Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) Recruitment 2022

Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) Recruitment 2022 | The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) has open portal for Equal Recruitment 2022, candidates who wish to pursue a career in social justice, rather than just securing articles and also Individuals from previously and currently disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Read the requirement and how to apply below.

The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) is a registered law clinic whose staff of social justice lawyers specializes in education law and policy, through conducting public interest litigation, legal research and advocacy, and community lawyering, to advance the right to equitable, safe, and quality basic education in South Africa. The EELC also aims to develop young, skilled attorneys and law graduates in public interest litigation.



  • To appoint two (2) Candidate Attorney for its’ Bertha Justice Fellowship programme

Qualification, skills, and experience:

  • An LLB degree (completed by January 2023)
  • A demonstrated interest in human rights work and social justice
  • A strong interest in research as a component of lawyering
  • Demonstrable oral and written communication skills in English
  • Analytical skills, good presentation skills, and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in other South African languages will be an advantage
  • Computer literacy and excellent legal research skills.
  • A commitment to high-quality client service.
  • Ability to make a two-year commitment to articles at EELC

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in strategic litigation cases. This includes conducting legal research, as well as writing, sorting, filing and paginating pleadings, briefs, legal opinions, and other court documents, and attending court and other hearings.
  • Attend to, consult with and assist clients who attend EELC’s daily walk-in clinic
  • Liaise with clients, counsel, and partners
  • Research in support of advocacy and litigation activities
  • Assist in the drafting of research reports
  • Provide input into submissions for policies and legislative reform
  • Assist with community engagement programmes
  • Represent EELC in civil society and public forums
  • Generally, support the Centre’s attorneys and the effective operation of the Centre’s programmes.

How to apply

Please send the following documents to info@eelawcentre.org.za with the subject “Candidate Attorney 2023 application”:

  • A covering letter detailing your interest in human rights, social justice, and the work of the EELC, and motivating why you have the necessary motivation, qualifications, skills and experience for this position.
  • A detailed CV that includes the details of two (2) contactable references

Note: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Application Deadline:  28 October 2022

For more information Visit: the Equal Education Law Centre, refer to www.eelawcentre.org.za

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