to clients or to support litigation efforts.
  • Attention to Detail: Be meticulous in reviewing documents, contracts, and legal briefs to ensure accuracy.
  • Time Management: Effective time management skills to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Communication Skills: To articulate legal arguments, negotiate with opposing parties, and communicate clearly with clients.
  • Teamwork: Able to work well in a team, taking guidance from more experienced attorneys and contributing effectively to the overall goals of the firm.
  • Client Interaction: Strong interpersonal skills are essential for building and maintaining client relationships.
  • Adaptability: Adaptable and stay updated on legal developments to provide informed and effective legal advice.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrating professionalism in dealings with clients, colleagues, and the court is fundamental. This includes maintaining a high level of integrity, reliability, and accountability