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Fellowship For Access To Justice in Rural Rajasthan- Part Of The Constitutional Values Fellowship Of The School For Democracy (Rural Lawyers Cluster)

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16 Sep 2021 12:21 PM GMT
Fellowship For Access To Justice in Rural Rajasthan- Part Of The Constitutional Values Fellowship Of The School For Democracy (Rural Lawyers Cluster)
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This is a call for applications for a lawyer/s from historically marginalised communities who are interested in the institutions of the delivery of justice, especially in rural India. The applicant will work in selected parts of rural Rajasthan at a trial court level, on a full-time basis. The cluster will aim to build a network of lawyers in rural Rajasthan - mainly belonging to dalit, ...

This is a call for applications for a lawyer/s from historically marginalised communities who are interested in the institutions of the delivery of justice, especially in rural India. The applicant will work in selected parts of rural Rajasthan at a trial court level, on a full-time basis. The cluster will aim to build a network of lawyers in rural Rajasthan - mainly belonging to dalit, adivasi, women, nomadic, and minority communities. Through the fellows, the cluster aims to continuously engage with rural trial court lawyers, build upon their experience, and build a network to foster constitutional values in the pursuit of justice. Through this network, there will also be an attempt to help remove barriers to access to justice for the marginalised communities themselves . The fellows will be based in Rajasthan, and will be expected to travel regularly for about 12-15 days a month to build a network, and to help organise meetings along with four other fellows and a co-ordinator.

The fellows will also be encouraged to do pro bono, or legal aid work for the rest of the month in a rural / trial court of their choice.
This fellowship is linked to the Constitutional Values Fellowship, run by the School for Democracy.
Education and Skills: Ability to communicate and draft in Hindi is required.
Experience: Law background is preferable. Experience of working in courts, especially trial courts, would be useful for the position (but not required). We work in an equal & democratic living and work space and therefore no task is too small or insignificant for our members. We also have a commitment to living simply. A desire to learn and willingness to work in a collective is a prerequisite.
Location and Travel: This position requires the fellow to be based primarily in their own location, with periodic travel to rural Rajasthan.
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Stipend: Rs. 20,000/- per month.
Please send your C.V and an email expressing why you are interested in the position to [email protected], copying [email protected].
(Selection of candidates will be on a rolling basis and therefore the  candidates are requested to send their applications as soon as possible.)
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