European Court of Justice, Luxembourg – Legal Secretary (Référendaire) to Judge Vajda

Posted February 6th, 2013 by sally

Applications are invited for the above position 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 ECJ 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 ECJ 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 Judicial Assistant in the UK.

Applicants should be qualified to practice law or have taught law full time at university level, be 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 teaching.

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 be 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.