Project 39-A at NLU Delhi (earlier known as the Centre on the Death Penalty) has rolled out a fellowship programme for young lawyers and social workers in Pune and Nagpur.
The Fair Trial Fellowship is an opportunity for young lawyers and social workers to assist in providing quality legal representation to under-trial prisoners. The fellowship 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 fellowship is being currently rolled out for work in Nagpur and Pune Central prisons.
The fellowship is based on the core understanding that the existing legal aid system implemented through the NALSA and its subsidiary bodies has the greatest outreach amongst persons requiring free legal aid in custody. Thus, providing assistance, in terms of qualified personnel and technical resources to the existing system, is a much needed step towards providing the best possible legal representation to the undertrial prisoners.
How the fellowship works:
Remuneration: The fellows will be engaged on a full-time basis, and paid Rs. 30,000 per month. The fellowship will be for three years and fellows will not be permitted to undertake work outside of the fellowship.
Application Procedure: All interested candidates are required to send a copy of their résumé and a statement of purpose by email to [email protected].The Statement of Purpose should not exceed 700 words. The subject of the e-mail should indicate the category of fellowship applied for as - “Fair Trial Fellowship - Application for Legal Fellowship” or “Fair Trial Fellowship - Application for Social Work Fellowship” depending on the choice and eligibility of the candidate.
The selection procedure will be conducted in two stages:
Queries can be addressed to +91 11 2803 2533 or [email protected].
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