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What do firms expect from interns

SÉRVULO IN THE PRESS 15 Nov 2019 in Advocatus

Advocatus asked five law firms about how they recruit, retain new talent and oversee trainees during their internship.

You can read excerpts from the interview with Francisco Boavida Salavessa, a partner in the Finance and Governance department and a member of SÉRVULO's Recruitment department here. “Today's interns are our partners of tomorrow and they will ensure the business and the firm have continuity,” he said. Regarding the recruitment process, he said that, at SÉRVULO, “everything starts with the determination of needs”. Candidates are then selected for non-technical interviewing and an assessment of their relational and emotional skills. Finally, candidates have a second interview with partners. During the internship, “SÉRVULO's trainee lawyers receive various types of training [at an early stage] regarding the use of the firm’s computer tools and the features of knowledge management. [Subsequently,] the firm provides legal, soft skills, and informational training on membership of the Bar Association.” Francisco Boavida Salavessa also states that, “SÉRVULO has a career path that we believe is rewarding even for our more junior associates.”

Excerpts taken from the Advocatus article. See the full story here.

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