STAFF ATTORNEY, PROBONO.ORG DURBAN


This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic public interest attorney. Commencing date: 13 March 2018 or ASAP.

 

Experience and Qualifications: 


  • LLB degree
  • Admitted attorney
  • One to three years post-admission experience
  • A demonstrable commitment to, and interest in public interest law and social justice
  • Computer literate (MS Office supported programmes)
  • A valid driver’s license and own transport

 

Job Description:


  • Screening clients in accordance with ProBono.Org criteria
  • Recruiting legal professionals to undertake pro bono work and referring clients to such legal professionals
  • Creating opportunities for legal professionals to undertake pro bono work
  • Monitoring cases referred
  • Organising and managing legal clinics and special projects
  • Organising seminars, workshops and training
  • Building strong relationships with NGOs and CBOs
  • Undertaking legal work for NGOs and CBOs through pro bono lawyers to strengthen such NGOs and CBOs
  • Writing reports as part of ProBono.Org’s reporting and communications functions
  • Promotion of ProBono.Org in various media
  • Management of interns
  • Management of budgets, funding applications and reports
  • Project management and strategic planning abilities
  • Data management and statistical recording skills.

 

To apply, please email a motivation letter, CV with certified copies of qualifications and three contactable references to shamika@probono.org.za by Wednesday 28 February 2018. Incomplete / late applications will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.