CCBE is currently seeking to recruit a Legal Policy Advisor

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which represents more than 1 million European lawyers through its member Bars and Law Societies from 46 countries, is looking for a Legal Advisor to help develop CCBE policies and promote them towards the EU institutions and other European and international organisations. 

In particular, the post holder will be expected to:

  •  Contribute to CCBE policy developments and their implementation by performing legal and factual research in European law and responding to issues and legislative proposals that impact the legal profession, including the preparation of position papers at a committee level, development of lobbying strategies, and interaction with relevant institutional actors and stakeholders;
  • Co-ordinate and provide input into the work of various CCBE committees, such as IT Law, Surveillance, Deontology, and Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services;
  • Maintain and establish relationships and contacts with relevant representatives and officials in the EU institutions and other European and international organisations and stakeholders;
  • Ensure timely and comprehensive reporting of policy input, strategies and events or meetings to CCBE bodies and members;
  • Contribute to projects in the area of Justice and the exercise of the legal profession  in general.
  • The candidate should have a university degree in the field of law and at least a 3-year-experience of advocacy activities or regular professional dealings with the EU institutions. Excellent communication skills in English and French are essential. 
  • A lawyer’s qualification from an EU Member State;
  • Work experience in one of the European institutions or a European association; 
  • EU project management experience; 
  • Proven knowledge of EU policies regarding data protection, privacy rights, and/or digital technologies.

It is a challenging role, calling for team-work and flexibility, initiative and planning, plus the ability to relate well to external contacts at any level.

The following will be considered an asset: 

  • A lawyer’s qualification from an EU Member State;
  • Work experience in one of the European institutions or a European association; 
  • EU project management experience; 
  • Proven knowledge of EU policies regarding data protection, privacy rights, and/or digital technologies.

What the CCBE offers:

  • A permanent and full-time position in a dynamic, flexible, and international work environment in Brussels;
  • An attractive remuneration package based on experience and qualifications, including extra-legal holidays and benefits (13th month, meal vouchers, pension scheme and health insurance, intervention in public transportation and training);
  • Remote working possibilities and flexible working hours;
  • The opportunity to meet and work with high-level justice representatives and experts from across Europe.

Please send a detailed CV and cover letter of no more than one page to Véronique Jamart at jamart@ccbe.eu by no later than Sunday 8 January 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 


CCBE is currently seeking to recruit a Legal Policy Intern

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) represents the bars and law societies of 45 European countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers. The CCBE is currently recruiting a Legal Policy Intern for a period of 6 months, started beginning of January 2023.

 

The successful candidate should have:

·        a strong background in law, preferably related to EU law and (relevant) policies

  • the ability to understand, appreciate and voice the interests of the legal profession in Europe
  • a good knowledge, and possibly some experience, of EU law and EU institutions
  • proficiency in French and English, the knowledge of any other language being an asset
  • good written and oral communication skills, capability of analysing complex issues in a short time and summarising them in a succinct way
  • computer literacy (Office 365, Survey monkey, etc)

 

The contract is a Belgian “convention d'immersion professionnelle” with a monthly salary of 939.57€ net, which offers a challenging internship in a dynamic environment and regular contacts with the EU institutions.

Should you be interested in this position, please send by 4 December 2022, exclusively by e-mail, to Véronique Jamart (
jamart@ccbe.eu) the following information: a short CV and a cover letter of no more than one page explaining why your skills would match the job.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interviews.