Candidate Attorneys

    The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) is a law clinic that pursues novel and effective legal solutions by using a range of strategies, including impact litigation, law reform, participation in partnerships and development processes within and outside South Africa.  We are a non-profit, public interest law centre, providing legal services to the poor and marginalized persons and communities, with the emphasis on land and education rights. The LRC aims to train candidate attorneys not only for their future roles as lawyers in traditional legal practices but also as prospective human rights lawyers and advocates – capable of participating in any legal environment, by equipping them with wide ranging skills that exceed the traditional candidate attorney training. Although academic results will get us interested in you, this is not all that we are looking for. We seek energetic, self-motivated, hard – working, well rounded and high calibre graduates who are committed and suited to the practice of law within the diverse environment of a strategic public interest law centre like the LRC.

    We invite applications from suitably qualified law graduates for FOUR CANDIDATE ATTORNEYS position commencing on 3 JANUARY 2022,  to based in any of our regional offices. Applicants are required to provide their office preference (more than one preference may be listed).

    The LRC requires candidate attorneys that meet the following criteria:

    • An LLB degree (an LLM will be advantageous)
    • Demonstrable interest in human rights work and social justice
    • Good academic record and writing skills
    • Computer Literacy
    • Good organizational skills
    • Professional personality
    • Honest, reliable and driven
    • Fast Learner
    • Willing to work long hours as per the demands of public interest law practice
    • Logical thinker and ability to convey concepts, work independently, prioritise instructions and demonstrate initiative

    It is the intention of the Legal Resources Centre to promote representativity in respect of race, gender and disability through the filling of the posts. Preference will be given to candidates from designated groups.

    To Apply:

    Please submit the following via email to

    • Curriculum Vitae no longer than three (3) pages
    • At least two (2) contactable references
    • A letter motivating the appointment based the applicant’s interest in public interest law
    • A copy of the applicant’s university transcript
    • Any other relevant supporting documents
    • Preference to which regional office the applicants wants to work out of

     Closing date: 30 September 2021  

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by 30 October 2021, please consider your application unsuccessful.