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Are you qualified in either Danish, Greek/Cypriot, French/Belgian/Luxembourgish, Croatian or Polish law? Then you can be one of the next lawyer-linguists in grade AD7 to join the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg!

The European Court of Justice constitutes the judicial authority of the European Union and, in cooperation with the courts and tribunals of the Member States, is responsible for ensuring that the EU law is interpreted and applied in the same way in each Member State, and that all Member States and EU institutions abide by it.

As a lawyer-linguist, you will translate complex legal texts, such as judgments of the Court of Justice and General Court, opinions of the Advocates General and written pleadings from at least two official EU languages into your main language. Working at the heart of EU justice, you will play a key role in providing legal analysis in cooperation with the Registries and other departments of the Court of Justice.

As an employer, the Institutions and Agencies of the EU offer a community of expertise with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your learning, enhance your skills, and develop your career. Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU and the European Personnel Selection Office endeavours to apply equal opportunities, treatment and access to all candidates. You can find out more about our equal opportunities policy and how to request special adjustments for selection tests on our dedicated page.

Do you have what it takes?

If you are an EU citizen with excellent knowledge of at least 3 EU languages: perfect knowledge of Language 1 (language of the competition), Language 2 (thorough knowledge of French) and Language 3 (thorough knowledge of one of the 24 official EU languages) then you are the one we are looking for! Please note that if your Language 1 is French, you need to have a thorough knowledge of Dutch, German, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish or Swedish as Language 2.

Remember that you must have completed university studies in Danish, Greek/Cypriot, French/Belgian/Luxembourgish, Croatian or Polish law.

For detailed information on requirements, please read the Notice of Competition on the apply pages below.

Application period opens on 5 March 2020.

Overview of the selection procedure: 

Application

Translation tests

Assessment Centre

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