Legal Officer

Job Summary

Company
Philippine Savings Bank
Industry
Banking/ Financial Services
Location
Metro Manila
Job Category:
Legal
Years of Experience
1 - 5 years
Function
Legal
Education
Bachelors/ Degree, Masters/ Post Graduate
Posted On
22nd Aug 2018

Job Description:

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Prepares and files Complaint, Answer, Motion or other pleadings in the assigned cases, within the prescribed / turn-around time, and in accordance with the evidence at hand, and latest applicable law and jurisprudence 
  • Present evidence for the Bank and obtain favorable orders/resolution/decisions in the assigned cases 
  • Ensure attendance of pre-trial conferences, trials, and other hearings of assigned cases 
  • Exhaust modes of amicable settlement on terms beneficial to the Bank, and ensure that the client’s proposals are properly conferred with the approving authorities 
  • Monitor periodically the status of cases by updating case files on what transpired in court hearings and noting therein Orders issued and motions / pleadings filed 
  • Coordinate with and assist the Bank’s external counsel in the latter’s handling of outsourced cases 
  • Ensures that the goals of Litigation Unit of Legal Services Department for the year are met 
  • Ensures the accurate and timely preparation and submission of reports, as requested by superiors 
  • Perform and conduct assessment of cases filed by/against the Bank, and perform other legal risk functions of the Legal Services Department, as requested by superiors 
  • Represents the Legal Services Department and attends in meetings with Bank management, clients, and third parties, affecting the interest of the Bank 
  • Performs other functions that may be assigned by superiors from time to time 


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor of Laws Degree 
  • Member of the Philippine Bar 
  • At least two 2 years experience in litigation



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About Us

PSBank is the thrift bank arm of the Metrobank Group. It started as a small neighborhood bank right at the heart of the historic Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila, which used to be the country’s commercial and business hub. We opened our first branch in the area on September 26, 1960. Backing our strength is our parent Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank), the banking arm of GT Capital Holdings, Inc., the publicly listed holding firm of the family of George S.K. Ty. We continue to strive to be the country's consumer and retail bank of choice by innovating our products and services to keep up with our clients' ever-evolving needs. We also aim to be recognized as the banking leader in providing exceptional customer experience at every encounter. We have expanded our presence to over 250 branches and more than 600 ATMs nationwide