Job @ PeTA India as Legal Counsel.

Location: Delhi
Job @ PeTA India as Legal Counsel.

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PETA India, launched in India in January 2000,operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way, while also educating policymakers and the public about animal abuse and promoting an understanding of the right of all animals to be treated with respect.

PETA India focuses primarily on the areas in which the greatest numbers of animals suffer the most: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the leather trade, and in the entertainment business.

Position Objectives:

  • To assist with strategising and coordinating PETA India litigation at various forums, including in cooperation with outside counsel

  • To ensure that PETA India staff members are operating with sound knowledge of the law and using the strongest legal arguments to advance and meet our objectives

  • To prepare casework against individuals or organisations responsible for cruelty to animals

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Draft in-house legal documents and pleadings

  • Conduct legal research for ongoing and proposed litigation

  • Manage in-house litigations and coordinate with outside counsel, as assigned

  • Ensure regular, timely reporting on the progress of litigation to the supervisor

  • Assist with and, when required, lead PETA India’s litigation to advance animal protection under the law, including by coordinating with outside counsel and appearing in court

  • Under supervision, identify and manage relations with outside legal counsel on various matters

  • Prepare and send legal notices to individuals and organisations breaking animal-protection laws

  • Assist in exercising due diligence, including by maintaining clear records of correspondence and court-related documents

  • Ensure that the organisation’s work conforms with legal requirements

  • Meet with outside counsel and others, as required by individual cases and as requested

  • Write letters to and meet with law-enforcement officials in order to persuade them to act in cases of cruelty to animals

  • Draft and coordinate official letters, Right to Information Act requests, reports, and other documents as needed

  • Ensure PETA India staff members are operating with sound knowledge of the law and using the strongest legal arguments to advance and meet our objectives

  • Conduct media interviews, including on camera, and carry out other public-speaking engagements about specific cases as well as PETA India’s policy advocacy work and campaigns

  • Provide campaigners, researchers, investigators, and caseworkers with legal support

  • Research, interpret, and apply pertinent central government and state statutes, regulations, and case law

  • Report on weekly developments in all significant matters as well as future courses of action and related deadlines

  • Monitor issues and cases for potential legal action

  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from a university recognised by The Bar Council of India

  • Two to three years of litigation experience preferred

  • Good standing to practice law

  • Ability to travel for PETA litigation

  • Preferred experience in animal rights law or a related field

  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns

  • Proven excellent legal research and writing skills

  • Proven excellent strategic-thinking and analytical skills

  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks within strict time constraints

  • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle

  • Support for PETA’s philosophy and the ability to advocate PETA’s positions on issues in a professional manner

  • Commitment to the objectives of the organisation

  • Fluent in Hindi

  • Knowledge of other local Indian languages a plus

Reports to:

Principal Legal Counsel

Term of Employment:




For more Information, go to Peta India.

How to Apply:

To apply for a position with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, please send your cover letter and CV to

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