Candidate Attorney Job at Wits University Law School

The Wits University Law Clinic (WLC) seeks the services of a candidate attorney to work under the supervision of various attorneys within different operating legal units at the WLC.
The WLC is a university-based law clinic at the University of the Witwatersrand (the University) Law School which is duly accredited by the Law Society of South Africa and which provides practical legal training to final-year law students and candidate attorneys; as well as legal advice and assistance to indigent or otherwise disadvantaged members of the public

Responsibilities:

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 CALS in civil society forums

Requirements

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

How to apply?

Click HERE to apply online


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