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Law

Lawyers handle all legal aspects related to EU institutions’ activities. They are involved in the EU law-making process and work in sectors such as market competition, crime, data protection, cross-border cooperation, banking services, fraud prevention, international agreements, consumer law, to name but a few.

Lawyer-Linguist

Job description

EU lawyer-linguists ensure that all new legislation is correctly translated into other EU languages and faithfully reflects the text in which it was originally conceived.  

The job requires capable lawyers with outstanding linguistic abilities. Their tasks include following legislative procedures throughout the process and acting as advisers; providing guidance on legislative drafting; checking, revising legal texts and reviewing their compliance with formal rules, among other tasks. 

Key qualifications

You must have a perfect command of one EU language, a thorough knowledge of at least two others as well as a law degree. Key qualifications may vary so always check the specific requirements whenever a selection procedure is published.

Learn more about selection procedures and different staff categories.

You can also find available job opportunities or consult our traineeships page.

In addition, you may also look for temporary contract opportunities on the Court of Justice's website.

Lawyer

Job description

EU lawyers provide legal advice, ensure the legality and the drafting quality of legal acts, conduct extensive legal research, analysis and act as agents of the institutions in judicial proceedings. 
Their duties include drafting legal policy documents; providing legal counsel to senior management; participating in interinstitutional negotiations for the adoption of EU legal acts; coordinating with EU national authorities to improve national legislation; representing the EU institutions in legal proceedings; conducting in-depth research and analysis; participating in legal meetings at an international level, among others.  
 
Key qualifications

You must have a good command of at least two EU languages, a law degree for entry at grade AD 5 (the entry-level for officials at administrator level) and several years’ relevant experience to join at a more senior level (grade AD 7). Key qualifications may vary so always check the specific requirements whenever a selection procedure is published.

Learn more about selection procedures and different staff categories.

You can also find available job opportunities or consult our traineeships page.