Wednesday, 27 November 2019

ProBono.Org Legal Internship Opportunity 2020

ProBono.Org seeks to appoint 2 Legal Interns to be based in Cape Town. The purpose of the 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.



Start date: January 2020.

Responsibilities:
  • 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. 


Required: 
  • 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. 

Location: Western Cape
Closing Date: Friday, 29 November, 2019

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


For more about ProBono.Org, refer to www.probono.org.za. NB: Applications, which do not comply with the above, will not be considered.

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.

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