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PETA India Recruitment 2017 : Legal Associate, Audio/Visual Coordinator

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Organisation : People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA India
Post Name: Recruitment for Legal Associate, Audio/Visual Coordinator in 2017

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PETA India is an Indian-based charity whose goal is to end animal exploitation. If you are interested in any PETA India positions

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Current PETA India Job Openings :
Legal Associate
Audio/Visual Coordinator
Corporate Liaison
Campaigns Assistant
Fundraising Coordinator

Legal Associate :
Position Objectives:
** To assist with strategising and coordinating PETA India litigation at various forums, including in cooperation with outside counsel
** To ensure that PETA India staff members are operating with sound knowledge of the law and using the strongest legal arguments to advance and meet our objectives
** To prepare casework against individuals or organisations responsible for cruelty to animals

Term of Employment: Full-time
Reports to: Legal adviser
Location: Delhi

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Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
** Draft in-house legal documents and pleadings
** Conduct legal research for ongoing and proposed litigation
** Manage in-house litigations and coordinate with outside counsel, as assigned
** Ensure regular, timely reporting on the progress of litigation to the supervisor
** Assist with and, when required, lead PETA India’s litigation to advance animal protection under the law, including by coordinating with outside counsel and appearing in court
** Under supervision, identify and manage relations with outside legal counsel on various matters
** Prepare and send legal notices to individuals and organisations breaking animal-protection laws
** Assist in exercising due diligence, including by maintaining clear records of correspondence and court-related documents
** Ensure that the organisation’s work conforms with legal requirements
** Meet with outside counsel and others, as required by individual cases and as requested
** Write letters to and meet with law-enforcement officials in order to persuade them to act in cases of cruelty to animals
** Draft and coordinate official letters, Right to Information Act requests, reports, and other documents as needed
** Ensure PETA India staff members are operating with sound knowledge of the law and using the strongest legal arguments to advance and meet our objectives
** Conduct media interviews, including on camera, and carry out other public-speaking engagements about specific cases as well as PETA India’s policy advocacy work and campaigns
** Provide campaigners, researchers, investigators, and caseworkers with legal support
** Research, interpret, and apply pertinent central government and state statutes, regulations, and case law
** Report on weekly developments in all significant matters as well as future courses of action and related deadlines
** Monitor issues and cases for potential legal action
** Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

** Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from a university recognised by The Bar Council of India
** Two to three years of litigation experience preferred
** Good standing to practise law
** Ability to travel for PETA litigation
** Preferred experience in animal rights law or a related field
** Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns
** Proven excellent legal research and writing skills
** Proven excellent strategic-thinking and analytical skills
** Proven ability to handle multiple tasks within strict time constraints
** Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle
** Support for PETA’s philosophy and the ability to advocate PETA’s positions on issues in a professional manner
** Commitment to the objectives of the organisation
** Fluent in Hindi
** Knowledge of other local Indian languages a plus

How to Apply:
To apply for a position with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, please send your cover letter and CV to Jobs[AT]

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