We have successfully hired a number of our trainee solicitors (Referandare) at the Berlin office and see this as an important source of our future talent. ...›
The firm is committed to paying trainee solicitors and research assistants salaries which are competitive with our peer group firms. Generally, we offer the following packages: Trainee Solicitors (Referendare): We pay EUR 800 per weekly working day per month, i.e., for three working days over a month we pay EUR 2,400. Research Assistants (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter): Your … Continue reading What remuneration does MoFo provide? ...›
We offer orientation and training programs specifically designed to help integrate trainee solicitors and research assistants into the German office, the practices and the firm. Our offerings include: Opportunity to participate in the MoFo Academy that is partly hosted in collaboration with Bucerius Law School A mentoring program that assigns you to a senior lawyer … Continue reading What type of training programs do you provide? ...›
Are trainee solicitors (Referendare) and research assistants (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter) assigned mentors?
All trainee solicitors and research assistants are assigned to a mentor when they start with the firm. The mentor is usually a senior lawyer. In most cases the mentor is not linked to your practice group and will give you general guidance through the life at a law firm. Mentoring sessions will be held informally … Continue reading Are trainee solicitors (Referendare) and research assistants (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter) assigned mentors? ...›
All trainee solicitors and research assistants will have opportunities to work with partners on a regular basis. MoFo maintains an “open door” policy, which encourages interaction amongst all lawyers. You will be given the opportunity to attend social events and regular team and office meetings, which all provide opportunities to get to learn more about … Continue reading How much partner contact is there? Are partners accessible? ...›
We recognize the importance of giving back to our communities. Trainee solicitors and research assistants are encouraged to participate in pro bono projects. This includes German domestic projects, including providing legal help for refugees, as well as participation in more international projects together with colleagues from abroad. An overview of our global pro bono activities … Continue reading Will I be allowed to work on pro bono matters? ...›
Trainee solicitors and research assistants are given as much responsibility as possible. Typical assignments include drafting correspondence, legal memoranda, meeting notes and corporate documents, performing due diligence and legal research, and participating in other transactional matters. A significant proportion of our work has an international dimension and you can expect to work with colleagues in … Continue reading What type of work can I expect to receive? ...›