Ref: 2501

The XYZ Centres are spread throughout South Africa and employ attorneys and candidate attorneys to provide legal representation to the poor. At the Centres there is a specific focus on criminal practice. XYZ contributes to the compassionate society needed for democracy and justice to flourish in South Africa. XYZ assists indigent residents to participate in the South African Justice System. It ensures that criminal accused receive a fair trial, guarantees the right of access of the even the poorest to the courts and provides for the rights of children. The representation of juvenile accused is an important aspect of the work of the Justice Centres. XYZ has identified women and children's rights (as well as land issues) as deserving of special attention in the provision of its legal services. They also fund candidate attorneys in rural law firms, law clinics and recently launched a system of nationwide justice centres. In the past, the XYZ compensated private attorneys/advocates in a system known as Judicare. The emphasis is on providing a legal aid service for the poor through salaried lawyers working in justice centres in various places around the country. The centres provide a range of services, including defense in criminal trials and representation in civil matters. Justice centres will extend access to legal aid to far more people than was previously the case. In the short term, however, the majority will still not have access to these centres. In the long term therefore a range of additional measures are necessary to ensure that this project is successful.

Location: Cape Town City Centre
Car required: No
Dress code: Semi-casual

Involved in the field of Law where justice for all is concerned
Assist lawyers in providing legal aid in a variety of areas such as criminal areas, divorce cases, labour disputes etc.

Law student who is interested in a broad range of legal disciplines and especially in providing Legal Aid to the poor and underprivileged
Previous work experiences preferred
Need to be a motivated independent individual, who enjoys working in a challenging environment.
Good communication skills


Ref: 2502

The XYZ Legal Centre seeks to advance the struggle for equality for women, particularly black women, who suffer socio-economic disadvantage, through the promotion and development of human rights for women. In order to fulfill its objectives, the XYZ Legal Centre will, free of charge Litigate cases which advance women's rights and are in the public interest, particularly constitutional cases; and produce briefs to assist courts in constitutional cases which concern women's rights and gender equality. In addition, where resources permit, the XYZ Legal Centre aims to provide women's organisations with technical legal assistance in making submissions to parliament and other institutions. The XYZ Legal Centre aims to provide training and capacity building programs for para-legals and women lawyers who wish to conduct constitutional litigation in regard to gender issues. They believe that there is a need to collaborate with women's organisations in all their activities. The XYZLegal Centre’s focus areas are fair access to resources, Having a safe place to stay, The right to Health, Being able to work and Being free of violence Any litigation/ legal work conducted by the XYZ Legal Centre should advance substantive equality for women. Substantive equality is advanced through litigation that seeks to improve the lives of women who have been disadvantaged by social and economic conditions.

Location: Cape Town city centre
Car required: No
Dress code: Casual

Tasks will be allocated depending on  knowledge and fields of interest and projects at the time

Legal interns in that have completed at least one year of Legal studies
A strong interest in Women Rights, NGO work and an understanding thereof 
A flexible, open minded attitude and respect for other cultures


Ref: 2503

this is  a very busy law firm located in Cape Town. They specialise in litigation and trial work and relate to criminal law, the field of adjectival law (viz. evidence, civil procedure, criminal procedure), and the law dealing with sentencing and punishment, including prisons. The firm's skills and expertise are drawn from a multi-disciplinary team, capable of handling any legal transaction. One of the key strengths of the firm is every staff member's commitment to excellence and creative problem-solving. There is a competitive, yet co-operative spirit driving them in their quest to achieve the optimum results for their clients. As a law firm specialised in criminal law, firm are making a valuable contribution in the areas of criminal procedure and effective participation in the professional legal area.

Location: 20 minutes Cape Town City Centre
Car required: preferable
Dress code: Smart

Be exposed to all aspects of criminal law, including pre-trial work, court appearances and trials, and would accompany the lawyers on site visits, including those to courts, police stations and prisons.
Be exposed to a variety of law applications and have the opportunity to work alongside leading academics and practitioners who are forerunners in their fields.

Law student who is studying or interested in Criminal Law and would like to specialise in that field
good English skills
Be articulate and open to all challenges