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Position Title:                                     Advocate

Location of Work:                              Karachi

Type of Job:                                        Contractual

Reporting to:                                      Senior Program Manager, CEO

Grade/Scale:                                      5


The Legal Aid Society under the project of Basic and Legal Literacy Initiatives for Juveniles of Sindh is desirous of opening a Legal Empowerment Help Desk (herein after referred as “LED” is a combination of a referral, mediation service and provider of legal literacy / education) in Chakiwara Police Station and Baldia Police Station Karachi.

The Advocate is required to work 6 hours per day, 6 days a week (36 hours per week) from 04:00 10:00 p.m. Upon request the Advocate should be prepared to work overtime.

Job Description/Roles and Responsibilities of Legal Advisor posted at LED:

  • Legal Advisor will provide immediate legal advice and information to a juvenile/women who will come to the Police Station and in need of the legal advice and help.
  • Legal Advisor will brief the juvenile about his/her rights under the JJSA, 2018 and other relevant laws.
  • Legal Advisor will train the staff on the Salient Features of JJSA, 2018.
  • Legal Advisor will be responsible to reprsent the Juveniles/Women in court who are in need of free legal representation and comes under the pre defined criteria of LAS – Free Legal Representation.
  • Legal Advisor will responsible to complete all the additional tasks given by Litigation Manager, Senior Program Manager and Executive Director.
  • Legal Advisor will provide all of services free of cost and will not take any sort of benefits (in any form) from anyone.
  • It is the responsibility of the Legal Advisor to make sure that the juvenile (if involved in criminal offence) will be presented in front of the magistrate within 24 hours.
  • Legal Advisor will not exceed its limits and will not interfere with the routine running of the police station.
  • Legal Advisor is also responsible to undertake mediation between the parties where necessary and where the parties so agree and on the request of the police officials.


  • Candidate must have good knowledge and experience of criminal and civil procedures and laws.
  • He/she must be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel for drafting applications and record keeping related tasks.
  • Minimum Qualification (BA, LLB, with second Class) preference will be given to Master Graduate.
  • Minimum Experience will be of 7 years in related field.
  • Required advanced level of English, reading, writing for drafting of various reports also knowledge of Sindhi and Urdu.
  • Creative, energetic, ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to network and liaise with the community
  • Demonstrated flexibility, motivation, and maturity
  • Willingness to work and live in harsh conditions
  • Compassion for access to justice, serving disempowered segments in society and enforcement of fundamental rights of target audiences

Application Process

  • We are equal opportunity employer for qualified male and female candidates.
  • Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Interested candidates may apply online latest by 11th April, 2021
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be called for test & interview.
  • The organization reserves the right to reject any or all applications.
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