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Philip Vlahos

Career at Streichenberg

Streichenberg offers trainees twelve months of practical preparation for the bar exam. While university courses impart the necessary theoretical knowledge in isolation, the job of an attorney-at-law requires the ability to interlink different fields of law as well as an in-depth understanding of the legal context.

What fascinates you about law and why do you want to become a lawyer?

Text, the spoken word, tactics and strategy, human behavior, social structures and knowledge: Jurisprudence is a collective medium that combines many things. In it, the interests of individuals or groups are negotiated on the one hand, and social developments are forged on the other. A lawyer ideally deals with all facets of his art. This discipline, which is now 4,000 years old, is constantly evolving; as is the person who practices it.

What activities can you perform as a junior associate and what do you learn in the process?

As a junior associate, I can try out almost all aspects of the legal profession. This includes active participation in writing legal briefs and research documents. It is equally instructive to be present at court hearings, interrogations and client discussions. In this way, I deepen my legal knowledge and learn how what I have learned in my studies is put into practice.

Do you have a motto that fits your life or your professional activity?

"A stitch in time saves nine."

What expects substitutes at Streichenberg?

For this reason, trainees at Streichenberg are not assigned to just one partner; instead, they can get involved in all areas and are actively encouraged and guided. This gives them a broad insight into the different fields and activities. They have contact with clients and authorities, learn what is needed for a court brief, and how to compose a successful legal document. This requires a desire to learn, flexibility, and absolute reliability.