Candidate Attorney Opportunities at Wits University Law School


The Wits University Law Clinic (WLC) seeks the services of a candidate attorney to work under the supervision of various attorneys within different operating legal units at the WLC. The key responsibilities of the successful candidate involve assisting various supervising attorneys with litigation, and attending to work that is generally required of a candidate attorney in a law practice.

The WLC is a university-based law clinic at the University of the Witwatersrand (the University) Law School which is duly accredited by the Law Society of South Africa and which provides practical legal training to final-year law students and candidate attorneys; as well as legal advice and assistance to indigent or otherwise disadvantaged members of the public

Responsibilities

  • Assisting in strategic litigation cases
  • Research in support of advocacy and litigation activities
  • Conducting field research in communities
  • Drafting pleadings and legal opinions
  • Assisting in the drafting of research reports
  • Providing input into draft policies and legislation
  • Preparing documents for, and appearing in, court
  • Liaison with clients, counsel and partners
  • Representing CALS in civil society forums

Requirements

  • An LLB (or equivalent) degree.
  • An interest in human rights law, social justice and litigation.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Good drafting skills.
  • A valid driving licence.

Proficiency in another official South African language.

How to apply

The closing date for submission of applications is 06 October 2017. Click here to apply online

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