Junior Counsel

Job Description

SFLC.in is inviting applications for the post of Junior Counsel at our office in New Delhi, India. Advocates with a keen interest in issues at the intersection of civil liberties, intellectual property rights (IPR), and technology laws, and a desire to defend the digital freedoms may apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities inter alia include:

  • Analyze laws and policies in the areas of technology law, human rights law, and IPR laws to develop well-informed organizational viewpoints;

  • Research and draft articles, opinion pieces, and other miscellaneous literature on issues such as privacy, data protection, free speech, net neutrality, and others;

  • Draft petitions, provide legal representation and observe litigation proceedings as required;

  • Work in association with other law and policymakers i.e. conduct meetings, draft expert opinions, contribute to consultation processes, provide research support and more;

  • Represent SFLC.IN at various national and global events such as the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APRIGF), RightsCon Summit, etc.

Job Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor of Laws with a good standing before the Bar Council of India.

  • At least two (2) years of litigation/ policy/transactional law experience.

  • Excellent legal and non-legal drafting and analytical skills, with experience in legal drafting.


Post Qualification Experience

  • Experience in managing day-to-day projects and deadlines;

  • Familiarity with issues at the intersection of law, technology, and policy, in particular, the issues involving emerging technologies;

  • Knowledge and understanding of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and SFLC.in’s mission to promote and preserve Digital rights.


  • Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and will be at par with industry standards.

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are requested to forward their applications with a cover letter, statement of intent, resume and two writing samples ( mandatory) and a reference in free document format (.pdf or .odt) ONLY to apply@sflc.in with a subject line – “Application for Junior Counsel”.

  • We are a highly collaborative team and in-person interaction is crucial to our success in defending digital freedom, applicants seeking to work remotely will not be considered.

  • Please note: SFLC.in believes in equality and opportunity for all. We encourage applications from all beautiful people especially, persons with disabilities, of any sexual orientation, gender or other identities, and individuals from all generations.


Last date of accepting application is  January 31, 2020. Applications submitted later shall not be considered.

About the Organization

SFLC.IN is the first Indian legal services organization that works exclusively on technology, law, and policy. As a not-for-profit organization engaged in the empowerment of Indian citizens about their digital freedom and rights, it operates as a collective bringing together different stakeholders to a common platform to further the cause of digital rights. SFLC.in promotes innovation and open access to knowledge by helping policymakers make informed and just decisions regarding the use and adoption of technology. As of 2019 SFLC.in is the only Indian organization to be inducted as a member of the IFEX, a global network to defend the right to freedom of expression and information.

What makes us different

SFLC.in offers an open supportive and empowering environment where you are encouraged to take initiative no matter how young you are. We offer paid time off, once a week firm-sponsored meal, paid parental leave, a dog-friendly (Yes!) workplace, and a platform to bring a change at a global scale for public welfare.


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