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European Parliament and the Council recruiting Lawyers - Linguists


Belgium, Luxembourg, France, 15 December 2016

Background

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is organising open competitions, based on tests, to draw up reserve lists from which the European Parliament and the Council will recruit new members of the civil service as 'lawyer-linguists' (function group AD).

Responsibilities

The European Union institutions recruit highly qualified lawyers, who must be able to revise European Union legal texts in the language of the competition from at least two other languages and to provide advice on legislative drafting in order to ensure the quality of drafting of European Union legal acts. The work of a lawyer-linguist involves the use of standard IT and other office-technology tools.

The lawyer-linguists follow legislative procedures throughout the process and act as advisers, checking the quality of drafting and compliance with the formal rules on the presentation of legislative texts. Furthermore, they check the linguistic and legal consistency of legislative texts (already translated and revised) in the language of the competition with the other language versions of the texts. The nature of their duties means that there is frequent contact with the various participants in the legislative procedure.

Six the Linguists requested by EPSO are: (View the ECN Recruitment Notices (These notices are visible only to ECN Executive and Expert Members: Please login to view)).

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