Senior Legal Counsel are responsible for advising and managing junior staff. They usually specialize in a particular area of law, such as tax law or corporate law. Research skills: Legal counsel must be able to research legislation, precedents and other legal information to support their arguments. You need to be able to find the information you need quickly and efficiently. This may include knowing where to find legal information and how to access it. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in law, including legal analysis, research and writing, including five years in maritime law and maritime affairs law, is required. Experience in substantive oversight of intergovernmental meetings is required. Experience in organizing or participating in international meetings on ocean affairs and the law of the sea is desirable. Competencies Professionalism: In-depth theoretical knowledge of the practical application of international law, in particular the law of the sea and related fields. Knowledge of international legal instruments and procedures. Ability to apply legal skills to analyze a variety of complex and unusual legal issues and problems and develop innovative and creative solutions.
Strong analytical skills and ability to conduct in-depth legal research on a range of topics, including those of a unique and/or complex nature; Fluency in legal drafting and expression and ability to prepare legal briefs, opinions and various legal instruments and related documents. Discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive and complex legal issues. Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement. Ability to provide innovative project management leadership by leading and/or overseeing the planning, development and management of operations. Ability to work under time pressure and manage multiple simultaneous projects/cases. Knowledge of contemporary international relations and the United Nations system, organizations and interrelations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrate professional competence and subject matter proficiency; is conscientious and efficient in fulfilling obligations, meeting deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; perseverance in the face of difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations. Take responsibility for the inclusion of gender perspectives and the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Senior legal counsel can play a key role in this process by helping to create and manage these teams.
They must be able to identify the areas where the law is evolving most rapidly and determine how best to use the firm`s resources to meet clients` needs. As Senior Counsel, you will be in a unique position to influence your company`s ethical culture. By fostering a culture of honesty and transparency, you can ensure that your business complies with all applicable laws and regulations. In addition, you can also help develop policies and procedures that encourage ethical behavior among employees. Many senior legal advisor positions also require a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. The J.D. is a professional doctorate that lasts three years. Students spend the first two years at the Faculty of Law and the final year with an internship in a legal environment. Responsibilities In the area of concentration and delegated duties, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: • Act as a recognized expert in ocean affairs and the law of the sea and deal independently with a wide range of multidisciplinary, highly complex and often sensitive and/or adversarial legal issues related to matters relating to the law of the sea, incorporating the interpretation and application of the instruments into the present document. Range.
• Coordinates and directs teams of other legal officers, directs and supervises the work of junior staff; can assist the Director/Senior Counsel in the general direction and administration of the Unit, organize and prioritize workload, and ensure overall coordination and supervision of tasks related to legal work. • Make different types of recommendations to senior management on action to be taken; The recommendations are generally accepted as suggested. •Provide relevant legal advice on a wide range of highly complex or emerging substantive and procedural issues relating to the law of the sea, which may include issues relating to the development of the ocean legal order as reflected in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. and the functioning of the bodies established under this Convention or related instruments. • Organizes and supervises research studies and preparation of legal opinions as well as in-depth legal research and analysis on highly complex or emerging legal issues and issues and prepares legal opinions, studies, briefs, reports and correspondence. •Services provided by intergovernmental bodies and conferences, commissions, committees, task forces, expert groups and other bodies in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, including preparation of background papers, summaries of topics and views of delegations, meeting reports, etc. •Assists in promoting inter-agency coordination and cooperation within relevant mechanisms such as UN-Oceans. • Serves as required on various standing bodies, committees, ad hoc working groups and working groups; promotes the work of the United Nations and represents the Organization at meetings, conferences, seminars, etc. •Contributes to the review and design of new or new applications of legal instruments, policies, guidelines, systems, etc. •Monitors and participates in the preparation of the group`s legal publications.
Ability to analyze legal issues and draft legal texts. On-the-job training for senior legal counsel varies by employer. You will learn about the specific procedures and requirements of the company and industry. You will also learn how to interact with customers and other departments. Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for analysing the status of implementation of resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), 2396 (2017), 2617 (2021) and other relevant resolutions adopted by selected Member States in the Section`s portfolio. Prepare inventory documents on the assessment of measures taken by Member States within the Section`s portfolio to combat terrorism. prepares and participates in assessment visits to Member States of the Counter-Terrorism Section to assess their compliance with relevant Security Council resolutions and international counter-terrorism instruments, makes recommendations for the effective implementation of Security Council resolutions and identifies related capacity-building needs. Prepares draft assessment reports and proposes technical solutions to resolve state compliance issues. Follow up with the Member States identified in the section to ensure progress in the implementation of the Committee`s evaluation recommendations.
liaise with relevant United Nations agencies and technical assistance donors to facilitate the provision of technical assistance needs to Member States in need. Provides authoritative legal advice on a variety of complex legal and counter-terrorism issues. Prepares a global implementation survey and its updates on state strengths, gaps and best practices in the fight against terrorism. cooperate with international, regional and sub-regional organisations to facilitate and, where necessary, coordinate follow-up in order to strengthen capacities to counter terrorism and violent extremism; identify States, regional organizations and implementing organizations capable of providing technical assistance to other States in need and cooperate with them to facilitate this role, both bilaterally and through well-coordinated strategic multinational efforts; Prepares briefings and special events for the Committee on thematic or regional issues. Contains draft recommendations for consideration by the Counter-Terrorism Committee focusing on more effective and comprehensive implementation by States of relevant Security Council resolutions and international counter-terrorism instruments, and contributes to the promotion of international cooperation to facilitate the implementation of resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), 2396 (2017), 2617 (2021) and others Debates of the European Parliament Liaise and engage in active dialogue with Member States, international/regional and subregional organizations and, as appropriate, civil society – Serve as the focal point for the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate with relevant United Nations bodies, including the relevant Working Group of the Office of Counter-Terrorism, as well as with other relevant international and regional bodies. Represents the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate at international and regional events, as required. Perform other Office tasks and tasks as needed. The demand for legal advice depends largely on the overall health of the economy. As the economy grows, the demand for legal services increases, as businesses and organizations need more legal services, such as contracts and intellectual property (IP) protection, as they grow. However, during the economic downturn, the demand for legal services decreases as businesses and organizations often try to reduce costs by reducing their reliance on outside legal counsel. Good knowledge of the legal principles applicable to intellectual property rights.
d. Preparation and provision of guides, legal opinions, publications and other documents related to the functions and activities of the group. A minimum of seven years of relevant legal experience, including in the field of intellectual property in the public or private sector, with specific experience in the field of patents and technology. A career as a legal advisor is a great way to start your legal career. As a legal advisor, you will work with lawyers and other legal professionals to assist them with their cases.