Did you obtain your law degree with above-average grades? Are you looking for an exciting traineeship program in one of Switzerland’s leading business law firms? As an innovative, fast-growing firm, we are always on the lookout for talented and motivated people seeking to gain their first practical experience in the lead-up to the bar exam.
What we offer
During your 12 (Zurich, Zug) or 18 (Geneva) months in our firm, we not only offer you the best possible preparation for the bar exam, but also a broad insight into the multifaceted and challenging daily life of our associates.
As a trainee, you won’t be assigned to a specific team. Instead, you will work with a large number of lawyers from various legal areas on a case-by-case basis, allowing you to deepen your legal knowledge in a broad and comprehensive way. This system also gives you the unique opportunity to gain practical insight into several areas of the law and find out at an early stage which one you’re best suited for and most interested in. At the same time, you can benefit from our associates’ many years of practical experience and become familiar with different working styles. As part of our MLL Legal team, you will not only be entrusted with back office tasks but will be involved in a variety of exciting and complex cases that give you the opportunity to work directly with clients. Trainees are actively involved in all our projects, both big and small. If you share your personal interests with us, we will take them into account when we assign work to you. Our goal is to support and promote your development by teaching you the essential skills that every junior associate needs to succeed as a lawyer.
Alongside your on-the-job training, we regularly hold special bar exam meetings tailored to your needs in order to give you the best possible preparation for the exam. Under the guidance of experienced associates, you will work through and discuss previous exam cases. Our associates will take the time to answer all of your questions in detail. As part of regular internal events and training, you will be kept up to date on current legislative changes and case law and will discuss these with our team. To further deepen your legal knowledge, you will have the opportunity to attend external seminars and conferences with our associates.
On your first day, you will be assigned a mentor, who will accompany you throughout your year as a junior associate and assist you in both work-related and personal matters.
What we are looking for
Do you want to start your career in an environment that meets your high expectations? Each year, we offer junior associate positions to a dozen talented and highly motivated university graduates. We are looking for highly dedicated, proactive individuals with good teamwork skills and a strong sense of responsibility who are capable of showing initiative. We welcome applications from candidates who are attracted by our modern, international and dynamic working environment and who have a positive attitude towards tackling complex legal issues. Additional language skills (especially excellent English) and experience abroad are an advantage.
Chloé Corger, Geneva
“MLL Legal is an ideal place to prepare for the bar exam, but more importantly to grow both professionally and personally. It is a forward-looking firm, committed to the highest level towards both clients and employees, including junior associates. My work is valued and I have been given the opportunity to gain experience in diverse areas, always with a great balance between supervision and autonomy. MLL Legal also promotes exchanges between offices, which I benefitted from by working both in Geneva and Zurich during my traineeship.”
Fabio Lavarini, Zurich
“At MLL Legal, you are challenged and encouraged while working as a junior associate. You can work with many different partners and associates and gain insights into the various areas of commercial law. This is rounded off by regular lunches and presentations at practice group meetings and bar exam discussions. What I like most about MLL Legal is that you can take on responsibility and put your acquired knowledge into practice. In addition, you can always approach partners and associates with questions and can count on the team. In particular, the atmosphere among the junior associates is excellent.”
Nicole Jaggi, Zurich
“As an internationally operating commercial law firm, MLL Legal provides the opportunity to be involved in complex and cross-border cases. Moreover, you can expand your professional knowledge at the regular internal training events. The partners and lawyers always have an open door and support you in expanding not only your professional but also your personal skills.”