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Junior Counsel

Job description

As a Junior Counsel, you will be part of’s core team of lawyers responsible for identifying potential areas of organizational engagement, conducting landscape analyses, preparing research reports and issue briefs, and representing the organization at various national and international fora.

This is a full-time position based out of our New Delhi office, which means residency in or willingness to relocate to New Delhi is a must for all interested candidates.

A non-exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities that you will be expected to undertake at are:

  • Conduct thorough analyses of relevant policies and legislations, and draft comments/responses as required
  • Prepare periodic articles and blog-posts on various issues related to the digital space including privacy, free speech , Internet governance, Free and Open Source Software and Intellectual Property
  • Represent at conferences, meetings and other national and international events, and make presentations on behalf of the organization
  • Draft petitions, written submissions, affidavits and other supporting legal documents as and when necessary and represent clients in courts.
  • Provide legal counsel to developers of Free and Open Source Software on matters including but not limited to copyright and licensing, trademarks, patents, incorporation, audit & compliance.

Job location

New Delhi, India

Required skills and qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in law

Excellent oral presentation, research and writing, and interpersonal skills

Ability to strategically analyze issues, and efficiently translate insights and observations into tangible output

A keen interest in the intersecting issues of law and technology, and defending civil liberties in the digital sphere

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to forward their applications with a cover letter and resume in free document format (.pdf/.odt) to [email protected] with the subject line – “Application for the post of Junior Counsel”.

The deadline for sending in applications is 10th June, 2016.

For any enquiries and clarifications regarding this position, please contact Ms. Nehmat Kaur at 011-43587126/43502878.

About is a non-profit legal services organization that brings together lawyers, policy analysts, technologists, and students to protect freedom in the digital world. We promote innovation and open access to knowledge by helping developers make great Free and Open Source Software, protect citizens’ liberties through awareness drives and by providing pro-bono legal counsel, and help policy makers make informed and just decisions with the use and adoption of technology. For more information, visit

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