The general public is hereby invited to nominate experienced and qualified citizens into the Legal Advisory Council of the CACLD. This is not an award but a call to service based on proven record of public service and a willingness to serve for public good. To buttress this point upfront, while compensation terms are involved, a member of the Legal Advisory Council is required to commit to providing 100 hours of free legal service on matters of public interest annually. Example – an un-lawful military presence in civilian spaces would constitute a matter of public interest. See below for details of the role of the Legal Advisory Council, qualifications and compensation of members.
Legal Advisory Council (LAC): A member of the Legal Advisory Council provides legal assistance, may organize legal activities as need arises, creating legal documents and advising the CACLD Board on legal issues relevant to Human Rights. In other words, a member of the LAC is primarily responsible for providing high quality advice to the CACLD on major legal issues and problems as well as formulating the best possible legal solution after analyzing the legal problem in depth. The CACLD Board is not bound to the recommendations of a member of the LAC.
Responsibilities: A member of the Legal Advisory Council is accountable for providing legal ad-vice that includes all the aspects of the analysis, investigation and drafting process. He/she is responsible for providing support in discrete legal issues by advising the CACLD, drafting undertakings and structuring remedies for the relevant issues. Other responsibilities:
1. To conduct legal analysis and research on various legal matters of public interest and with implications for Human Rights. To provide advice on different legal issues and assist in drafting legal opinions, memoranda and briefing documents, Acts and legal submissions.
2. To draw up formalities regarding the settlement of disputes and monitor the implementation of the legal clauses He/she should be able to provide the much needed legal assistance while dealing with some particular legal tasks, litigations, contracts, dispute resolution and advise the CACLD on appropriate decision.
3. He/she also advises whether all the proceedings of the CACLD are in compliance with the law. He/she supervises, analyzes and researches the implication of laws, legislation, etc., that may have implications for Human Rights as well as advises the CACLD so that there is minimum legal expo-sure and liability.
Educational Background: to be nominated into membership of the CACLD Legal Advisory Council (LAC), the candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree at Law from a highly reputed University, with full professional standing in the country of citizenship. Also to be included in the nomination is a resume and autobiography of the nominee.
Compensation: A member of the Legal Advisory Council is required to commit to providing 100 hours of free legal service on matters of public interest annually. Example – an unlawful military presence in civil space would constitute a matter of public interest. Services beyond this 100 hours will be paid for on negotiated terms based on fair market rates for NGOs. The 100 hours of free legal service, however, do not obligate the CACLD and or the member of the LAC to enter into contract for the continuation of the case in which the LAC member is the initiator.
Send your nominations to: office@ cacldinternational.org
Nominations closes at 12pm, Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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