The Legal Resources Centre New Job Position

Posted on :

21 Aug, 2018

Category :

Legal Jobs in South Africa

The Legal Resources Centre is an independent, client-based, non-profit public interest law clinic, which uses law as an instrument of justice. It works for the development of a fully democratic society based on the principle of substantive equality, by providing free legal services for the vulnerable and marginalised, including the poor, homeless, and landless people and communities of South Africa who suffer discrimination by reason of race, class, gender, disability or by reason of social, economic and historical circumstances.

Job Title: Litigation Attorney 
Job Location: Johannesburg

Responsibilities:

  • Constitutional and public interest litigation
  • Regional and international law advocacy
  • Networking and presentations at seminars and conferences
  • Supervising and training of candidate attorneys and paralegals
  • Legal research in specified LRC focus areas
  • Drafting submissions to Parliament and regional and international mechanisms
  • Conducting small group and individual interviews
  • Establishing and maintaining contact with communities and ensuring that effective modes of communication within communities exist or are created for the dissemination of information
  • Reporting and compliance

Requirements:

  • Legal writing, research and communication skills
  • Strong advocacy, litigation, and case management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, independently and with others
  • Ability to network with partner organisations and donors
  • A commitment to strengthening public interest legal practice and transformation within the legal profession
  • A commitment to staff development and team work
  • Admission as a practicing attorney, preferably with right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa
  • An LLM degree in a human rights related field will be an advantage
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in constitutional and public interest litigation (Experience in socio-economic rights litigation and matters related to land claims, housing rights, access to basic services, and evictions will be an advantage)
  • Displayed human rights / socio-economic rights background at the domestic, regional or international level
  • Fluency in two official South African languages, including English
  • Willingness to travel within and outside of South Africa
  • Valid Drivers license

To apply, send a motivational letter, CV with copies of qualifications, a writing sample on no more than 10 pages on a related topic and two contactable references to [email protected]

The LRC is committed to transformation; applications from previously disadvantaged candidates are therefore strongly encouraged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 31st August, 2018

If you have not been contacted by 15 September 2018, consider your application unsuccessful.

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