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JOB POST: Staff Attorney @ Mercy For Animals [5+ years PQE in Animal Welfare Litigation]: Applications Open

By: Taanya Ravi | November 28, 2017

Designation: Staff Attorney – India

Terms of Employment: Full-Time, At Will

Reports to: General Counsel

Position Location: India

Position Objective: To assist MFA’s legal advocacy efforts in India by advocating on behalf of farmed animals and ensuring the organization’s legal compliance in all aspects of its operations

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide legal support to the investigations department by conducting necessary legal research into all relevant laws and regulations and addressing any legal issues arising during the course of investigations
  • Assist in the organization’s requests for criminal prosecutions of animal abusers by reviewing investigative footage, drafting legal petitions, and meeting with and assisting law enforcement
  • Work to advance farmed animal interests through legislation
  • Undertake thorough and accurate legal review of corporate campaign materials
  • Research, develop, and implement proactive legal initiatives, including lawsuits, petitions, and complaints to government agencies
  • Draft and review contracts, leases, and other legal documents
  • Assist the general counsel with governmental compliance and labor and employment issues
  • Handle any other legal issues that may arise during the day-to-day operations of the organization
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with other animal protection organizations and attorneys in private practice
  • Follow all human resource and operational procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Preferred minimum of five years’ experience practicing law
  • Fluency in English and Hindi
  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and MFA’s campaigns preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to address and overcome problems and negotiate with third parties
  • Strongly preferred ability to conduct press conferences and interviews with media
  • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to work well in a team setting
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel on short notice
  • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
To apply, click here.

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