The stagiaire position is one of limited duration, usually one year. Candidates for this position can either be qualified or non-qualified lawyers.
The aim of a stage is to give the stagiaire a chance to work with and get to know us - and vice versa - with a view to possible permanent employment as an associate of the firm. Candidates should be able to demonstrate high academic achievement and a genuine interest in law and fluency in spoken and written English language is essential. Our stagiaires work closely with our lawyers on ongoing projects to give them the best possible insight into the Belgian and European law practices of the Brussels office. The tasks may include drafting briefs and memoranda, attending meetings with clients or the European Commission, making internal presentations, and conducting legal research.
Our stagiaires often work in diverse teams, with lawyers of more than 25 different nationalities working in our office.
Stagiaires thus experience the high profile work, international environment, and open and collegial atmosphere that constitute the unique features of Cleary Gottlieb.