Legal Counsel Job Description

The legal counsel provides legal advice to an organization.

The legal counsel may be an in-house attorney, or he or she may be an outside lawyer hired by the organization.

Legal counsel may be hired for a specific matter, or he or she may sometimes be retained to give legal advice on an on-going basis.

Legal counsel can also be hired to provide legal advice on a specific issue, such as a copyright or trademark infringement.

Legal counsel is typically responsible for protecting an organization’s legal rights.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Legal Counsel to join our team! We need someone who is passionate about the law and is excited to help us grow our business. If you have a strong legal background and are interested in joining a fast-paced, growing company, we want to hear from you!

Legal Counsel Duties:

  • Review and review contracts, leases, and legal documents in order to properly classify project costs.
  • Research and resolve legal concerns.
  • Prepare legal documents, such as letters, agreements, contracts, leases, etc.
  • Advise company leaders and managers on legal aspects of project management and operations.
  • Oversee, coordinate, and communicate all legal aspects of the company’s operations.

Legal Counsel Responsibilities:

  • Review and approve all contracts, agreements, and legal correspondence, maintaining confidentiality of clients’ information.
  • Perform legal research, draft documents, and manage contracts, agreements, and legal correspondence.
  • Prepare legal opinions and answers, including responses to Requests for Admissions and Interrogatories.
  • Prepare opinions and responses to motions and appeals, including briefs, motions, and appeals.
  • Perform legal research and analysis, and coordinate responses to and investigations by regulators, customers, and other parties.
  • Participate in management, business, and industry meetings.
  • Perform legal research.
  • Perform legal analysis.
  • Provide advice, counsel, and training to management.
  • Assist in the development of new policies, procedures, training materials, and guidelines.
  • Review and revise work assignments and employee manuals, policies, and procedures.
  • Provide regular employee briefings.

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree, JD preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience as legal counsel; experience with contract review, business development and corporate transactions.
  • Excellent analytical and communications skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong adaptability and problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortable working outside of traditional law firm structures.

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to success. We are committed to building a team that is reflective of our community and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer that values all people, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, , or age.