Job @ Software Freedom Law Centre as Junior Counsel

apply by : 25th October, 2022
Job @ Software Freedom Law Centre as Junior Counsel
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About SFLC

SFLC.in is a legal services organization that brings together lawyers, policy analysts, technologists, and students to protect freedom in the digital world. We promote innovation and open access to knowledge by helping developers make great Free and Open Source Software, protect privacy and civil liberties for citizens in the digital world by educating and providing free legal advice and help policy makers make informed and just decisions with the use and adoption of technology.

Job Description

SFLC.in is inviting applications for the post of Junior Counsel. Lawyers who have a keen interest in civil liberties, intellectual property rights law and technology laws and who have a desire to defend the digital freedom of citizens may apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position requires working closely with the Senior Counsel, Legal Director and other counsels on a variety of cases at the intersection of technology issues, intellectual property rights, and human rights. Other responsibilities include:

  • Preparing court submissions and petitions, appearing for court hearings, filing appropriate applications at both district and High Court levels;

  • Analyze laws and policies, publish articles/reports in the areas of technology law, human rights law, privacy, data protection, free speech, net neutrality and IPR laws to develop well-informed organizational viewpoints;

  • Draft petitions, provide legal representation, observe litigation proceedings as required;

  • Work in association with other law and policy makers i.e. conduct meetings, draft expert opinions, contribute to consultation processes, provide research support and more.

Job Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum two (2) years of litigation and policy experience which includes making submissions before district and high courts, working knowledge of civil procedure;

  • Bachelor of Laws with a good standing before the Bar Council of India;

  • Excellent legal drafting and analytical skills, identifying appropriate applications;

  • Familiarity with issues at the intersection of law, technology, and policy, in particular the issues involving emerging technologies;

  • Candidates with experience in litigation would be preferred. However, candidates with transactional experience are also  encouraged to apply.

Remuneration

Will be commensurate with experience and will be at par with industry standards.

Location
Jangpura Extension, New Delhi, India (Hybrid)

Application Process
Interested candidates are requested to forward their applications with a cover letter, statement of intent, resume and two writing samples (mandatory) and a reference in free document format (.pdf or .odt) ONLY to apply@sflc.in with a subject line - "Application for Counsel".  INCOMPLETE AND LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


We are a highly collaborative team and in-person interaction is crucial to our success in defending digital freedoms. Thus, applicants seeking to work remotely will not be considered.

SFLC.in offers an open supportive and empowering environment where you are encouraged to take initiative no matter how young you are. We offer paid time off, once a week firm-sponsored meal, paid parental leave, a pet-friendly workplace, and a platform to effectuate change globally.

SFLC.in believes in equality and opportunity for all. We consider all qualifies applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Deadline
The last date of accepting application is October 25, 2022.

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