We use two recruitment methods. The first is individual interviews between candidates and people from the HR team and experts from specific teams and practices (partners).
The other method is all-day assessment centre sessions, for which we invite a selected group of candidates (10–12 people).
Participants receive a packet of exercises and substantive tasks verifying their legal knowledge and key competencies for the work of the law firm.
Regardless of which recruitment method is used, we also use online tests, e.g. measuring how fast the candidate can absorb new information.
Given the nature of the assessment centre, you should make sure you’re in good form, get a good night’s sleep, relax, and come in with an open mind. During the session you may anticipate tasks in the form of group work and group discussions, as well as individual tasks. Candidates also take part in a structured interview and prepare presentations on a selected topic in English.
The first stage of the career at the firm may be a holiday student clerkship. After completion, it is possible to extend the student clerkship through the academic term, assuming the review of the clerkship is positive and both sides are willing.
Graduates can qualify for a year-long internship for junior lawyers.
The best-rated interns will be offered continued cooperation with the possibility of professional development in their selected law practice.
Upon qualifying as an attorney-at-law or adwokat, the firm offers selected persons the possibility of a permanent position.
Student clerkships are offered at all our offices. However, as a rule, at least a portion of each internship should be pursued in the Warsaw office.
The main factor is the evaluation of the intern by the persons supervising the law practice and the demand for junior lawyers in particular teams (law practices).
We offer a one-year internship based on an employment contract.
Yes, any of our trainees may be assigned a mentor from within the firm.
In selecting the practice, we take into consideration both individual preferences and interests and the current demand for interns in the specific teams (law practices).
Yes. From its beginnings, the firm has acted for institutions and pursued initiatives important for building democracy, the rule of law, and the civil society. The Strategic Litigation Programme of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is particularly important to us. As part of that programme, we represented a Sikh who sued the Border Guards for infringement of his moral rights by ordering him to remove his turban during a security check at the Warsaw airport. We also represented one of the heirs of a person convicted in the notorious “meat-trading scandal” in the 1960s who sued the state for return of property unlawfully seized by the communist authorities. We have also cooperated with the HFHR on other cases. You can read more about our social responsibility here.
We work in accordance with the work rules in force at the firm. The reception is open from 8 am to 8 pm.
As a rule, the firm finances traineeships from the second year of training.
We offer training programmes on law and the skills essential to the work of a lawyer. We also co-finance postgraduate studies such as LL.M. programmes and language courses. We support lawyers in gaining foreign professional qualifications (QLTS). We organise workshops for litigators in the Wardyński & Partners Litigation Academy. Our lawyers also have the opportunity to enhance their standing as experts through publications on the portal codozasady.pl and the blog newtech.law.
We offer interns the possibility of gaining experience in several selected law practices (usually from two to four) under the guidance of experienced lawyers. They are entrusted with selected substantive tasks: analysis of legal acts and case law, drafting due diligence reports, legal opinions, pleadings, and the like. The nature of the work may vary depending on the field of specialisation.
Please complete an application form available in the Careers section and enclose your CV and motivational letter in Polish. Due to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, this is the only possible form for applying to us.
We encourage candidates to complete the form even if at the given moment no available offers are listed on our website. The submission will be forwarded to the HR team, which will be in contact if the candidate’s professional profile appears promising.
We place great weight on our dress code. Regardless of the day, we never know when we will need to meet with a client, and thus formal attire is the rule from Monday through Friday.
In individual instances such a possibility may arise, but it depends on the demands for the work of junior lawyers in the specific teams/practices.
Every new person undergoes an orientation programme, depending on the position and status. The training process reflects the successive stages of introduction into the work of the firm. Every new person has a designated mentor from the team.
We do not work in open space. There is a maximum of four people per office. The building is air-conditioned but the windows do open. The top floors have terraces where we regularly hold firm-wide social events called tarasówki. Each floor includes a kitchen area with a refrigerator and a coffeemaker. On the ground floor is a cafeteria where meals may be heated and consumed. Every morning we are visited by sellers offering sandwiches and ready meals.
The average waiting time is two weeks. We respond regardless of the result of the recruitment.
Any experience can be relevant and valuable, which is why it is worthwhile to let us know about additional courses of study, experiences, skills, and societal engagement.