New Zealand Law Society - Applications for Stage International traineeship now open

Applications for Stage International traineeship now open

The Law Society is taking applications for Stage International. Since 1991 the Paris Bar has hosted an eight-week traineeship known as Stage International which attracts young French-speaking foreign lawyers from all over the world.

The aim of the internship is to help lawyers to learn about law and the practice of the legal profession in France and in an international environment. The traineeship offers a unique opportunity to create a sustainable professional and friendly network between young lawyers from diverse backgrounds. It allows lawyers from around the world to meet and compare their different legal systems.

The Stage International will be held from October to November 2024 (eight weeks). Lawyers will receive high quality training from renowned professors and lawyers in Paris and practical experience in a law firm. Tuition is fully covered by the Paris Bar.

The Law Society can put forward one applicant. The requirements of the Paris Bar are that the traineeships/internships are open to lawyers who are under 40 years of age and are fluent in French.

Lawyers will be required to hold their own civil liability insurance and pay their own travel and accommodation costs. 

View the internship description in English.

View the internship description in French.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter (both to be provided in French and English) explaining your interest, your French experience and why you would be a good ambassador for the New Zealand legal profession to by 5pm, Thursday 28 March 2024