Your questions, our answers

What clients do you work for?

We advise companies of all sizes, entities, and organizations in the public sector in all areas of corporate law as well as private clients.

Is there a career model?

Yes, and the requirements are clearly defined. The requirements to become a senior lawyer
or partner in the different levels are based on objective factors and also very fundamentally on the lawyer’s personality.

What do I have to have to join SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM?

A good degree, a doctorate, LL.M. or experience abroad are all positive factors. However, manner, social skills and primarily the ability to supply easy-to-understand work for clients are decisive. We pay particular attention to this in the probationary period and then give you a clear answer to your professional prospects. Incidentally, we have had a very good experience with colleagues who have undergone commercial or technical training.

Do you offer other benefits in addition to the salary?

Whether cultural events or a convivial evening together, we are first of all interested in ensuring that you feel at home at our company. We encourage specific basic and further training measures. Collaboration with auditors and tax consultants in day-to-day business. We support you in your publication and presentation activities, e.g. in the assumption of lecturer and teaching posts at universities and universities of applied sciences and in any expedient form of public relations. We ensure that you are able to expand your network in politics, associations and interest groups.

I would like to reconcile my family with my job. What are the working hours like and are there any part-time working models?

We do of course like to work and sometimes we work a lot. But we also ensure an even work-life balance. And for us, that is not an empty buzzword. At SCHINDHELM, freedom is associated with flexibility. We, therefore, offer you the opportunity to work part-time. We define the boundary parameters jointly with you in accordance with your individual requirements.

And what about specialization?

We set clear focus areas with our competence centers. And that is something we also expect from you over the course of your development. However, we do not want to train specialists who are unable to think outside of the legal box in complex cases.

As a young lawyer, will I have any contact with clients?

Yes, we involve you in client contact right from the start. It is a fundamental requirement for your career at our company that you are able to develop and maintain your own relationships with clients. There are no permanent back-office activities.

Are you also looking for trainee lawyers and interns?

Yes, definitely. That is the best opportunity for us to get to know future employees.

How can I apply for a position at your firm?

Our current vacancies can be found here. Send us your application documents by post; an unsolicited application is also welcome.

What is the application procedure?

If we think that you could fit into our company, we will invite you to an initial interview. Here, you will meet the partner for whose team we are seeking new recruits. You will be given the opportunity to present yourself and we will use the opportunity to introduce you to our law firm, our structures and our work. After a further, more in-depth interview, it should be clear whether we will be inviting you on board.