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EELC: Candidate Attorney Internships Programme 2021 / 2022

EELC Invites Unemployed Graduates to Apply for the Candidate Attorney Internships Programme 2021 / 2022

Closing Date: 24 September 2021
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Job Description

The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) focuses on public interest litigation and advocacy to advance the right to 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 a Candidate Attorney for its’ Bertha Justice Fellowship programme, to be based in Cape Town.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in strategic litigation cases
  • Research in support of advocacy and litigation activities
  • Conduct field research in communities
  • Draft pleadings and legal opinions
  • Assist in the drafting of research reports
  • Provide input into draft policies and legislation
  • Prepare documents for, and appearing in, court
  • Liaise with clients, counsel and partners
  • Assist with community engagement programmes
  • Represent EELC in civil society and public forums

Requirements:

  • An LLB degree (completed by January 2022)
  • A demonstrated interest in human rights work and social justice
  • A strong interest in research as a component of lawyering

Competencies:

  • Oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in other South African languages will be an advantage
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to make a two-year commitment
How to Apply?

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