Information for non-legal staff and office assistants

Your career at our firm

We can’t do it without you: there are many tasks within a law firm that are essential to its success, but that are only indirectly connected with the work of the lawyers.

A friendly welcome from the receptionist is often the beginning of a good client relationship. An alert eye ensures that deadlines are always kept and appointments are never mixed. The seamless networking of practice groups throughout Germany and partner firms around the world also requires communication and organizational skills. That's where you come in.

In addition to the lawyers, our team also consists of legal assistants and marketing and office management employees. We regularly look for qualified staff in this area, whether with professional experience or trainees. We offer interesting and challenging positions in a very pleasant working environment.

What we expect from you

Let’s be honest: anyone can be average. But we don’t want to be just like anyone else. We want to stand right out from the crowd. That's why we expect all of our team members to challenge their own abilities. We look at their academic and professional careers for evidence that they have already done this. But to be clear, our decision about your employment is not simply based on grades and formulas. After all, we place high value on our pleasant working environment – one that can only exist if all of the team members fit together. Working well with others, courtesy, and dedication are therefore very important for applicants.

Our clients are often international – you will probably have already noticed that if you looked at this website. Good knowledge of English is therefore a must, and we are very pleased if applicants can speak other foreign languages.

When you apply to train with us, we would prefer that you have completed the Mittlere Reife or Abitur high school graduation programs. You will need good grades in German and English. And, of course, you should be proficient in using word processing programs.

We also offer internships for school students, who want to gain insight into the professional world. Just ask!

What you will learn from us

We already mentioned it above: good English skills are important in our law firm – but the legal vocabulary that you need here is not usually something you would learn at high school or even at technical college (and, between us, often not at university, either). Because of this, we organize regular internal training courses, which are available to all of our employees.

We also provide ongoing training for legal assistants. We are one of the most important training law firms at all of our offices – and our proven qualities also make us one of the most prestigious firms. We don’t simply leave teaching to the technical college, but rather provide our trainees with comprehensive “on the job” training, as well as internal training sessions. Usually, training begins regularly on September 1 of each year. In principle, it lasts for three years, but in exceptional cases, this can be cut to two and a half years or even just two years.

How to apply

You are welcome to obtain information about our current job offerings from our contacts on site or, of course, to proactively apply with all of your documentation. For school student internships, a short application is sufficient – a cover letter, CV, and a copy of your most recent school report.

If you apply by email, as is generally preferred, please send all of the documents as PDF documents to human-resources@skwschwarz.de. To take into account the capacity of our mailbox, we would also like to ask you to pay attention to the file size of scans – low or medium resolution files are entirely sufficient (if possible, a maximum of 10 MB).

Please send applications by postal mail to the respective office:

Berlin
Dr. Martin Römermann
Kranzler Eck
Kurfürstendamm 21
10719 Berlin
T +49 (0)30 8 89 26 50 - 55
E m.roemermann@skwschwarz.de

Düsseldorf

Andreas Seidel
Steinstraße 1 / Kö
40212 Düsseldorf
T +49 (0)211 82 89 59 - 0
E a.seidel@skwschwarz.de

Frankfurt / Main
Dr. Magnus Hirsch
Mörfelder Landstraße 117
60598 Frankfurt a. M.
T +49 (0)69 63 00 01 - 46
E m.hirsch@skwschwarz.de

Hamburg
Frank van Alen
Ferdinandstraße 3
20095 Hamburg
T +49 (0)40 3 34 01 - 41
E f.vanalen@skwschwarz.de

Munich
Karin Tiganila
Wittelsbacherplatz 1
80333 München
T +49 (0)89 286 40 - 141
E k.tiganila@skwschwarz.de