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Executive Solicitor


Job Length:Permanent


Firm:Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Job Type:

Email Address:careers@dlrcoco.ie


Practice Area:In-House/ Public Sector

Web Address:http://www.dlrcoco.ie

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is seeking to recruit an Executive Solicitor. The Executive Solicitor is assigned to a team of solicitors allocated to a specific body of work under the management of a Senior Solicitor. Each Executive Solicitor is responsible for the conduct and management of the legal files allocated to them.

Responsibilities include securing instructions, advising client departments on legal issues arising, instructing counsel, conducting legal proceedings and managing legal transactions. Duties also include participation in weekly team meetings, routine administration of allocated legal files and compliance with office policies and procedures and other such duties as may be assigned from time to time, assist client departments with developing policies and procedures to ensure that they are legally robust.

It is expected that Executive Solicitors will work on their own initiative, proactively progress and manage their files, and deliver results and value for money to the Council in the delivery of legal services. 

Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed applications:

  • Have been admitted and enrolled as a Solicitor in the State;
  • Have at least 3 years satisfactory experience as a Solicitor, including adequate experience of conveyancing and court work, after admission and enrolment as a Solicitor, and
  • Possess a high standard of professional training and experience.

The ideal candidate shall:

  • Hold a current practicing certificate from the Law Society of Ireland or be entitled to hold such a practicing certificate;
  • Possess excellent professional knowledge and skills in the candidate’s own area of expertise and shall be able to demonstrate strong knowledge of general conveyancing and a working knowledge of litigation. Lack of litigation knowledge should not be taken as a bar to applying for this post;
  • Have excellent IT skills, to include proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook), some experience with legal case management systems and ability to conduct legal research using commonly used online applications and legal websites;
  • Shall have excellent interpersonal and communications skills and an ability to engage with a wide range of people to include working in multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Flexibility, adaptability and ability to engage with new areas of law;
  • Shall have good organisational skills, an ability to work within team structures and demonstrates initiative and new ideas in relation to their work.

Completed applications, on the official form, should be emailed to careers@dlrcoco.ie and reach Human Resources, County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin not later than 12 noon on Thursday 2 April 2020. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

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