Bengaluru : The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) is inviting applications for a lawyer required for its ‘Enabling Access to Justice for Children in the Juvenile Justice System Project’. This is a contractual assignment with a duration of 12 months (can be extended), and will be based out of Bangalore. The position is under the Centre for Child and the Law (CCL), National Law School of India University, Bangalore with support from the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI). The deadline for applying is January 16 (Monday).
The project is meant to strengthen the system of provision of legal aid to children in conflict with the law and being brought before the Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB). Thus, children who need legal representation need to be supported and this will involve working closely with the Legal Services Authority (LSA) lawyers and other professional lawyers identified by the CCL. The project will also provide psycho-social services for children to help them navigate the system better and help to develop the capacity of key stakeholders in the system.
The lawyer must help the project director to manage the legal representation of children at the JJB, coordination of private and LSA lawyers, case management, identifying key issues related to the representation of children, conducting in-depth analyses to create policy positions and briefs, performing research on child rights, develop training resources, coordinate training programs, knowledge generation, and perform any other tasks to successfully meet deadlines. The role is full-time and will be based out of the Government Boys’ Observation Home (Madivala) and the NLSIU campus (Nagarbhavi) in Bangalore.
Eligible applicants must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Law, be enrolled in the Bar Council of India (BCI) and be allowed to represent in a court of law, be able to read, speak and write in English and Kannada fluently, practiced before any court of law and/or performed research into legal, preferably child right (both for two years), be able to work in groups, have previous research and writing experience, use multiple legal research databases, effectively use G-Suite, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and have good communication, time management and organizational skills.
In order to apply, applicants must fill out the form below with their CV and a statement of purpose (under 500 words). You can apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejUJ_Pe1qqT0ao5AGW7ofcx_5oyKADoLAe1xhjxndXqByB5Q/viewform
You can learn more about the project here: Call for Applications | Lawyer | Enabling Access to Justice for Children in the Juvenile Justice System Project - National Law School of India University
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