24 Nov 2022

Public Interest Litigation Directorate at Law Society of Kenya

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Job Description

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) is Kenya’s premier bar association, with membership of all practicing advocates, currently numbering over thirteen thousand members. It has the mandate to advise and assist members of the legal profession, the government and the larger public in all matters relating to the administration of justice in Kenya. The Society was established by an Act of Parliament – The Law Society of Kenya Act (Chapter 18 of the Laws of Kenya). The Law Society in its present form was formed in 1948 by section 3 of the Law Society of Kenya Ordinance, 1949. That Act was later repealed by the current Law Society of Kenya Act, which came into force on 30th October, 1992. Our Vision The vision of the Law Society of Kenya is to empower our members and promote good governance and the just rule of law. Our Mission The Law Society of Kenya mission is to be a world recognized bar association in the provision of quality services, fostering advocacy and the rule of law.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist in supporting and initiating programs for the Public Interest and Advocacy Directorate
  2. Assist in managing and assisting clients at the legal aid desk
  3. Assist in engaging relevant stakeholders in policy and legal reform
  4. Assist to manage and update the pro bono database and Public interest
  5. Assist in case management of matters LSK is involved in and liaison with advocates on record
  6. Assist in coordinating and implementing activities and meetings of LSK committees
  7. Assist in initiating and implementing partnership initiatives
  8. Assist in developing position papers and policy briefs on emergent issues
  9. Any other duties as may be assigned by the Secretary/CEO

Qualifications

  1. At the time of applying, have been admitted to the Advocates Training Programme at the Kenya School of Law (KSL) in its current academic year
  2. Hold an LLB degree from a recognized university
  3. Candidates afforded pupillage in the past by Law Society are not eligible to apply.




Method of Application

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to :

The Secretary/CEO
Law Society of Kenya
Lavington, Opp. Valley Arcade, Gitanga Road
P.O. BOX 72219 - 00200
NAIROBI.


Closing Date : 8 December. 2022





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