Bachpan Bachao Andolan is seeking to engage Lawyers for Retainership for its project in Delhi.
About Bachpan Bachao Andolan
Bachpan Bachao Andolan is an India-based movement campaigning for the rights of children. It was started in 1980 by Nobel Laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi. Its focus has centered on ending bonded labor, child labor, and human trafficking, as well as demanding the right to education for all children.
Job Roles and Responsibilities
Ability to handle and conduct the pre-trial stage in a professional manner, including, but not limited to victim assistance in interim compensation, filing of the case, etc.
The detailed responsibilities shall include the following:
Helping the victim in drafting the complaint
To assist the victim in filing the case
Obtaining a copy of FIR
Obtaining the contact details of Investigating Officer, the victim, and his family members
Getting the Vakalatnama from the parents of the prosecutrix/victim
Assistance for the recording of statements under Section 164 of Cr. P.C
To assist the victim in obtaining the immediate and interim compensation by filing application before (DLSA/Special Courts/CWC etc.)
Opposing the bail application filed by the accused
Follow up with Inspecting Officer for filing of the charge sheet
The candidate should be able to represent the client at arraignments, hearings, and court trials. He/she should also possess the ability to present evidence before the judge if the case goes to trial.
The detailed responsibilities should also involve the following:
To collect the case papers to the extent possible. Conduct research, analysis of the legal issues and the applicable statute involved therein. Ability to assess/identify the legal defect/loopholes in the case prepared by the police and take steps to get the same rectified
To counsel and build the confidence of the victim in warding off threats/inducements
Filing a complaint to the Police and the witness protection committee
Examine the case and interview the witnesses
To maintain constant communication with the victim
To oppose the bail application and in case of bail granted, to approach the High Court
Ability to coordinate with; and monitor all stakeholders
To ensure payment of Diet money to the witness by the court
Experience and Qualifications Required
Bachelor’s degree in Law
Minimum 5 years of experience preferably in Criminal Law practice
Experience in drafting, negotiating, and reviewing legal documents
Skills and Competencies Required
Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
Decision-making and problem-solving skills
Good analytical skills and powerful creative thinking so that a better legal strategy could be developed
in-depth understanding of the local rules, procedures of the court, evidentiary laws, and local judiciaries so that the criminal justice system could be resourcefully and proficiently navigated
Ability to work independently, under pressure, and meet deadlines
outstanding oral and written advocacy skills so that they can argue a client’s case beforehand the judge and convince the court
Determined, professional, and well informed with a keen interest in upholding the law
Ability to interpret laws for clients and help them to understand their legal options
Ability to conduct in an ethical and professional manner at all times
Be abreast with applicable laws and amendments thereto
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