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Career Path

We support our lawyers in their professional development at all stages by providing a career path made up of clear and transparent steps comparable to those offered by global law firms.

It is all about performance – not years. The Wolf Theiss career path is based on performance and qualifications rather than on ”time served” as a lawyer, either with us or elsewhere.

We are a regional firm. Our career path and all our policies and procedures are not only consistent with leading law firms throughout the world, but apply to all of our offices and lawyers across the region.

Legal Intern

As a Legal Intern in Vienna, you will join us for one month (full-time) in February, July, August or September. You will be fully involved in the day-to-day work of your legal team. While assisting our lawyers on ongoing cases, you’ll be exposed to interesting work, with the opportunity to find out whether a career as a lawyer is right for you, and whether our law firm is the right fit. To accompany this decision-making process, your internship will include comprehensive assessment and feedback sessions with HR and your personal mentor. In addition, there will be special training sessions geared to your personal and professional development. 


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Legal Winter Internships in February 2019
Application period October-November 2018

Application deadline: 18 Nov 2018

Assessment center: November 2018


Legal Summer Internships in July, August or September 2019
Application period November 2018 - February 2019

Application deadline: 18 Feb 2019

Assessment center: March 2019


Lisa Toth & Reinhard Gruber

Please understand that we cannot accept applications via email or outside the given application periods. 


Please upload your application online (CV, motivation letter in English, academic transcripts). The best candidates will be invited to an assessment center (takes place in November/March each year).

Some of our offices in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe hire Legal Interns on similar terms to those described above. Please contact the relevant local office manager directly for further information.

Legal Trainee

As a Legal Trainee, you will be able to work part-time (10–30 hours per week) and support our lawyers on an ongoing basis. You will be fully involved in the day-to-day work of your legal team. While assisting our lawyers on ongoing cases, you’ll be exposed to interesting work, with the opportunity to make a significant contribution to our daily business. We usually offer these positions to advanced students who are interested in staying with us as Associates once they have graduated from law school.


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As an Associate, you will be a law school graduate in the first stage of your professional development. In most countries you will, at least initially, be registered with the local bar association as an apprentice as you prepare to become an attorney. You will be assigned to a mentor partner and his/her team, where you’ll start to develop your legal skills. Among other things, this will involve working in teams with other lawyers and receiving instructions, feedback, and on-the-job training from senior lawyers. This will give you the opportunity to learn from different senior lawyers and gain exposure at an early stage in your career.


As you become more experienced, you will start to specialize in at least one field of law or practice (group), and you’ll start advising clients as you become an expert in your particular field. As an Associate, you will learn how teams are set up for various projects, how to use your time efficiently, and how to handle clients’ requests.


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Senior Associate

As a Senior Associate, you will be a registered attorney-at-law with an appropriate number of years of relevant experience as an Associate or as a comparable professional. You will have substantial responsibility for the files assigned to you, and you will have successfully completed all required Wolf Theiss School of Excellence training modules. The purpose of this step is to ensure that the valuable contribution you make to our firm’s clients over the long term is appropriately rewarded.

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As a Consultant, you will be a registered attorney-at-law with special skills valuable to the firm, and with individual targets. This position will also allow you to serve as a part-time practitioner who works in association with the firm and contributes legal know-how. This will allow you to focus the remainder of your energy on personal projects, such as family, university, or business-related projects.

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As a Counsel, you will be an outstanding registered attorney-at-law and formally or informally you will have teamed up with younger lawyers with whom you work regularly. You will have a proven track record as a Senior Associate, supervise and oversee the development of junior lawyers, and act as a firm-wide role model. This position is for high-performers who are on partner track.

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As a Partner, you will have already built a sustainable client base, and you will assume full responsibility for a team of lawyers and for projects, without the need for regular supervision of the team’s work outcomes and commercial success. Through your character, integrity, and behaviour, you will act as a role model within the firm.

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