PILA is recruiting a Legal Officer – deadline 24 October 2018
26 September 2018
Title: Legal Officer
Reports to: PILA & Strategic Development Manager
Working hours: Full-time
FLAC, the Free Legal Advice Centres, is a human rights organisation which exists to promote equal access to justice for all.
In 2009, FLAC established the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) as a public interest law network that seeks to engage the legal community and civil society in using the law to advance social change. PILA is a project of FLAC.
operates a Pro Bono Referral Scheme which matches expertise in the legal profession with specific legal needs in social justice NGOs, community groups and law centres;
increases the capacity of organisations to use law in the public interest through legal education, law reform and litigation;
promotes a culture of structured pro bono legal work which provides lawyers with opportunities to use their legal skills in the public interest;
raises awareness about the barriers to public interest litigation and works to remove them;
reaches out to law schools and law students to ensure that public interest law and clinical legal education become central components of the curriculum; and
uses its website, fortnightly PILA bulletin and events to raise awareness about public interest law in Ireland and internationally.