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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in this position. Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s ability and experience.
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