Legal Aid Society
Community Lawyer
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Posted date 12th June, 2024 Last date to apply 24th June, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Karachi, Shaheed Benazirabad, Matiyari and Dadu
Category Legal officers & Practitioners
Type Contractual Positions 4
Experience 2 years
Status Closed

 

Position Title:

Community Lawyer

Location of Work Station:      

 Karachi, Matiyari, Dadu and Shaheed Benazirabad

Type of Job:

Contractual

Reporting to:

Litigation Manager and Program Manager

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the field team in organizing and delivering the community awareness session.
  • Answer legal queries from the communities during awareness sessions.
  • Document queries from the communities on the advice form and update program records.
  • Conducting interviews with clients.
  • Coordinate with clients on a daily basis, and give updates to the clients.
  • Updating the data in CMS.
  • Conducting meetings with LAS Stakeholders.
  • Managing and updating the case files.
  • Diligently proceeding with cases on a daily basis before courts and tribunals.
  • Drafting pleadings, applications, affidavits, written statements, petitions, and all documents related to ligation.
  • Conducting research.

Requirements and Core Competencies:

  • Must be enrolled with the Bar Council.
  • Minimum of two years of post-qualification litigation and community-based experience.
  • Strong research and drafting skills.
  • Adequate knowledge of family laws.
  • Commitment to social justice and advocacy for marginalized communities.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

EEO STATEMENT:

Integrated into our shared values is LAS’s commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of sex, age, race, color, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristics or conduct protected by law. LAS is committed to being an inclusive organization where all people are treated fairly, recognized for their individuality, promoted based on performance and encourage to strive to reach their full potential. We believe in understanding and respecting differences among all people. Every individual at LAS has an ongoing responsibility to respect and support a diverse environment.

PROTECTION AGAINST SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE:

Legal Aid Society (LAS) is committed to the prevention and protection from all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). LAS explicitly prohibits its
staff, associates, partners, consultants, or any other representatives associated with the delivery of its work from:

  • Engaging in any form of sexual exploitation or abuse;
  • Sexual activity with children (persons below the age of (18) irrespective of a mistaken belief of the age of the child which shall not amount to a defense);
  • Exchange of money, employment, goods or services for sex, including sexual favors or other forms of humiliating, degrading or exploitative behavior, is prohibited. This includes any exchange of assistance that is due to beneficiaries of assistance;
  • Sexual relationships between LAS staff and beneficiaries of assistance, since they are based on inherently unequal power dynamics, undermine the credibility and integrity of the work of LAS and are strongly discouraged.

Apply By:

  • Interested candidates may send their CV at [email protected] latest by 24th June, 2024.
  • Mention the job title in subject line.
  • Following information must be provided along with your CV, otherwise your CV may not be considered:
  1. Date of graduation/obtaining LLB Degree;
  2. Date of enrolment with Bar Council of lower court, and high court (if applicable);
  3. Professional (post qualification) experience in chronological order;
  • It is strongly advised to provide referral letter from any senior lawyer along with your CV. Please also attach any article(s), research conducted or publication authored; or details of any notable case you have worked on, if available.
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be called for test & interview.
  • Please email your queries at [email protected]
  • The organization reserves the right to reject any or all applications.
  • For further information please visit http://www.las.org.pK

Requirements


  1. Requires you to add cover letter.
  2. Resume attachment is required.
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