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LFC call for applications 2013-14-2

LFC call for applications 2013-14-2

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Lawyers For Change - Call for Applications 2013-14
Lawyers For Change - Call for Applications 2013-14

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Published by: Bar & Bench on Nov 11, 2013
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 Are you a lawyer who wants to
make a difference?
Do you care about
social issues
for all?Do you feel that there is ain the present legal system?
need for change
If so, read on…
Centre for Social Justice, Ahmedabad & ECONET, Pune
Lawyers for
Lawyers for Change (LfC) is a fellowship programme that supports young lawyers working on issues of social justice. The LfC Programme works towards developing the capacities of young lawyers to alter power relations in society by empowering vulnerable groups to assert their rights. The LfC Programme is designed for grooming young lawyers to become leaders in law by responding to the issues and needs within their communities using law as a comprehensive strategy for social change. Over the course of the programme, LfC will systematically work with lawyers and help them build the identity and skills required for Social Justice Lawyering.The programme is a
six months fellowship
. During the six month time period, the selected fellows will be taken through an
intensive capacity building process to use law for ghting exclusion, discrimination, enabling entitlements and to establish herself/himself as a leader in the eld of law. During the fellowship period there will be
three events/ contact sessions
 in which the fellows will be expected to remain present. These contact sessions will be conducted
once every two months for 4-5 days
In between the contact sessions, fellows will work in their respective elds on rights based issues which will be presented to the
Academy, explore possibilities of legal interventions and also carry out tasks assigned by the Academy.The LfC Academy has distinguished faculty members from amongst well-known human rights educators, retired members of the judiciary, senior lawyers, academics and practitioners in
the eld. Activities of the Academy will include rigorous training
sessions; opportunities for legal interventions while working with rights based organizations in different parts of the country; sharing of knowledge and resources; and developing leadership skills of the fellows. Over the duration of the fellowship, the Academy will provide every kind of support to mentor the fellows and enhance their skills of social justice lawyering.
About Lawyers for Change (LfC)Structure of the Programme
We are looking for:
Practicing lawyers who are associated with organizations working on rights based issues.
Lawyers who want to start a practice on social justice issues, or
Organizations that want to nominate lawyers /lawyer leaders working in the eld of human rights issues.
The programme is open only to candidates below
32 years of age.
 A good knowledge of
 written and spoken English
 and working knowledge of computers is a must for every candidate. The programme is open only to citizens of India.
Applications for the Fellowship
Selected candidates will be awarded a fellowship of
upto Rs. 14,000 per month
. Candidates will also be entitled for a monthly allowance of
Rs. 2500 for books, travel
.Travel to and from Ahmedabad for attending training sessions will be reimbursed according to policy.
An email may be sent to
 on or before
20th November, 2013
with the
CV of the applicant
attached. The
 eld of the email
must clearly mention
‘Application for Programme’
. Candidates who had applied for the previous batch may also apply.
Date and location of the interview will be notied to
shortlisted candidates.
How to apply?

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