ProBono.Org: Staff Attorney

ProBono.Org
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 25 October, 2013
Opportunity type: 
Employment

ProBono.Org is a young, dynamic 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Interview persons seeking legal assistance or any person acting on their behalf;
  • Assess matters in terms of the ProBono.Org criteria;
  • Undertake relevant legal research;
  • Prepare detailed briefs for legal practitioners;
  • Manage and participating in pro bono projects;
  • Write reports as part of ProBono.Org’s reporting and communications functions;
  • Contribe to the advancement functions of ProBono.Org;
  • Maintain strong relationship with NGOs, CBOS, law clinics and other institutions;
  • Maintain and building strong relationships with legal and other professionals.

Requirements:

  • LLB degree;
  • Admitted attorney;
  • Minimum three years post-admission experience rendering general legal advice and assistance to individuals, communities and nonprofit organisations;
  • Knowledge / experience of constitutional and/or human rights matters and issues;
  • Established network and contacts with various NGOs;
  • Commitment to and interest in public interest law;
  • Computer literate (MS Office);
  • Valid driver’s licence, own transport.

To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and three contactable references to michelle@probono.org.za.

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

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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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