Aug 16, 2018

Candidate Attorney

  • EELC
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Legal

Job Description

EELC seeks to appoint seeks to appoint a Candidate Attorney for Bertha Justice Fellowship progamme, to be based in Cape Town.


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
Represent EELC in civil society and public forums


An LLB degree (completed by January 2019)
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 with the subject Candidate Attorney 2019 application:

A covering letter motivating why you have the necessary motivation, qualifications, skills and experience for this position as well as the names and contact details of two referees
A detailed CV
A writing sample of no longer than five pages
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application

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.

The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) focuses on public interest litigation and advocacy to advance the right to basic education in South Africa. The Law Centre also aims to develop young, skilled attorneys and law graduates in public interest litigation.

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