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Job Opportunities: Irish–language lawyer linguists required at the Court of Justice of the European Union

Job Opportunities: Irish–language lawyer linguists required at the Court of Justice of the European Union

The Directorate–General for Multilingualism of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg is seeking to recruit Irish–language lawyer linguists. The successful candidates will be recruited as a temporary agent (AD 7).

Candidates are invited to apply via the EU CV Online portal before 5 pm (Luxembourg time) on Wednesday, August 31. 

A little bit about the Role

The duties involve, among others, translating legal texts (in particular judgments of the Court of Justice and the General Court and opinions of the Advocates General) into Irish from at least two official languages of the European Union, revising such translations, legal analysis in collaboration with the Registries and other departments of the Court of Justice and participating in the elaboration of legal terminology. 

To be eligible to perform these demanding duties, applicants must satisfy, in addition to the general conditions common to all the institutions, the following minimum requirements:

  • Have successfully completed a suitable course in law, i.e. hold a full degree in law delivered in Ireland, or its equivalent, and/or have qualified as a barrister or solicitor in Ireland. Diplomas and equivalent qualifications obtained in the UK may also be taken into account;
  • At least one year’s appropriate professional experience for candidates who have completed a three–year course;
  • Have a perfect command of Irish;
  • Have a thorough knowledge of French;
  • Have a thorough knowledge of one of the other official languages of European Union ;
  • Have a good knowledge of EU law;
  • Be able to use standard office technology.

A broader explanation of the position and the application details are outlined in the Information Booklet, which is available at: curia.europa.eu/apply.

About the Court of Justice of the European Union

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is the judicial institution of the European Union. The CJEU ensures that European law is interpreted and applied in the same way in every member state. 

Located in Luxembourg, it is composed of the General Court and the Court of Justice. The General Court has 54 judges and the Court of Justice has 27 judges, one from each member state. In addition to the 27 judges, there are 11 Advocates General who deliver reasoned opinions on cases to assist the Court of Justice in making its decisions.

To learn more about CJEU, visit their WEBSITE