Vacancy: Legal Secretary (Reférendaire) to Judge Vajda at the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg

Applications are invited for the position of Legal Secretary (Reférendaire) to Judge Vajda, which is expected to fall vacant in about November 2013.

The post involves providing advice on both substantive and procedural points of law arising in cases before the CJEU to Judge Vajda, preparing drafts of judgments and procedural documents, as well as contributing to the deliberations of the Court through written notes.

The internal working language of the CJEU being French, all written work will have to be carried out almost exclusively in French.

This is an important post that involves a high degree of responsibility, graded at the level of a Head of Unit (AD10 to AD14) and remunerated accordingly. It is not equivalent to the post of a Judicial Assistant in the UK.

Applicants should be qualified to practise law or have taught law full time at
university level, he fluent in both English and French, and be fully conversant with
European Union law. Familiarity with the United Kingdom legal systems would
be an advantage, as would significant relevant experience of legal practice or

Applications, consisting of a CV and cover letter, together with the names and
addresses of two referees who have experience of the applicant’s work over the
past three years, should be submitted by email to Jacqueline Walshe on and will be treated in strict confidence. Further details about
conditions of employment are available on request. Deadline for receipt of
applications: 8 April 2013.

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