JOB POST: iJustice is Hiring a Lawyer [Delhi]; Apply by May 15

Associate – iJustice

JOB CODE: CCS – Associate iJustice

ORGANISATION PROFILE:

iJustice is a New Delhi based public interest law initiative of the Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi.

iJustice is a platform to emphasize upon the spirit of fundamental rights and the rule of law enshrined in the Indian Constitution, increase the common man’s access to a complicated judicial system and refine intellectual inputs for the judiciary and law makers.

The mission of iJustice is driven by four goals 

Litigation support: Intervention through writs or public interest litigation on behalf of individual plaintiffs or groups to establish precedent setting constitutional principles while seeking to provide justice to the affected parties.

Legislative reforms: Advocating changes with concerned governments to bring changes in Central and State laws that are archaic, absurd and unnecessary or just exist as means for rent seeking.

Public awareness: Build awareness in the court of public opinion to supplement legal efforts and ensure issues garner support from the masses.

Capacity building: Train judges, lawyers, and litigators on principles of freedom, individual liberty, rule of law and separation of powers, drafting support on public policy initiatives, training grassroots activists to incorporate legal strategies into their litigation efforts.

Responsibilities

iJustice (http://www.ijustice.in) is looking to hire a lawyer:

A candidate for this position should aspire to work in the area of public interest law and can expect a steep learning curve on the job.

He/ she should be passionately interested in constitutional law, public policy and legislative reforms.

The candidate will be involved in intensive research for legislative and judicial reforms and also to advance philosophically consistent arguments and strategies in favour of advancing a jurisprudence based on individual liberties and the rule of law protected by the Constitution.

He/ she will be required to represent clients in High Courts and the Supreme Court, assist senior counsels, oversee and manage case work and court procedures.

He/ she will assist, support and network with iJustice’s target audience such as law students, lawyers and judges. The work would involve organising conferences, roundtables and trainings for various stakeholders.

He/ she should be a self-starter, be able to work well independently and an effective team player.

Qualifications and Skills:

At least 1 years of post qualification work experience as a lawyer in India desirable. Fresh law graduates or lawyers with research publication in a peer-reviewed journal showing commitment to the iJustice mission will be considered.

A Law degree from a reputed college is must, LL.M. is desirable.

A publication in a peer-reviewed journal is highly desirable. Legal research and drafting skills are essential. An understanding of how the court system in India work will be an advantage.

Demonstrable interest in public interest law and legal issues which burden the common man’s right to pursue his fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.

Compensation: CCS recognizes that the right candidate will have a significant impact on the success of the organization and is prepared to offer an attractive compensation package for the non-profit sector, commensurate with experience.

LOCATION: The position will be based in CCS headquarters in Delhi.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should send a cover e-mail containing a statement of interest, resume, a writing sample (preferably published) to by email to [email protected]. Given the large volumes of emails we receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants and our responses are limited to those who are shortlisted.

Last date to receive applications: 15 May 2015

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