Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals inspired to start a movement and make lasting change to protect and conserve India’s natural heritage, forest and wildlife wealth.

Wildlife SOS invites applications for the position of a legal associate.

Job Location: Delhi

Responsibilities:

  • Research pertaining to litigations engaged in by Wildlife SOS
  • Coordinating and liaising with other lawyers practicing animal law in India
  • Briefing senior advocates and the Wildlife SOS senior management about various wildlife matters, status of court cases and court dates.
  • Identifying scope of litigation against poaching, wildlife trafficking and animal welfare in India
  • Conducting background research, filing right to information applications to develop litigious strategies for issues related to wildlife.
  • Drafting agreements, contracts, MoUs and other legal documents for Wildlife SOS
  • Liaising with Forest Department officials & enforcement agencies regarding wildlife matters and providing assistance where necessary.
  • Providing campaigners, researchers, investigators and caseworkers of Wildlife SOS with legal support.
  • Researching, interpret, and apply pertinent central government and state government statutes, regulations, and case law.
  • Reporting on weekly developments in all significant matters as well as future courses of action and related deadlines.
  • Handling all legal matters on behalf of Wildlife SOS
  • Conduct Wildlife Law Enforcement Workshops for Forest and Police Officers all across India
  • Ensuring that the organisation’s work conforms with legal requirements
  • Assisting in exercising due diligence, by maintaining clear records of correspondence and court-related documents.
  • Travelling for meetings, events, and other activities, as needed
  • Performing any other duties related to the field of animal law and welfare & as assigned by the Organisation.

Skills and Experience:

  • B.A. LL.B / B.B.A. LL.B / Law graduate from a university recognised by The Bar Council of India.
  • Experience of 1- 2 years of litigation in Criminal Law
  • Fluent in English, Hindi (speech & script)
  • Fluent in conducting court arguments in Hindi
  • Experience as a volunteer for wildlife conservation/animal welfare is desirable
  • Must have a fair knowledge of animal welfare movement in India
  • Knowledge of Wildlife Protection Act 1972, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, Criminal Procedure Code, 1973
  • Passion to help animals is an absolute must

To Apply: Please send CV/resume to careers@wildlifesos.org if interested in this position. Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s ability and experience.

 

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