Position: The National Law University, Delhi (“University”) is seeking to engage on a contractual basis, Legal Fellows for Nagpur (2 positions) for the Fair Trial Fellowship programme of Project 39A supported by a grant from the Azim Premji Foundation.

About the programme: The Fair Trial Fellowship Programme (“the Programme”) is an opportunity for young lawyers and social workers to work for providing quality legal representation to undertrial prisoners. The Programme will train and mentor a group of young professionals to work in collaboration with the State Legal Services Authority towards ensuring fair trial for undertrial prisoners at both pre-trial and trial stages. The Programme is being currently rolled out for work in Nagpur and Pune Central prisons. The twin goals of the programme are to reduce the under trial population in prisons in Pune and Nagpur and to work towards strengthening the legal aid system in Maharashtra. The programme has its offices in Pune and Nagpur.

A. Registration as a practicing advocate (Sanad) with Bar Council of any state in India B. Minimum of two year experience of criminal law practice at trial court level
C. Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking Marathi
D. Ability to read, write and speak English
E. Familiarity with the use of MS-Office, emails and the internet
F. Prior work experience in work with the District Legal Services Authority is desirable.
The above qualifications may be relaxed in exceptional circumstances

Compensation: Fellows will be paid a fellowship amount of INR 30,000- 40,000 per month.

Application Process: Interested persons must attach their resume and a statement of purpose, explaining their role and interest in working on this programme.

The statement of purpose must not exceed 700 words. Shortlisted candidates will be called for the selection process which will be held in Nagpur. The selection process may have multiple rounds.

Applications and documents will be accepted only through the form here

Deadline: Applications must reach us by midnight of June 25, 2023 after which the applications will not be accepted.

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