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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 two (2) Candidate Attorneys 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 2021)
  • A demonstrated interest in human rights work and social justice
  • A strong interest in research as a component of lawyering
  • 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

To apply submit to [email protected] with the subject “Candidate Attorney 2021 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. Please also include the names and contact details of two referees
  • A detailed CV

Please note that we are looking for candidates who wish to pursue a career in social justice in particular rather than just securing articles.
Individuals from previously and currently disadvantaged population groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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The EELC was set up by Equal Education (EE) in response to the increasing need to make use of the law and litigation in the broader struggle for a a better and more equal education for all. The EELC was set up as an independent Trust, called the Equal Education Law Centre Trust.Education: A key societal issueThe EELC was established in January 2012 for the purpose of engaging in public interest litigation and advocacy relating to education in South Africa. The clinic has been established in response to South Africa’s ailing education system, which remains characterised by poor quality and widespread inequality and which impacts most severely on historically disadvantaged communities. This reality is a far cry from the vision of our constitution - which protects the right of everyone to a basic education. It is widely accepted that education is key to transforming society and in ensuring that all people are empowered to participate meaningfully in all facets of society. The provision of an adequate and equal education is an end in itself, but is also key to the realisation of all other rights.

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0 USD Cape Town CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Equal Education Law Centre (EELC)

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 two (2) Candidate Attorneys 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 2021)
  • A demonstrated interest in human rights work and social justice
  • A strong interest in research as a component of lawyering
  • 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

To apply submit to [email protected] with the subject “Candidate Attorney 2021 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. Please also include the names and contact details of two referees
  • A detailed CV

Please note that we are looking for candidates who wish to pursue a career in social justice in particular rather than just securing articles. Individuals from previously and currently disadvantaged population groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

2020-09-26

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