Pro Bono Experts, Legal Writing

  • Posted on 6 December 2019

Job Description


American Bar Association, ROLI

POSITION Description
TITLE: Pro Bono Experts, Legal Writing
LOCATION: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
REPORTS TO: Country Director, MENA


ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in roughly 40 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 400 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups.

JOB SUMMARY

ABA ROLI seeks two legal writing experts to develop curriculum and lead a one-week course on the topic for law students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

RESPONSIBILITIES

· Develop curricula for training law students on legal writing.

· Lead in-person training sessions in Saudi Arabia.

· Training should cover different types of legal drafting, including contracts, memos, motions, and corporate policies and procedures, as well as case studies and analyses

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Masters’ degree, or Juris Doctorate degree (or equivalent) from an ABA- accredited law school (or equivalent).

Proven experience with and expertise in the relevant topics.
· Working knowledge of MENA region and/or experience working in politically sensitive contexts is highly desirable.

· Fluency in English (knowledge of Arabic is a plus).

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Availability to travel to Saudi Arabia for up to one week in January 2020.

This legal specialist position is on a pro-bono basis. A support package is provided which covers all travel costs and business expenses.

Please submit a CV and cover letter to: mena-info@abaroli.org

About the Organization

ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in roughly 40 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 400 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups.

For more information about what we do at ABA ROLI please visit: https://www.americanbar.org/advocacy/rule_of_law/about.html

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