ProBono.Org in Durban has the following opportunities:

1 INTERNSHIP POSITION
Commencing 20 March 2017

Job Purpose

The intern will provide legal services to ProBono.Org’s clients.

 

Key Performance Areas

1        Providing a legal service to ProBono.Org clients

1.1       Interviewing persons seeking legal assistance or any person acting on their behalf;

1.2       Assessing their matters in terms of the ProBono.Org criteria;

1.3       Consulting with your supervisor on the best strategy for dealing with each matter, such as direct assistance, mediation, litigation or another form of legal intervention;

1.4       Preparing detailed briefs for legal practitioners in matters which require pro bono legal assistance;

1.5       Generally, managing all matters from time of consultation until such matter is either closed or referred to a suitable pro bono attorney;

1.6       Undertaking all duties assigned to you to enable legal clinics to function effectively;

1.7       Participating in projects that your department or office is working on;

1.8       Assisting in planning and executing seminars and other events held by ProBono.Org.

2        Contributing to your own and the organisation’s knowledge development

2.1       Familiarising yourself with all relevant legislation and case law pertaining to matters that fall within the scope of your department;

2.2       Writing reports on successful matters to be used as part of ProBono.Org’s reporting and communications functions.

3        Contributing to building ProBono.Org

3.1       Participating in strategic sessions and organisation meetings and processes to contribute to the growth and development of ProBono.Org;

3.2       Attending workshops, meetings and events that promote and assist in realising ProBono.Org’s objectives;

3.3       Maintaining and building strong relationships with NGOs, CBOs, law clinics and other pro bono and public interest law initiatives.

4        Person Specifications

4.1       Qualifications and experience

  • An LLB degree (required);
  • A demonstrable commitment to public interest law and social justice.

4.2       Skills

  • Good communication skills, especially writing skills;
  • Basic computer skills;
  • High levels of organisation;
  • Ability to learn quickly and understand the work of ProBono.Org;
  • Must speak Zulu.

4.3       Knowledge required

  • A good working knowledge of the law relating to the key focus areas of ProBono.Org.

4.4       Attitudes and behaviour

  • Commitment to social justice and access to justice;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people in a respectful way;
  • Patience;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Interest in people and their problems.

 

To apply, please email a motivational letter, your CV with certified copies of qualifications and two contactable references to shamika@probono.org.za

 

  1. Applications which do not comply with the above, cannot be considered. Late applications will not be considered. This is an entry-level position, suitable for a recent LLB graduate. Applicants who applied previously are requested not to reapply.

 

Closing date: Friday, 3 March 2017.