Legal Associate

Terms of Employment: Independent Contractor
Reports to: Executive Director India and General Counsel
Position Location: New Delhi, India

Position Objective:
To assist Animal Equality’s legal advocacy efforts in India by advocating on behalf of farmed animals and ensuring the organization’s legal compliance in all aspects of its operations

General Responsibilities:

  • Document all the relevant laws, rules and regulations pertaining to animal welfare, animal agriculture and food safety
  • Draft compelling legal proposals requesting the government to introduce or improve animal welfare policies
  • File legal complaints based on Animal Equality’s investigations of animal cruelty cases and collaborate with authorities and officials to secure the prosecution of documented crimes
  • Assist and coordinate with Animal Equality’s external counsel
  • Provide legal support to the investigations and corporate outreach department
  • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to the management
  • Draft, review, and/or approve all contracts and legal agreements required
  • Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
  • Meet the legal objectives of Animal Equality
  • Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas
  • Keep abreast of relevant legislative changes
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
  • Required Experience, Skills and Qualifications
  • In depth knowledge of the various relevant laws, rules and regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of farmed animal issues
  • Law degree from accredited college or university
  • Minimum of two years of experience in practicing law
  • Sophisticated negotiation skills and proven ability to persuade or motivate others
  • Ability to conduct media interviews
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines without sacrificing accuracy
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.