Call for Applications: Counsel to Secure Justice (CSJ) Legal Fellowships; Sexual Violence Lawyers; Rs. 30,000/m Salary

CSJ is calling for applications from qualified Indian advocates for a two-year Fellowship program. CSJ’s Fellowship Program is a two-year program that serves as an apprenticeship for young professionals.

The program develops young advocates into leaders who have refined and practical professional skills, high standards of personal and professional ethics and a heart to serve the poor and disadvantaged.

Fellows will directly represent clients of sexual violence throughout criminal proceedings, advocating for their best interests starting at the police station till judgment.

The position is based in Delhi, India and requires little if any travel outside the area.

Besides the practical experience of handling cases of sexual violence, Fellows receive training in:

Leadership development

Self awareness

Character development

Servant leadership

Professional ethics

Soft skills development

Communication and presentations

Time management

Professional skills development

Substantive, procedural and evidentiary law on crimes of sexual violence

Physical, emotional and psychological impact of rape

Negotiation and persuasion

Client interviewing

Witness preparation

Legal research and writing

Direct and cross-examination

Case management


Bachelor of Laws degree required, Master of Laws preferred

Registered with the Bar Council of India

Demonstrated commitment to the poor and vulnerable sections of society

Excellent comprehension of written and spoken English and Hindi

Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated ability to work in challenging, sometimes hostile, environments

Uncompromising insistence on truth, integrity and excellence in work

Persistent, bold, yet diplomatic, when standing up for client interests

Willingness to learn and stretch oneself beyond comfort levels

Willingness to respond to sexual violence cases at the police station at all times, including late night

Duration of Fellowship: Two years

Honorarium: During the first year, Fellows will receive an honorarium of Rs. 30,000 per month. During the second year, the honorarium may increase based on merit.

Application deadline: Ongoing

Application process: Interested candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae to We will contact you shortly afterwards with further details if you meet the basic requirements.

Full details are HERE.

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