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Management Legal

Location:
Severn, Maryland, United States
Salary:
50000
Posted:
September 12, 2018

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Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation

Interpretation of laws, rulings & regulations for Clients

Legal Documentation

Administrative, Management & Mentoring Functions

PROFILE

Successful Attorney with over five (5) years of experience in legal practice

Master of Law in the Laws of the United States obtained from the University of Baltimore School of Law (LL.M)

Member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

Member of the International Association of Conflict Management (IACM)

Legally permitted to work in the United States

Adept for developing creative case strategies and arguing cases persuasively

Nimble and very quick to adapt to different legal situations

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Successfully argued five (5) briefs at courts of appeal and obtained favorable settlements in three (3) of the five (5) cases. Won two (2) divorce and custody cases and resolved three (3) landlord and tenant disputes.

Participated and contributed in arbitration and mediation hearings at Multi-door Court House that resulted in case resolutions.

Successfully managed cases from commencement through to trial and post-trial judgment proceedings.

Engaged in work-study program for twenty (20) hours per week for three (3) months during full-time study at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Experience

Senior Attorney 09/2009 – 12/2015

ICFNL Legal Practitioners – Lagos

Filed case pleadings and appeals in Federal Courts of Appeal

Regularly appeared on behalf of clients at High Courts and Courts of Appeal to defend cases

Developed strategies, arguments and trial techniques in preparation for cases

Documented legal drafts, opinions and reports and interpreted laws, rulings and regulations to clients

Explained available courses of action to clients as well as possible repercussions of responses to cases

Worked with legal team and management to resolve pre-litigation disputes

Resolved post-judgment litigation settlements and default judgment orders in favor of my clients.

Administrative Associate 03/2018 – 05/2018

University of Baltimore, School of Law – Baltimore, MD.

Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Centre for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC)

Drafted legal documents such as correspondence, drafts, memos and emails for school management staff

Received visitors and students and triaged connections and appearances with appropriate school staff. This also involved triaging calls and managing messages on behalf of school staff

Assisted with event planning and execution

Assisted with other office and clerical duties

Education

Masters of Law in the Laws of the United States (LL.M) 2018, University of Baltimore, School of Law, CGPA 3.57

July 2018 Washington DC Bar: Awaiting exam results release Oct/Nov 2018.

Bachelor at Law with Honors (BL) 2008, Nigerian Law School (Coursework in: Criminal Law & Procedure, Civil Procedure Law, Legal Drafting and Conveyancing, Company Law & Procedure, Law of Evidence and Legal Ethics)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB): Civil Law, 2007, University of Lagos (Coursework in: Jurisprudence, Law of Evidence, Company Law, Law of Commercial Transactions, Family Law, Law of Intellectual Property, Land Law, Equity and Trusts, Torts, Labor Law, Oil and Gas Law)

Professional Membership, Papers, Awards & Positions Held

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

The International Association for Conflict Management (IACM)

Author of the papers ‘Legal Protection of Children and Young Persons from and at work’, 2007 & ‘International Intervention in Domestic Conflicts – Case Study Libya and Syria

Recipient of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) Awards IACM Conference Scholarships for Student, 2014.



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