Working at LVH advocaten

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LVH Advocaten is a medium-sized law firm with around 15 lawyers. We are big enough for interesting and high-profile cases and small enough for an informal atmosphere. We easily walk in on each other and find it important that everyone can be themselves. In addition to work, attention is also paid to mutual solidarity; to work on this, a lot is organised, such as a staff day, drinks parties and sporting activities.

At LVH we give space for personal growth and encourage new experiences that enrich your professional life. In doing so, we look at who you are, what you can do or need to make the best use of your talent. The use of the individuality of each employee, in connection with each other, leads to the best service to our clients. We give space, trust and responsibility and demand performance, which is determined objectively, and hold our employees accountable for this.
Our core values: quality, customer-oriented, organizational pride, connecting.

We are always interested in good people. If you are interested in joining our office, please send an open application to werkenbij@lvh-advocaten.nl.

At our firm, you will start as a trainee lawyer in the general practice. If there is no vacancy for a trainee lawyer, it is also possible that you will start with a temporary contract as a legal assistant, where you will be involved in research, analysis and case law.

As a trainee lawyer, you will be assigned a patron who will supervise and train you during your traineeship. You will share a room with a senior member of staff, who you can turn to for all kinds of practical questions. Most emphasis is placed on knowledge acquisition and skills development. In addition, early on in your internship period, you will be encouraged to handle cases independently and to take responsibility for your own actions. You follow the mandatory professional training for lawyers (BA), the costs of which are paid by the firm. Your progress and your own experiences will be evaluated on a regular basis.

For information about applying and vacancies, please contact Peter Verheijden (verheijden@lvh-advocaten.nl).

Our firm employs six practice assistants/secretaries (full-time and part-time) and two administrative assistants. As practice support staff, you work for several lawyers and share the work with your colleagues. We work with the system DMSforLegal. Role administration is handled centrally.

For information about applying and vacancies, please contact Peter Verheijden (verheijden@lvh-advocaten.nl).

Student internship

LVH Advocaten offers students the opportunity to take a student internship at the firm. The work placement lasts two months in principle, with the possibility of extending it. The student receives an internship allowance. During the traineeship, you will get to know as many facets of being a lawyer as possible: writing memorandums and procedural documents, discussions with clients, attending court sessions, etc. You will also participate in the usual office activities, such as lunch, courses and office drinks. The possibility exists that, if the mutual acquaintance is successful and there is a vacancy in our office, you will be offered a job with our office. For example, our current associate lawyers Peter de Graaf and Justin de Vries started working in our office after a student internship. If you are interested in a student internship, please send an email with c.v. for the attention of Peter Verheijden (verheijden@lvh-advocaten.nl).

Experience of Puck

In the period from September to November 2020, Puck van Genuchten followed a student internship at our office. She writes about her experiences during the internship:

I look back on a very pleasant and instructive period. For me, this internship was the way to broaden my theoretical knowledge by gaining insight into what practice is like. Because of the various fields of expertise at LVH, you have the opportunity to become acquainted with many different areas of law. This is very nice because it allows you to get a feeling for which area of law suits you best. LVH also takes your preferences into account. For example, I saw the most of labour law since that is my preferred area of law.

My experiences

What I found very instructive about the traineeship is that I was involved in everything. In addition to being allowed to attend meetings and hearings, I was also regularly asked for my opinion. So you not only see the daily work of a lawyer, but you are also encouraged to think critically about various cases. This makes the internship challenging. You also perform many different tasks. For example, you write notes, you research jurisprudence and you prepare procedural documents by writing drafts.

The office

Finally, the office atmosphere at LVH is very pleasant. Despite low staffing due to Covid-19, LVH has ensured that I could do a good internship and could get acquainted with the various office colleagues. I really appreciated that. Also, at LVH you are not just a student intern: everyone is interested in who you are and what you do. This made it feel as if I had been part of the office for longer than the three months. For that reason I can certainly recommend an internship at LVH, because as a student intern at LVH you are fully involved from day one!

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