Posted on :
28 May, 2019
28 May, 2019
Job Title: Senior Attorney / Attorney
Job Location: South Africa
The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) Law Clinic seeks the services of an admitted attorney, to be appointed either as an Attorney or as a Senior Attorney. An attorney with at least three years’ post-admission experience and a higher appearance right qualifies for the post of Senior Attorney. An attorney with less than three years’ experience qualifies for the post of Attorney.
The SERI Law Clinic has a first-rate human rights practice, which encompasses constitutional and administrative law, criminal defence, defamation, labour law, property law, contract law (insofar as it involves consumer protection) and actions against the police and other delictual claims. SERI concentrates its work in South Africa’s townships, informal settlements, the Johannesburg inner city and other poor and marginalised communities. SERI’s practitioners appear regularly at all levels of the courts system, up to and including the Constitutional Court. SERI has an enviable track record in obtaining and enforcing ground-breaking judgments. You can find out more about SERI on www.seri-sa.org and www.fightingforaliving.org.
Reporting to the Director of Litigation, the Attorney will be expected to develop a litigation practice across a wide range of work, encompassing trial, motion and appeal work, including criminal, constitutional, administrative, labour, property and delictual matters. The Senior Attorney will, in addition, be expected to mentor, train and act as principal to one or more of SERI’s candidate attorneys, to deputise for the Director of Litigation where necessary, and to share with the Director of Litigation the responsibility of managing SERI’s caseload and its team of attorneys and candidate attorneys.
The requirements for the position are as follows –
Additional Requirements for Appointment as a Senior Attorney
The salary for the post of Senior Attorney will be in the region of R500 000 – R580 000 per annum. For the post of Attorney, the salary range is R320 000 to R400 000 per annum. Salary determinations will depend on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.
If you are interested in this post, please send a CV, together with a covering letter to Princess Nkuna at [email protected]-sa,org. In your covering letter, please specify why you’re interested in this post. Please also provide a detailed explanation of why you are interested in working for SERI in particular, and what qualities and experience you would bring to the post.
Generalised covering letters, which do not engage with SERI’s activities and purpose, will not be considered.
Application Deadline: Friday, 28 June, 2019