New Zealand Law Society - Stage International French internship applications open

Stage International French internship applications open

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The New Zealand Law Society is taking applications from New Zealand lawyers for the 2018 Stage International.

This is an eight-week traineeship hosted by the Paris Bar for young French-speaking lawyers from around the world.

The aim of the internship is to help lawyers to learn about law and the practice of the legal profession in France 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.

From 8 October 2018 to 30 November 2018 selected lawyers will attend a course on the legal system, legal ethics and legal procedures in France at the Ecole de Formation du Barreau, which trains lawyers in Paris.The lawyers receive practical experience in a law firm in November.

Tuition costs are fully covered by the Paris Bar. Applicants must be willing to cover other expenses (such as travel, accommodation and meals).

Applications are welcome from New Zealand lawyers who are less than 40 years of age and fluent in French. Participants will be required to hold their own liability insurance.

To apply, send your CV and a letter (in both English and French) explaining your interest to by 5pm, Friday, 25 May 2018.

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