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Defender of your Digital Freedom

Senior Counsel

Job Description

SFLC.in is inviting applications for the post of Senior Counsel at our office in New Delhi, India. Lawyers who have a keen interest in civil liberties, intellectual property rights law and technology laws and who have a desire to defend the digital freedom of citizens may apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze laws and policies in the areas of technology law, human rights law and intellectual property laws to develop well-informed organizational positions;

  • Draft articles, opinion pieces, and other miscellaneous literature on issues such as privacy, data protection, free speech, net neutrality and others;

  • Draft petitions, provide legal representation, observe litigation proceedings as required;

  • Work with law and policy makers i.e. conduct meetings, draft expert opinions, contribute to consultation processes, provide research support and more;

  • Represent the organization at various national and global events;

Job Qualifications and Skills

• At least 5 years of litigation or policy or transactional experience,

• Excellent legal and non-legal writing and analytical skills, with experience in drafting,

Post Qualification Experience

  • Experience developing policies, regulations, or standards related to Internet/social media/media content/product issues,

  • Experience managing day-to-day projects and deadlines

  • Familiarity with issues at the intersection of law,technology and policy especially those issues involving emerging technologies

  • Knowledge and understanding of FOSS and SFLC.in’s mission.

 

Remuneration

  • Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and will be at par with industry standards.

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are requested to forward their applications with a cover letter, statement of intent, resume and two writing samples ( mandatory) and a reference in free document format (.pdf or .odt) ONLY to apply@sflc.in with a subject line – “Application for Senior Counsel”.

  • We are a highly collaborative team and in-person interaction is crucial to our success in defending digital freedom, applicants seeking to work remotely will not be considered.

  • Please note: SFLC.in believes in equality and opportunity for all. We encourage applications from all beautiful people especially, persons with disabilities, of any sexual orientation, gender or other identities, and individuals from all generations.

Deadline

The last date of accepting the application is  January 31, 2020. Applications submitted later shall not be considered.

About the Organization

SFLC.IN is the first Indian legal services organization that works exclusively on technology, law, and policy. As a not-for-profit organization engaged in the empowerment of Indian citizens about their digital freedom and rights, it operates as a collective bringing together different stakeholders to a common platform to further the cause of digital rights. SFLC.in promotes innovation and open access to knowledge by helping policymakers make informed and just decisions regarding the use and adoption of technology. As of 2019 SFLC.in is the only Indian organization to be inducted as a member of the IFEX, a global network to defend the right to freedom of expression and information.

What makes us different

SFLC.in offers an open supportive and empowering environment where you are encouraged to take initiative no matter how young you are. We offer paid time off, once a week firm-sponsored meal, paid parental leave, a dog-friendly (Yes!) workplace, and a platform to bring a change at a global scale for public welfare.

 

 

  • Accepted file types: odt, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: odt, pdf.