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Constitutional Litigation Attorney

    The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) is a law clinic that pursues novel and effective legal solutions by using a range of strategies, including impact litigation, law reform, participation in partnerships and development processes within and outside South Africa.  We are a non-profit, public interest law centre, providing legal services to the poor and marginalized persons and communities, with the emphasis on land and education rights.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Strategic litigation to further equal access to land, early intervention, further a progressive law reform agenda
    Manage a caseload of land matters including representation in courts and other legal forums
    Develop partnership opportunities and manage stakeholder relationships
    Act as a spokesperson and represent the Centre in public, media and community forums
    Supervise, coach and mentor your team to provide expert legal advice
    Manage risk, compliance, funding and reporting obligations

    Required qualifications and competencies:

    Admission and enrolment as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa
    Minimum of four years post articles high court litigation experience
    Demonstrable litigation, legal writing, research and communication capabilities
    Fluency in at least two official South African languages including English
    A commitment to staff development and teamwork
    Strong negotiation, administrative, training and development skills
    Sound knowledge of human rights, constitutional impact litigation, housing policy, land rights, legal advocacy, law reform and gender law
    Passionate about restoring dignity to disadvantaged individuals and communities in South Africa and ensuring equal access to the land
    Passionate about inequality and have a genuine interest, vision and ability to work in a programme to best respond to land and discrimination law issues and bring a focus on big picture land reform.
    Valid driver’s licence
    Ability to work well under pressure, independently and with others

    Preferred qualifications and experience:

    Right of appearance in the in the high court
    An LLM degree in a human rights related field
    Experience in socio-economic rights litigation with a focus on the right to equitable access to land
    Displayed human rights/socio-economic rights background at the domestic, regional or international level

    The LRC is committed to transformation. Applications from previously disadvantaged, specifically Black African candidates, are therefore strongly encouraged. To apply, please email: (1) a motivational letter; (2) your CV with copies of qualifications; (3) two contactable references to:


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