The Justice Leila Seth Fellowship is a remunerated, 18-month programme which will build a cohort of exceptional lawyers who understand what it takes to create positive change in our society. Selected Fellows will work directly on litigation, research and advocacy on core social justice issues mentored by iProbono and our community of dedicated advocates.
JLSF fellows will work closely with iProbono’s child protection team, consisting of both lawyers and social workers, and have the opportunity to support our casework. They will also identify and work on specific advocacy projects. Through secondments with partner organisations, they will learn through grassroots engagements.
The foundation of the Fellowship rests on the vision and strategy designed and implemented by iProbono, which includes —
Strengthening the impact of civil society
Advancing justice for all by representing people in need
Advocating for policies that promote social equity and end discrimination
Working closely on iProbono’s child rights casework
Mentorship throughout the Fellowship from the iProbono team
Training in iProbono’s model of delivering pro bono legal services to civil society organisations
Secondment to an iProbono partner civil society organisation
Secondment with an iProbono panel lawyer
Secondment to a national iProbono office in India
At the completion of the Fellowship, the Fellow will prepare and present a report that provides an account of their experience.
For any queries, please get in touch with us at JLSF@i-probono.com or Apply Now.
We believe that the Fellows, with varying levels of life experience, are going to be leaders of this movement. We are looking to develop a diverse cohort who seek to develop their leadership potential through this 18 month Fellowship.Apply Now
August 21, 2023
Call for applications
September 22, 2023
Submit the application including CV and cover letter
October 6, 2023
First shortlist of candidates
October 12, 2023
Round 1 interviews for shortlisted candidates will begin
October 20, 2023
Second shortlist of candidates announced
October 30, 2023
Round 2 virtual interview with the Selection Committee will begin
November 6, 2023
Announcement of the Justice Leila Seth Fellows
December 4, 2023