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ProBono.Org: Staff Attorney

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 13:29
ProBono.Org
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment
ProBono.Org is a young, dynamic non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works with the private legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the poor. The organisation harnesses the enormous skill, might and strength of the South African private legal fraternity to cases and clients that we identify.

ProBono.Org seeks to appoint a Staff Attorney, based in Durban.

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic public interest attorney.


Responsibilities:

  • Screen clients in accordance with ProBono.Org criteria;
  • Recruit legal professionals to undertake pro bono work and referring clients to such legal professionals;
  • Create opportunities and for legal professionals to undertake pro bono work;
  • Monitor cases referred;
  • Organise and manage legal clinics and special projects;
  • Organise seminars, workshops and training;
  • Build strong relationships with NGOs and CBOs;
  • Undertake legal work for NGOs and CBOs through pro bono lawyers to strengthen such NGOs and CBOs;
  • Write reports as part of ProBono.Org’s reporting and communications functions;
  • Promotion of ProBono.Org in various media;
  • Manage interns;
  • Manage budgets, funding applications and reports;
  • Project management and strategic planning abilities;
  • Data management and statistical recording skills.
 Requirements:
  • LLB degree
;
  • Admitted attorney
;
  • ± 1 to 3 years post-admission experience;
  • A demonstrable commitment to, and interest in public interest law 
and social justice;
  • Computer literate (MS Office supported programmes)
;
  • Valid driver’s licence, own transport.
To apply, submit a CV, motivational letter and three contactable references to shamika@probono.org.za.

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

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Immediate availability will serve as an advantage.

For more about ProBono.Org, refer to www.probono.org.za.

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

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