L'ETUDE offers internships for young law graduates interested in learning how to become practicing lawyers of the Bar. In addition to a pleasant working environment, L'ETUDE offers integration with a team of experienced lawyers, a modern infrastructure and experience in the classical areas of law.
In Fribourg, L'ETUDE remunerates its trainees according to the Collective Employment Agreement concerning the working conditions of trainee lawyers in the canton of Fribourg and according to their abilities. Before beginning a traineeship at L'ETUDE, it is required to complete an internship as a court clerk, in order to ensure the most complete training possible. In order to seriously cover the Bar material through case studies, our trainee lawyers are strongly advised to stay longer than the minimum required duration of 12 months at L'ETUDE. However, the actual duration of the internship will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis, according to various criteria (age, experience, training, etc.)
Next available internship: Opening for bilingual (French / German) candidate starting in September 2024.
In Lausanne, L'ETUDE remunerates its trainees according to the Standard Employment Contract for trainee lawyers in the canton of Vaud and according to their abilities. As a rule, L'ETUDE in Lausanne also requires prior experience as a court clerk, since it offers a very good understanding of the judicial world and teaches the art of writing. The duration of the internship is two years, full-time. A part of the training period, limited to a maximum of six months, may be carried out in another canton or with a judicial authority or public prosecutor, with the prior authorization of the Cantonal Court. In practice, however, an effective two-year traineeship within the firm is not unreasonable in order to acquire sufficient training.
Next available internship: Opening for a candidate starting in the spring 2025.
Above all, L'ETUDE is looking for trainees who are serious, motivated and drawn by the practice of the Bar in the long term and who have a good command of languages.