At Morais Leitão we have a long tradition of providing high quality internships.

We are actively seeking candidates who know how to think about the law and who are able to apply the knowledge they have acquired in practice. Considering the competitive reality of the practice of law, we also require that a trainee lawyer demonstrates a sense of responsibility, the ability to work with others in a team, and the command of foreign languages.

Every year, there are two recruitment processes: for professional internships and short term internships. Both are quite dynamic and based on gamification, with the dual objective of making our culture known and challenging the potential of candidates, through an innovative, immersive, and interactive format.

In the case of professional internships, each year we only admit a limited number of trainees, which we estimate to be able to integrate into the team at the end of their internships. This demonstrates our full commitment to the training and advancement of our trainees.

The admission of a trainee lawyer begins with an interactive recruitment process, which usually starts in the summer of the year before the traineeship commences. We value law graduates, who have had contact with other cultures, who master languages other than Portuguese and English, and who have had personal and/or professional experiences in different environments and situations. We believe in true diversity without a specific and pre-defined profile.

This experience may also assume an international dimension, with the possibility of rotation through the offices of the Morais Leitão Legal Circle network, which includes, besides Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique.

In short term internships, we aim to provide contact with the practical side of law. The intern is integrated into the team and participates in the work that is happening at the time of the internship. 

Applications can be submitted via our recruitment platform, available at the link below, where application status can also be checked. Even if outside the recruitment cycle, all applications will be analysed on a case-by-case basis.

At Morais Leitão there are important learnings: more than looking for a job that you like, you need to find a good environment to do it. Availability, respect, understanding and mutual help in everything are equal to moments of learning, challenging, developing the legal spirit and work ethic. They say that “who knows only about law don't even know about law” and it couldn't be truer. It is in the excellent values cultivated here that we find real added value.

Rita Ferreira Gomes

Anyone who comes to Morais Leitão must like to be challenged every day. The best are here, which makes the work highly demanding and equally rewarding. Being early in the most relevant operations, projects, and cases on the market, in all areas of practice, gives us responsibility and encouragement to be better every day. This is where you learn to be a lawyer, in all its layers. It is a pride to be from Morais Leitão.

Pedro Marques Dias

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