Legal Internship Opportunities

Posted on :

7 Dec, 2015

Category :

Legal Jobs in South Africa

ProBono seeks an intern to join their company. Legal qualification (LLB) is needed for this opportunity.

INTERNSHIP POSITION, Commencing 1 January 2016

Remuneration: Commensurate with qualification and experience

Key responsibilities:

  • Consult with persons seeking legal assistance
  • Assess matters in terms of the ProBono.Org Criteria
  • Work in conjunction with ProBonono.Org staff Attorneys on the best strategy to deal with matters, such as direct assistance, litigation, mediation or another form of legal intervention
  • Prepare detailed briefs or memos for legal practitioners in matters that require pro bono legal assistance
  • Manage all matters from time of consultation until such a matter is closed or referred to an Attorney or Advocate
  • Maintain, build and enhance strong relationships with Attorneys, NGOs, CBOs, law clinics and other pro bono public interest law initiatives
  • Write reports on matters to be used as part of ProBono.Org’s reporting and communication functions, including Facebook and website
  • Attend workshops and seminars on behalf of ProBono.Org
  • Facilitate community and attorney workshops on behalf of ProBono.Org
  • Conduct research
  • Willingness to travel in and around Pretoria to legal clinics and for outreach and awareness programmes

Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrate interest in human rights work
  • Proactive attitude, with enthusiasm for ProBono.Org’s mission and vision
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

Qualifications required:

  • An appropriate legal qualification (LLB)

Please note that the closing date is 17 December and no late applications will be accepted.

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