Job Post:Legal Initiative for Forest & Environment (Associate Litigator), Delhi/Kolkata: 30.04.2022
LIFE is an environmental law group that has been involved in environmental litigations across a range of issues across the country. LIFE works towards securing environmental justice for communities, non-human species, and ecosystems. It creatively uses legal institutions to promote the environmental rule of law. In recognition of its work to secure justice, LIFE received the Right Livelihood Award, 2021 also known as the ‘alternative Nobel Prize’.
About the Job Opportunity
LIFE is setting up a dedicated team to focus on climate litigation in India. The aim will be to use international commitments and domestic legal tools to ensure climate justice.
The responsibility will involve research and litigation on issues concerning climate change and energy transition. The Associate Litigator will work creatively using litigation on different aspects related to climate change – adaptation, mitigation, and resilience. This will also include work on clean energy and energy transition.
The position will be based in LIFE’s office in New Delhi and Kolkata and will involve litigation before the NGT, High Court, and Supreme Court.
Develop and litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation related to climate change and clean energy.
Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners
Work effectively on legal and policy issues related to climate change
Submissions and follow up on Climate Change agreement (CoP).
Law graduates with at least 3 years’ experience in litigation or research.
Excellent drafting and communication skills. The candidate must have experience in drafting petitions before Courts and Tribunal. Those with previous experience in drafting PIL’s will be preferred.
Must have excellent research skill – both of domestic law and international law.
Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in either the field of environment or environmental law.
Candidates must have good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
Candidates must have genuine and deep interest in environmental issues and for protecting the rights of nature. Specifically candidates must have the drive to make a difference and bring about positive societal change.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates are invited to send their CVs to email@example.com by April 30, 2022.
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