We are hiring!

The Equal Education Law Centre is seeking to appoint one Paralegal to work in its law clinic on a 1-year contract.

About the EELC

The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) focuses on public interest litigation and advocacy to advance the right to basic education in South Africa. As a registered law clinic, the EELC runs a free daily specialist law clinic service which is available to every person in South Africa, to ensure the right to education and intersecting rights are protected.  The law clinic is physically based in Cape Town but is available nationally through social media platforms, email and telephone.

Who should apply:

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies and abilities:

  • An accredited paralegal qualification and or an LLB degree
  • Two or more years’ experience working in a law clinic/advice office in a similar role is essential
  • A demonstrated interest in human rights work and social justice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in other South African languages will be an advantage
  • A high level of computer proficiency including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook essential).
  • Good communication and organisational abilities
  • Positive attitude, and ability to work well within a team
  • The ability to meet deadlines and manage time well
  • Excellent people skills, with a positive attitude and friendly disposition
  • Open to assisting with diverse tasks outside of the strict job description


  • Respond to enquiries made through the EELC toll free number and other social media platforms
  • The in-take process of clients to the law clinic
  • Take initial statements from clients approaching the law clinic
  • Collate the EELC’s electronic daily intake schedule
  • Administration of the law clinic
  • Follow up and initial liaison with clients
  • Assist with community engagement programmes
  • Represent EELC in civil society and public forums where necessary

How to apply:
To apply submit to info@eelawcentre.org.za with the subject “EELC- Paralegal”:

  1. A letter of motivation detailing your interest in human rights, social justice, and the work of the EELC, and motivating why you have the necessary qualifications, skills, and experience for this position.
  2. Your CV, including contact information for two references.

Your application must reach us by 18h00 on Wednesday 7th September 2022.

No late or incomplete applications will be considered, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Please note that we are looking for candidates who have an interest in a career in the social justice sector.