Legal Officer (Advocate)

Posted By: Brave Souls Foundation

Kolkata

Junior Management

Administration

Women Empowerment

Job Description

Job Opening: Legal Officer (Advocate)

Location: Calcutta, West Bengal

Last date to apply: 15 July 2023


Brave Souls Foundation, registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882, is an organisation working against acid attacks and gender-based violence. It comprehensively engages with the issues, providing — treatment, rehabilitation, awareness, and legal justice. The organisation is headquartered in Delhi, has a branch office in Calcutta, and works across India.



The Director (Law) is responsible for legal interventions. The office oversees criminal cases and appeals, cases for compensation and medical treatment, initiating public interest litigation on these issues, and increasing legal awareness and conducting trainings.


The Legal Officer would be stationed in Calcutta and operate under the overall guidance of the Director (Law) and direct supervision of the State Coordinator.


Responsibilities:


a. Prepare and submit applications, complaints, legal representations, petitions, etc. to various authorities, commissions, courts, hospitals, police departments, civil society organizations, etc., on behalf of the survivors. Accompany survivors during appearances and interviews at such places.


b. Provide legal representation for survivors in disciplinary proceedings, criminal cases, appeals, writ petitions, tribunals, and courts of law, especially the High Court of Calcutta.


c. Conduct legal training and workshops for the survivors, activists, advocates, and other legal and human rights professionals.


d. Lead fact-finding commissions to investigate incidents of human rights abuses.


e. Prepare reports and white papers on acid attacks, gender violence, and other human rights issues.


Qualifications:


a. Admitted as an Advocate on the rolls of the Bar Council and authorized to independently practice before the High Court of Calcutta.


b. Excellent skills in drafting and presenting arguments before courts and tribunals, particularly in criminal matters and specifically in the High Court and trial courts.


c. 2-3 years of experience, including independently arguing cases at the High Court.


d. Proficiency in English and Bengali, with outstanding public speaking abilities.


e. Willingness to travel for fact-finding commissions, training programs, awareness campaigns, and legal cases in Calcutta, West Bengal, and other locations.


f. Preference will be given to acid attack survivors, women, trans-persons, Dalits and minorities.


How to apply:


a. Email your application to info@bravesoulsfoundation.org with a copy to kabir@bravesoulsfoundation.org.


b. The subject line of your email should read: ‘Application of [insert name] for the position of Legal Officer (Advocate) at Calcutta, West Bengal.’


c. The body of the email should not exceed 1000 words and should answer the following questions: (a) What is your understanding of human rights? (b) What have been your contributions to the field of human rights thus far? (c) How do you envision that this position will allow you to further promote human rights?


d. Attach your CV, a minimum of 10 orders/judgments obtained in cases argued independently before tribunals, courts, and the High Court, along with any other relevant materials.


Note: This occupation is expected to engage the Legal Officers for the entirety of their working day; however, they are allowed to undertake private cases as long as it does not contradict the principles and scope of the organization, as well as human rights in general.


Last date to apply: 15 July 2023


Remuneration: INR 20,000 – 25,000 along with medical insurance.


Location: Calcutta, West Bengal


Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other


Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Brave Souls Foundation
  • About Organization:Brave Souls Foundation, registered as a Trust under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 since July 2021, is a group of social activists, lawyers, researchers and socially spirited individuals working towards prevention of acid attacks, gender based violence and amelioration of the condition of victims. We believe that an acid attack is the worst crime that could be committed, particularly against women. Based upon decade long experience of our founders working with victims of human rights violations and particularly acid attack victims, we report that most prefer loss of a limb, rape or even death over an acid attack. We believe that preventing acid attacks and securing justice for its victims is the most important area of human rights.