In its Cape Town office, ProBono.Org seeks to appoint two (2)
LEGAL INTERNS
to commence in January 2020.

This position requires the incumbents to support and work with the Regional Director and Staff Attorney to ensure the wellbeing of ProBono.Org in Cape Town.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Interviewing persons seeking legal assistance or anyone acting on their behalf.
  • Assessing matters in terms of the ProBono.Org criteria.
  • Consulting with ProBono.Org Staff Attorneys on the best strategy for dealing with matters, such as direct assistance, litigation, mediation or another form of legal intervention.
  • Preparing detailed briefs, memos and instructions for legal practitioners in matters that require pro bono legal assistance.
  • Managing all matters from time of consultation until such matter is closed or referred to an Attorney or Advocate.
  • Maintaining, building and enhancing strong relationships with NGOs, CBOs, CAOs, law clinics and other pro bono and public interest law initiatives.
  • Writing reports on matters to be used as part of ProBono.Org’s reporting and communication functions, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Attending workshops and seminars on behalf of ProBono.Org.
  • Facilitating community and Attorney workshops on behalf of ProBono.Org.
  • Conducting research and handling other details in preparation of matters, where necessary.

Key competencies:

  • A demonstrable commitment to and interest in public interest law and social justice.
  • Proactive attitude, with enthusiasm for ProBono.Org’s mission and vision.
  • Proficiency in English and isiXhosa.
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent drafting, writing and editing skills.
  • Computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point)
  • Valid Driver’s License and driving experience preferred (not required); and
    Currently based in Cape Town.

Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • An appropriate law qualification, (LLB) with some practical experience.
  • Knowledge of SA’s socio-economic environment and how it impacts on legal justice.

To apply, kindly email a motivational letter and your CV with certified copies of qualifications and academic transcripts to Uzair@probono.org.za

NB: Applications, which do not comply with the above, will not be considered.

Closing date: 29 November 2019

ProBono.Org is a dynamic NGO that works with the private legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the poor, and contributes to ensuring that the unmet access to justice needs of impoverished people living in South Africa are met.

In its Durban office, ProBono.Org seeks to appoint 2

LEGAL INTERNS

This position requires the incumbent to support and work with the Regional Director and Staff Attorney to ensure the wellbeing of ProBono.Org in Durban. The successful candidates will commence on 6 January 2020.

 

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Interviewing persons seeking legal assistance or anyone acting on their behalf.
  • Assessing matters in terms of the ProBono.Org criteria.
  • Consulting with ProBono.Org Staff Attorneys on the best strategy for dealing with matters, suchas direct assistance, litigation, mediation or another form of legal intervention.
  • Preparing detailed briefs, memos and instructions for legal practitioners in matters that requirepro bono legal assistance.
  • Managing all matters from time of consultation until such matter is closed or referred to anAttorney or Advocate.
  • Maintaining, building and enhancing strong relationships with NGOs, CBOs, CAOs, law clinicsand other pro bono and public interest law enterprises.
  • Writing reports on matters to be used as part of ProBono.Org’s reporting and communicationfunctions, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Attending workshops and seminars on behalf of ProBono.Org.
  • Facilitating community and attorney workshops on behalf of ProBono.Org.
  • Conducting research and handling other details in preparation of matters, where necessary.
  • High levels of organisation.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people in a respectfulway.

 

Key competencies:

  • A demonstrable commitment to and interest in public interest law and social justice.
  • Proactive attitude, with enthusiasm for ProBono.Org’s mission and vision.
  • Proficiency in English and Zulu.
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent drafting, writing and editing skills.
  • Computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point).
  • Currently based in Durban and
  • Valid Driver’s License and driving experience preferred (not required).

 

Qualifications and experience:

  • An appropriate law qualification, (LLB) with some practical experience.
  • Knowledge of SA’s socio-economic environment and how it impacts on legal justice.To apply, kindly email a motivational letter and your CV with certified copies of qualifications toshamika@probono.org.zaNB: Applications, which do not comply with the above, will not be considered. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants who applied previously are requested not to re-apply. This is an entry- level position, suitable for a recent LLB graduate.

Closing date: 15 November 2019