The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) Bertha Justice Fellowship Programme 2023 for Skilled Attorneys & Law graduates.

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Application Deadline: 23 September 2022

The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) is a registered law clinic whose staff of social justice lawyers specializes in education law and policy, through conducting public interest litigation, legal research and advocacy, and community lawyering, to advance the right to equitable, safe, and quality basic education in South Africa. The EELC also aims to develop young, skilled attorneys and law graduates in public interest litigation.

EELC seeks to appoint two (2) Candidate Attorney for its’ Bertha Justice Fellowship programme.

Requirements


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in strategic litigation cases. This includes conducting legal research, as well as writing, sorting, filing and paginating pleadings, briefs, legal opinions, and other court documents, and attending court and other hearings.
  • Attend to, consult with and assist clients who attend EELC’s daily walk-in clinic
  • Liaise with clients, counsel, and partners
  • Research in support of advocacy and litigation activities
  • Assist in the drafting of research reports
  • Provide input into submissions for policies and legislative reform
  • Assist with community engagement programmes
  • Represent EELC in civil society and public forums
  • Generally, support the Centre’s attorneys and the effective operation of the Centre’s programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in strategic litigation cases. This includes conducting legal research, as well as writing, sorting, filing and paginating pleadings, briefs, legal opinions, and other court documents, and attending court and other hearings.
  • Attend to, consult with and assist clients who attend EELC’s daily walk-in clinic
  • Liaise with clients, counsel, and partners
  • Research in support of advocacy and litigation activities
  • Assist in the drafting of research reports
  • Provide input into submissions for policies and legislative reform
  • Assist with community engagement programmes
  • Represent EELC in civil society and public forums
  • Generally, support the Centre’s attorneys and the effective operation of the Centre’s programmes.


How to apply

Please send the following documents to [email protected] with the subject “Candidate Attorney 2023 application”:

  • A covering letter detailing your interest in human rights, social justice, and the work of the EELC, and motivating why you have the necessary motivation, qualifications, skills and experience for this position.
  • A detailed CV that includes the details of two (2) contactable references

Please note that we are looking for candidates who wish to pursue a career in social justice, rather than just securing articles.

Individuals from previously and currently disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted by 28 October 2022, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the EELC Bertha Justice Fellowship Programme

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