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Legal secretary

Want to be part of an ambitious and client-oriented law firm? As a legal secretary, you handle a large and important part of the day-to-day operations and thus the total value chain at Skau Reipurth. You deal with versatile tasks of an administrative, communicative and coordinating nature.

You have a major responsibility, which facilitates your development, professionally as well as personally. As a legal secretary or case officer, you work for several partners, attorneys and assistant attorneys who assign very different tasks to you. Besides having a versatile and varied day, you will be in contact with many people. Professional skills, flexibility and an accommodating attitude are required.

You are given a large personal responsibility and, if needed, you have the possibility to consult or seek support from your colleagues – not only those in your own team, but also across departments and in the secretarial team.

We attach great importance to meeting our clients at eye level, and we always make sure to provide the best possible advice and service so that our clients feel safe.

If you see yourself in one of Skau Reipurth’s strong legal teams, you are always welcome to submit an unsolicited application. For vacancies, click here or follow us at LinkedIn. Our job advertisements will be posted here.

Get to know us

I have been part of the Skau Reipurth family for over ten years now, and I still go home every day with the feeling that my work contributes to the overall value chain, generating results for the firm.

SUSANNE JENSEN
Legal secretary

Recruitment process

Start your application process by reading about Skau Reipurth.

We hope you will take inspiration from our description, in words and photos, of who we are. If you are unsure where to begin, you can get an overview of our firm by exploring our site and meeting some of us to see what we look like. Take a look at our areas of expertise to discover where you can contribute best to the team and reach your full potential, and learn about our approach to social responsibility.

Match your competencies and interests with the position you are interested in. All positions are posted here.

Can’t find the right position? Be patient. We regularly publish new vacancies. Stay up-to-date by following us on Linkedin; you will be notified when a new position comes along that suits your experience and interests.

When you apply for a position with Skau Reipurth, it is important to us that it is a human being receiving and assessing your profile, not a software or artificial intelligence program. Consequently, we ask you to send your attachments to our secure mailbox: hr@skaureipurth.com.

Initially, your application will be received and assessed by a member of our HR department and subsequently a practice area partner.

We look forward to receiving your qualifications, any recommendations and a brief motivated application, allowing us to get to know you a little and hear your motivation for submitting a solicited or unsolicited application to us. We put special emphasis on your curriculum vitae, and you may be inspired by these five tips for how to structure a CV:

Tip 1: Begin your CV with a brief personal description of yourself and your career
We recommend that you start your CV with a brief description of yourself and your career. Not too personal and not too private. Your personality may well determine whether you are ultimately offered a position with us, but that is not relevant at this time. If you do not possess the skills and competencies we seek, your personality will not come into play at all. Instead, we would like to read a short description of your profile, sharing:

  • who you are
  • what you can do
  • what you want, and
  • why you see yourself working at Skau Reipurth

The side benefit is that it is a fairly good exercise for you to consider these questions.

Tip 2: Adjust your CV to the position you are applying for, demonstrating the connections
This step is really important! Do not attempt to make a generic CV. Instead, try to match your skills, previous employments (even if you are a student) and other experience emphasised in your CV with us as a firm and the position you are applying for. You will have an edge if there is a clear common thread from your CV experience to the job advertisement.

Tip 3: Make it chronological
Your CV should – probably not surprisingly – have a chronological structure, in reverse order, that is, so that your most recent employment, education, etc. are listed at the top. Explain any gaps in the chronology.

Tip 4: Not too long – and not too short
A page may be too short. Ten pages are too long. Your CV should be exhaustive and relevant, but it should not be an essay. Remember that our first screening of candidates is based on the CVs. It must, of course, give us a proper impression of you; on the other hand, it should also be possible for us to get through it. Of course, it, moreover, depends on how long a career you have had. As a starting point, you should include everything, but remember to concentrate on the points relevant to the position in question and us.

Tip 5: Provide a clear and proper structure
Once you have the contents in place, take a critical look at the structure. Use line breaks (rather too many than too few). Use paragraphs. Use bullets. Make sure that there is space between the text lines and do not include several pages of closely written text. Proofread the text (or ask someone else to do it).

The point is to bring yourself into play for a job with us, and the better you are at highlighting the skills and experience that are relevant, the greater the chance that you will be invited to a personal interview. If you follow the five tips above, you are well on your way to achieve this.

If we invite you to a personal interview, you will typically meet a member of our HR department and a practice area partner.

A personal interview gives us a chance to hear more about your achievements, sense who you are as a person and understand your motivation and passion for working at Skau Reipurth.

Prepare for the interview
It is always a good idea to familiarise yourself with our firm and culture. But the interview is first and foremost about getting to know you. To prepare for the interview, you are recommended to consider the following:

  • Focus on the skills we are looking for
  • Prepare to provide specific examples of situations from work or other relevant contexts where you have demonstrated these competencies
  • Be prepared to describe the situation, the task you faced, what you did, and the results you achieved
  • We also encourage you to prepare some questions for us

The interview will enable you to get to know us, sense the atmosphere of our historic premises at Frederiksstaden in the heart of Copenhagen, and to ask all the questions you may have about the position, our culture or practicalities.

If both parties are motivated to meet again and get to know each other even better, you will be invited to complete an online personal profile and cognitive test. This will allow us to determine your strengths and the areas where you would benefit from our support. You will of course receive personal feedback from HR and be given the opportunity to comment and provide further input. Findings from this interview will be included in the final round.

Here you will typically meet another partner in the department, a colleague and HR. Together, we will look at the findings made in relation to your personal profile and the cognitive test. You may be asked to prepare a few case questions, but if so, you will be informed about it in advance.

Congratulations! You are now part of the team – and we will do our best to make you feel welcome straight away.

Your onboarding starts even before your first day at work, and you will be given all the information you need to succeed. We have planned a number of introductory activities where you meet your new colleagues and gain in-depth knowledge of our firm, procedures and culture.

Contact

Naja Gissel Ørnbjerg
Head of HR
Tel +45 61 68 41 26
ngi@skaureipurth.com

Ann Bender-Petersen
Legal secretary and HR coordinator
Tel +45 38 41 17 60
abp@skaureipurth.com