BLAST welcomes practicing lawyers who are interested in human rights and access to justice related legal work in Bangladesh. Volunteering with BLAST allows legal professionals to learn in detail about the law as it impacts on the lives of those who are most marginalised. Visiting lawyers are actively involved in public interest litigation and development of new jurisprudence and remedies to address issues of poverty, discrimination and disadvantage. Detailed workplans are prepared in discussion with the supervising lawyer and related management team member from BLAST.
Opportunities to get involved include: contributing to advocacy efforts on law reform, engaging in the design and conduct of public interest litigation and institutional reforms to facilitate access to justice, and preparing training materials or publications focusing on the rights to equality and non-discrimination, civil and political and social and economic rights.
To Get Involved:
Please send applications addressed to the Executive Director of BLAST and titled ‘volunteer/visiting lawyer application’ to:
Applications should include:
- Statement regarding interest in the position sought
- Writing sample
- Names and contact information of two referees (academic or professional)
We encourage applications from non-resident Bangladeshis, whether students or professionals. We also apply an equality and diversity policy regarding internships and placements. We especially encourage applications from persons with disabilities and ask applicants to include requests for reasonable accommodations in their application materials as necessary.