SERI: Candidate Attorney

Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 15 April, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The SERI Law Clinic (SERI) 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 and other poor and marginalised communities. SERI’s practitioners appear regularly at all levels of the court system, up to and including the Constitutional Court. SERI has an enviable track record in obtaining and enforcing ground-breaking judgments.

SERI seeks to appoint 2 candidate attorneys (CAs) to be based in South Africa.

Start date: 1 January 2021

Remuneration: R240 000 per annum.

Requirements:

  • Essential:
    • LLB Degree.
    • Interest in and, some prior engagement with, human rights law or litigation.
  • Desirable:
    • Interest in, and experience of, research and publication.
    • Fluency in any of South Africa’s indigenous languages.

SERI is authorised by the Legal Practice Council to accept and train CAs. CAs are recruited for a fixed-term of two years, leading to qualification and admission as an Attorney. 

SERI wishes to contribute to the development of a new generation of human rights lawyers at the national and international level. Accordingly, the positions carry with them significant opportunities for international travel and continuing professional training and development.

If you are interested in either of these posts, please send a CV, together with a covering letter to Princess Nkuna at princessn@seri-sa.org. In your letter, provide a detailed explanation of why you are interested in working for SERI, and what qualities and experience you would bring to the post.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Generalised covering letters, which do not engage with SERI’s activities and purpose, will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and will be expected to make themselves available for interview in May or June 2020.

The successful candidate will also join the Bertha Justice Fellowship Programme.

You can find out more about SERI on www.seri-sa.org and www.fightingforaliving.org.

You can learn more about that programme on http://berthafoundation.org/lawyers

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
South Africa

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