Wednesday, 1 April 2020

SERI Candidate Attorneys Opportunities 2020

SERI seeks to appoint 2 candidate attorneys (CAs) to be based in South Africa. SERI wishes to contribute to the development of a new generation of human rights lawyers at the national and international level. Accordingly, the positions carry with them significant opportunities for international travel and continuing professional training and development.

The SERI Law Clinic (SERI) has a first-rate human rights practice, which encompasses constitutional and administrative law, criminal defence, defamation, labour law, property law, contract law (insofar as it involves consumer protection) and actions against the police and other delictual claims. SERI concentrates its work in South Africa’s townships, informal settlements and other poor and marginalised communities.

SERI’s practitioners appear regularly at all levels of the court system, up to and including the Constitutional Court. SERI has an enviable track record in obtaining and enforcing ground-breaking judgments.

Start date: 1 January 2021

Remuneration: R240 000 per annum.


  • LLB Degree.
  • Interest in and, some prior engagement with, human rights law or litigation.
  • Desirable:
  • Interest in, and experience of, research and publication.
  • Fluency in any of South Africa’s indigenous languages.
  • SERI is authorised by the Legal Practice Council to accept and train CAs. CAs are recruited for a fixed-term of two years, leading to qualification and admission as an Attorney. 

If you are interested in either of these posts, please send a CV, together with a covering letter to Princess Nkuna at In your letter, provide a detailed explanation of why you are interested in working for SERI, and what qualities and experience you would bring to the post.

Generalised covering letters, which do not engage with SERI’s activities and purpose, will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and will be expected to make themselves available for interview in May or June 2020.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 April, 2020

The successful candidate will also join the Bertha Justice Fellowship Programme.

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