Legal Associate

Posted By: Wildlife SOS


Junior Management

Legal & Compliance

Animal Welfare

Job Description


Responsibilities :

a.  Research pertaining to litigations engaged in by Wildlife SOS

b.  Briefing senior advocates and the Wildlife SOS senior management about current wildlife matters, status of court cases, court dates and follow ups.

c.  Identifying scope of legal action against poaching, wildlife trafficking and animal welfare etc.

d.  Conducting background research, filing right to information applications and develop legal strategies for issues related to wildlife.

e.  Drafting agreements, contracts, MOUs and other legal documents.

f.    Liaising with Forest Department officials & enforcement agencies where required by the organization.

g.  Providing legal support where required and preparing forms, documents etc.

h.  Researching, interpret, and apply pertinent central government and state government statutes, regulations, and case law.

i.    Reporting on weekly developments in all significant matters as well as future courses of action and related deadlines related to legal matters.

j.    Handling legal matters.

k.  Conducting Wildlife Law Enforcement Workshops for Forest and Police Officers across India

l.    Ensuring that the organization’s work conforms with legal requirements

m. Assisting in exercising due diligence, by maintaining clear records of correspondence and court-related documents.

n.  Preparing drafts for notices and legal statements.

o.  Completing legal files and maintaining legal files with proper index.

p.  Digital scanning of all legal documents and creating legal folders in soft copy.

q.  Travelling for meetings, events, and other activities, as required by the organization

r.   Performing any other duties assigned by the organization.


Eligibility Criteria


a.   B.A. LL.B / B.B.A. LL.B / Law graduate from a university recognised by The Bar Council of India.

b.   Experience of at least 6 months-1 year of litigation in Criminal Law

c.   Fluent in English, Hindi (speech & script)

d.   Fluent in conducting court arguments in Hindi

e.   Experience as a volunteer for wildlife conservation/animal welfare is desirable

f.    Must have a fair knowledge of animal welfare movement in India

g.   Knowledge of Wildlife Protection Act 1972, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, Criminal Procedure Code, 1973

h.   Passion to help animals is an absolute must.

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - LLB

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Wildlife SOS
  • About Organization:Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals inspired to start a movement and make lasting change to protect and conserve India's natural heritage, forest and wildlife wealth. Today, the organization has evolved to actively work towards protecting Indian wildlife, conserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research and creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities or those communities that depend on wildlife for sustenance.