Nature of Interns' Work with the Firm
The work of an intern at M. Firon & Co. is professional legal work. Interns represent an integral part of the Firm's professional work force and take an active and on-going part in all areas of the Firm's activities. Interns at Firon commence their internship with training in the basic building blocks of all lawyers.
The interns' work includes, involvement with high level legal work, inter alia, writing legal opinions in various fields, gathering legal references, drafting agreements, arguments and pleas, and participating in court hearings. Interns also take part in a roster of tasks at court and at various bodies throughout the Dan area. The responsibility imposed on the intern on duty mainly includes submitting court documents to the court secretariat and tribunals in Tel-Aviv, checking the relevant files, etc.
In addition, during their internship, the interns participate in advanced studies and training carried out by the Firm's lawyers and sometimes they themselves are required to pass on their knowledge to all of the Firm's lawyers.
Every intern is attached to a personal trainer who instructs the intern and together they constitute a team. Some assignments require a merging of teams and in such cases, a larger team is put together made up out of partners, associate lawyers and interns.
Aside from their employment in the legal profession, interns are naturally included as a part of all the Firm's office and social activities that take place during their time, such as office outings and special evenings once every 3 or 4 months.
Interns' Working Requirements
The legal staff at M. Firon & Co. is required to work hard in an environment that is dynamic, sometimes pressurized but at the same time, congenial. Interns are required to combine good legal ability with business understanding and a far-reaching theoretical knowledge regarding the day to day happenings of the Firm's clients and to be effective, quick to respond, responsible, methodical and enterprising.
Prospects of an Interns' Advancement on Completion of Internship
The tendency of M. Firon & Co. is to enable the best of the interns to continue working at the Firm as associate lawyers, with the possibility that they will continue to develop and grow and even to become partners. The majority of the lawyers and partners in M. Firon & Co. started out their careers as interns in the Firm.
Minimum requirements to be accepted for internship:
A graduate of a university or college in Israel with an overall average grade in law of 85 and over, with an excellent command of English. Alternatively, graduates of foreign law schools from the Anglo-American world will be favorably considered.
In addition, in each of the Firm's different areas of practice there is a requirement for an average grade of 85 or more in the relevant subjects as detailed hereunder:
Commercial: Company Law and Contract Law
Real estate: Laws of Title and Contract Law
Litigation: Contract Law and Civil Procedure
Administrative: Administrative/Constitutional Law, Tenders Law, Laws of Planning and Construction.
In addition, the Firm takes other factors into account, such as:
Combined degree (Business Management, Accountancy, Economics, etc.)
Involvement in legal projects (periodicals etc.)
Academic experience (research assistant, teaching assistant, tutor, etc.)
Involvement in social projects (social volunteering, workshops etc.)
The application process:
Make the best decision for your career!
The application and interview process at Firon & Co. is rigorous, no matter which side of the table you’re on.
For us, we must identify the very best candidates for our firm. For you, it’s critical that you find the career path that makes the most of your strengths while fulfilling your interests.
Step 1: Gather information you will need to fill out your application, e.g. resume/CV, education information, test scores, etc.
Step 2: Submit an online application
Step 3: If you are called in for an interview, prepare for your interviews
Step 4: Interview
Applications vary depending on the position you’re applying to and your background, but all generally ask for the following:
• Resume/CV and cover letter
• Educational background information
• Work experience
• Examples of extracurricular and/or community leadership
When complete, your application will be routed to the appropriate recruiting team based on your preferences, background, and interests.