LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a thirty-nine-year track record of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. We offer human rights lawyers an exciting and challenging work environment covering a wide range of social justice issues.


LHR is inviting applications from law graduates with an interest in human rights law and public interest litigation to join our candidate attorney programme, LHR offers candidate attorneys comprehensive in-house training and financial support to complete the School of Legal Practice training. These positions are based in LHR’s Johannesburg law clinic and placement focuses mainly on Detention and Monitoring Unit and Strategic Litigation Programme.


Requirements: LLB degree, legal research and writing skills and a valid driver’s license.


Skills and attributes: Ambition to excel, drive and initiative, people skills and leadership skills, good communication skills, well-organized, dedicated, hardworking and a positive attitude.


To apply please forward ONLY a CV, cover/motivational letter and a full academic record to Elias Mabena, elias [at] lhr [dot] org [dot] za on or before 19 February 2018. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more information about LHR, go to