Overview

Legal Trainee, Fixed-Term Contract (English)

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent practical experience.
  • Internship/early career experience in a law firm or in a media/technology company in the Sub Saharan Africa region.
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working on numerous projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in data protection, copyright, technology, or media law.
  • Experience building relationships and communicating with people at all levels.
  • Experience in legal analysis and research.
  • Interest in technology and IT-relevant legal problems and recent developments.
    About The Job

As a Legal Trainee and part of the Google Regional Legal team in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), you will play an important role in helping us respond to some of the legal challenges of the information age. You will get an insight into a variety of legal challenges at Google and YouTube, learning to expect the unexpected while promoting the development of internet law in an unconventional environment.

Based in Nairobi, the legal department of Google offers an opportunity to join the team and assist with legal matters. In this role, you will enhance your organizational skills, attention to detail, and adaptability, while also getting the opportunity to demonstrate that you have sound legal judgment, can learn quickly in a fast-paced international environment, and can communicate confidently at all levels.

Available to start in October 2021 for a 12 month contract.

20th century laws don’t always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for working with some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you’re a patent attorney, an intellectual property expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you address unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.

Responsibilities

  • Resolve internal escalations and various legal requests from users and third-parties in relation to Google services.
  • Assist the Legal team in the preparation and management of court actions and in subsequent analysis.
  • Assist in a variety of projects, such as the localization of new Google Products, marketing assessments, and the review and drafting of agreements.
  • Conduct research on a variety of legal topics including internet and data protection laws, copyright, consumer, media, and advertising regulations, etc.
  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of internal knowledge databases for the Legal team.
  • Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form .

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