Applications Invited for Fair Trail Fellowship Programme

Applications Invited for Fair Trail Fellowship Programme

Organization: National Law University, Delhi (NLUD)

Apply By: 30 Nov 2019

About the Organization:

National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) is a law university in India, offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. NLUD is one of the national law schools in India built on the five-year law degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India.


NLU, Delhi is seeking to engage on a contractual basis, Legal Fellows for Pune and Nagpur for the Fair Trail Fellowship programme of Project39A supported by a grant from the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives

About the Programme:

The Fair Trail Fellowship is an Opportunity for young lawyers and Social workers to work for providing quality legal representation to under trail prisoners. The Fellowship will train and mentor a group of young professionals to work in collaboration with the State Legal Services Authority towards ensuring fair trial for under trail prisoners at both pre-trail and trail stages. The Fellowship is being currently rolled out for work in Nagpur and Pune Central prisons. The twin goals of the programme are to reduce the under trail population in prisons in Pune and Nagpur and to work with the legal aid system in Maharashtra. To this end, there will be a research as well as a litigation component to the programme


This is a full time paid position based in Nagpur and Pune. Selected candidates will be expected to reside within the municipal limits of the city of their selection but maybe required to travel frequently to other districts as per programme needs

The responsibilities of the Legal Fellows will include:

  • Visiting prison with the duty counsels of the DLSA  
  • Coordinating with DLSA and authorities from Prison Department to ensure allocation of DLSA Panel Lawyer for undertrail who do not have any legal representation
  • Briefing and assisting panel lawyer of the DLSA assigned on a case during court hearings at both pre-trial stage
  • Regular Prison visits to seek instructions from undertrail client on behalf of the DLSA Panel Lawyers
  • Reviewing documents brought on record in a case, providing research inputs and devising legal strategy in consultation with the DLSA Panel Lawyer concerned
  • Assisting the DLSA panel lawyer in drafting legal documents to be submitted at both pretrail and trail stage
  • Following-up ongoing case in court and updating the client and/or the family members concerned
  • Regularly communicating with prison authorities to obtain case specific information and documents
  • Preparation for Recording evidence and cross examination Preparing written arguments based on the evidence for the final submissions before the court
  • Travelling as required t meet and communicate with family members of undertrail prisoners and other persons who may have oral and documentary information relevant to the case procedure
  • Organizing and conducting training workshops and conferences
  • Documentation and Reporting as per programmatic needs
  • Any other work that may be necessary to further the aims of the Fellowship Programme


  • Minimum of 3years experience of criminal law practice at trail court level
  • Registration as a practicing advocate and with Bar Council of any state in India
  • Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Marathi
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Familiarity with the use of MS-Office, emails and internet
  • Prior work experience in work with the District Legal Services Authority is desirable

Compensation: Fellows will be paid a fellowship amount of INR 30000 per month

Email: Interested persons must send their resume and statement of purpose to p39arecruitment@nludelhi.ac.in and the subject of the email should be "Fai Trail Fellowship-Application for Legal Fellowship"

Deadline: 30 November, 2019

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