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Call for Applications | Lawyer | Centre for Child and the Law

April 28, 2023

NLSIU invites applications for one (01) position of Lawyer under the ‘Child Protection Programme’. It is a
contractual assignment (12 months), based out of Bangalore. The position is under the Centre for Child and
the Law (CCL), National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

The Centre for Child and the Law (CCL) was established as a specialized multi-disciplinary research centre of
NLSIU on April 1, 1996. The Centre integrates research, direct field action, and teaching on child rights law. We
use law and socio-legal strategies as tools for transformative social change to enable children to live with
dignity. Our aim is to ensure social justice, human rights and quality of life for all children in India, with special
focus on equitable quality education, care, protection and justice for marginalized and excluded children.

Role Description 

● Assist the team members in managing and supporting the legal representation of children at the Juvenile
Justice Board (JJB) which includes, following up with lawyers assigned to the case (either from the District
Legal Services Authority lawyers or Expert lawyers) as well as families of the children, the police and other
● Identifying key issues related to representation of children that will be used as inputs to holding a dialogue
with key stakeholders
● Conducting field and desk research on identified issues
● Attending meetings with stakeholders and partners
● Preparing for, organising and conducting training programmes, workshops and conferences
● Preparing progress reports
● Handling administrative responsibilities under the Centre
● Other Centre related activities and tasks

This is a full-time position, based out of the Government Boys’ Observation Home (Madivala) and the NLSIU
campus (Nagarbhavi) in Bangalore, involving field and desk research as well as service delivery. This position
will report to the Centre Coordinator.

Who should apply 

 Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognised University
 Should be enrolled in the Bar Council of India (BCI) and be eligible to practice in a court of law
 Demonstrated proficiency in speaking, reading and writing Kannada and English fluently is preferred
 At least two (02) years of experience practicing as an advocate in any court
 In addition, the candidate must have:
– Ability to work in a team, contributing to both team and individual goals
– Analytical and Research skills, collation skills, communication skills (written and oral), time-
management skills
– Demonstrated proficiency in the use of G-Suite, MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
– Self-driven, collaborative as well as the ability to work independently, attention to detail

How to apply 

Fill out the Google Form with:
 Your updated CV
 A statement of purpose (up to 500 words)
 Details of two (02) references with contact details

For more details, please read the official notification here.
To apply, click here


The last date for submission of applications is 19 May 2023.