From October to November 2015, the Paris Bar is organising “Stage International”, a traineeship which offers young French speaking foreign lawyers the possibility to learn more about French law and practice the legal profession in France in an international environment.


The programme

In October, young lawyers selected will attend courses on the legal system, legal ethics and legal procedures in France at the Ecole de Formation du Barreau which trains lawyers in Paris, taught by some of the most distinguished and highly qualified French instructors in Paris.

In November, then, participants will have a practical experience in a law firm. The Paris Bar select host firms itself in order to ensure that they are suitable for foreign lawyers’ needs.

This international traineeship, meeting place for lawyers who would like to compare legal practices, offers the unique opportunity to create a sustainable professional and friendly network between young lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

How to apply

Candidates wishing to apply must be member of the Law Society and must meet thefollowing criteria: being fluent in French, being less than 40 years of age, and being covered by legal liability insurance.  

Courses are entirely free as they are totally funded by the Paris Bar. Trainees will be responsible for travel costs, as well as accommodation and living expenses in Paris. A scholarship is sometimes offered by the French Embassy.

To apply candidates should send their CV in French, a cover letter in French, a certificate of admittance to the Law Society, and a photo to Aurore Legrand at Application deadline is Sunday 5th July.