Sushila is a partner in the Labour, Employment and Human Rights Department of in Johannesburg and the Head of Pro Bono. She was admitted as an attorney in 2008 and has 14 years post qualification experience in human rights and public interest litigation and advocacy. She has been employed at Fasken for 12 years and has been responsible for sourcing and managing the firm’s pro bono litigation and CSI initiatives. She has expertise in human rights, constitutional impact litigation children's rights, gender law, housing policy, land rights, legal advocacy, law reform, and assisting refugees from sub-Saharan Africa. She is an admitted attorney with Rights of Appearance in the High Court. Sushila is recognized in the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2017, for improving the lives of others through her work in justice and law. She leads the regional Pro Bono team.
Sushila has extensive experience in children's rights, gender law, housing policy, land rights, refugee law, legal advocacy and law reform. She has expertise in CSI projects and advocacy. Passionate about restoring dignity to disadvantaged individuals and communities in South Africa and ensuring equal access to the law, Sushila coordinates legal clinics in the townships of Soweto and Lenasia. These clinics service impoverished communities, individuals, non-profit organisations and start- up companies and facilitate access to justice. She also pioneered a project for entrepreneurs in partnership with the University of Johannesburg Centre for Entrepreneurship and Pro Bono.Org to render pro bono legal assistance to SMME’s.