LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a four-decade track record in human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. We offer human rights activists and lawyers an exciting and challenging work environment, covering a wide range of social justice issues. We are committed to transformation of the sector. 

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. The position is based in LHR’s Durban law clinic and the work will focus mainly on the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme and Detention and Monitoring Unit.

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

Skills and attributes: Ambition to excel, drive and initiative, and people and leadership skills.  Candidates should possess excellent communication skills and a positive attitude, and be well-organized, dedicated, and hardworking.

To apply please forward ONLY a CV, cover/motivational letter, and a full academic record to Sharon Ekambaram at sharone [at] lhr [dot] org [dot] za on or before 1 May 2019. Applications without a cover letter specific to a desire to work at LHR will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more information about LHR, go to www.lhr.org.za.

LHR is committed to diversity and transformation. Candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups are strongly encouraged to apply and will be preferred.