Legal Aid Lawyers (Advocates) at Legal Aid Forum (LAF): (Deadline 10 December 2021)

Legal Aid Lawyers (Advocates) at Legal Aid Forum (LAF): (Deadline 10 December 2021)

Legal Aid Lawyers (Advocates) at Legal Aid Forum (LAF): (Deadline 10 December 2021)

PROCUREMENT NOTICE: LAF/032

The Legal Aid Forum (LAF) is accepting applications from qualified and skilled individuals or firms to provide the following services as described below:

 

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Requirements

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Legal Aid Lawyers (Advocates)

  • Give relevant legal advice and opinion on cases assigned by LAF;
  •  Manage client files in an ethical and professional manner;
  •  Prepare court submissions for clients and other administrative correspondences and legal writings as required;
  • Perform due diligence on cases received and advise LAF accoringly;
  • Appear in court (s) for legal representation on behalf of clients assigned by LAF;
  • Accompany clients to any administrative institutions for legal advocacy purposes;
  • Collaborate with other legal aid providers and members of LAF;
  •  If and  when  applicable, conduct ADR on cases that so required;
  •  Prepare and submit reports to LAF on progress of  cases assigned;
  •  Apply and follow rigorously Legal Aid Performance Standards as developed and approved by LAF.
  • Law degree  with at least 5 years of exprerince as practicing lawyer and 3 years in providing legal representation/assistance to vulnerable people;
  • Proof good standing with the Bar Association;
  • Commitment to access to justice for vulnerable groups;
  • Self motivated and able to work with minimum supervision;
  •  Execllent oral and communication skills;
  • Familiality with  principles of public interest litigation international human rights  instrument;
  • Lawyers working with rural communities are encouraged to apply.

Only electronic applications are required. For Legal Aid Attorneys (Advocates), their applications should comprise: CV, application letter, valid advocate’s card, recommendation letter from RBA as a proof for compliance and being in good standing with the Bar regulations.

For consultants: They are required to submit technical and financial proposals indicating which consultancy services they are applying for.

Applications should be addressed to the Executive Director and submitted electronically to: recruitment@legalaidrwanda.org with cc to arielle@legalaidrwanda.org. The closing date for applications is 10th December 2021 at 5:00 pm (Kigali Time).

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