The Centre Child Law: Candidate Attorney Vacancy

at The Centre Child Law (view profile)
Location Pretoria, South Africa
Date Posted August 8, 2020
Category Law and Legal
Job Type Full-time


Candidate Attorney Vacancy

The Centre Child Law is a leading impact litigation centre in the University of Pretoria, which undertakes research, impact litigation, and public interest advocacy. The Centre is looking for a candidate attorney to join our team in 2021 to work across the range of programmes, which include Child Protection, Education, Child Justice and Constitutional Law in respect of children

• An LLB or equivalent degree
• A demonstrated interest in human rights work and social justice
• A strong interest in research as a component of lawyering
• Good oral and written communication skills in English
• Proficiency in other South African languages will be an advantage
• Proficiency in MS Office

• Assisting in strategic litigation cases
• Research in support of advocacy and litigation activities
• Conducting field research in communities
• Drafting pleadings and legal opinions
• Assisting in the drafting of research reports
• Providing input into draft policies and legislation
• Preparing documents for, and appearing in, court
• Liaison with clients, counsel and partners
• Representing the Centre for Child Law in civil society forums

To apply please submit the following documents:
1. A covering letter motivating why you have the necessary qualifications, skills and experience for this position as well as the names and contact details of 2 referees;
2. A detailed CV;
3. Certified copies of degrees/diplomas; and
4. A writing sample of no longer than 5 pages which need not be a stand-alone piece but may form part of a larger writing project such as a LLB final year dissertation. (Please do not send the complete dissertation.)

Kindly submit your application to Ms Pontso Phahlane at [email protected]

Individuals from previously disadvantaged population groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The University reserves the right not to appoint if suitable candidates are not found.

Please note that only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted.

CLOSING DATE: 31 August 2020