Junior Associate Programme / Legal Traineeship for Bar Exam Candidates

Launching March 2022 – Lausanne & Zurich, Full time, 12-15 months

Do you share our ambition to lead the change in the legal industry? Do you want to help the companies of the future as part of a fast-growing team of legal renegades? Are you curious about what the legal workplace of the future will look like?

LEXR is launching a new kind of Junior Associate Programme that counts towards the preparation for the bar – one that prepares you for the future and the exciting changes ahead in the legal profession!

What you will get

  • Personal mentor(s): Our trainees are mentored by lawyers experienced in their field who will accompany them personally during the 14-month programme.
  • Exciting work: You will advise the exciting high growth businesses of the future and work directly with the entrepreneurs and decision-makers.
  • Training and development: A legal career is all about continuously striving to learn, grow and get better. We invest in regular training sessions and courses that encourage you to thrive.
  • Become an entrepreneur: Every team member is encouraged to take ownership of their work, bring in their own ideas, and have a positive impact.
  • Team spirit and open structures: You become part of a driven, stimulating, and welcoming team. We foster comradery with regular team events and trips to startup hubs. Expect your voice to be heard from day one and flat hierarchies.
  • The freedom to structure your workday & place: While we make sure there is enough physical collaboration, you’re also free to work from anywhere from time to time once you master your legal skillset.

What you will be doing

  • Advisor to the companies of the future: You’ll become a trusted advisor to decision-makers and provide growing and established companies with the expertise to achieve their vision.
  • Become an expert in future fields: You will develop your expertise in core fields that prepare you for the bar, but also in fields such as technology, blockchain & DeFi.
  • Business (wo)man: Working with entrepreneurs and in a fast-growing company you’ll develop business skills that you can apply in engagements and future business endeavours.
  • Leader: You will build up your leadership skills by leading own engagements and acting as an associate buddy for future programme intakes.

What is required

  • Fluency in English & French or German: You’ll need fluency in French or German for most of our Swiss matters, plus English for global matters.
  • Growth mindset: We’re looking for legal minds that see opportunities despite being trained to focus on risks.
  • Attention to detail: Providing actionable legal advice goes much farther than reciting the law. At LEXR, we dig deeper and work harder to provide the best solutions to our customers, which requires diligence and attention to the minutiae of every case.
  • Team spirit: You will be working side by side with customers and team members alike. You are humble, positive, open, and enjoy getting to know what makes people tick.
  • IT affinity: We are 99% digital and constantly test out new tools to improve our work environment and customer experience. Proficiency in MS Office is a must; any additional IT skills are a plus.

The application process

Forget stiff legal offices. Working with LEXR means being part of a modern, motivated and inclusive team.

How we hire

Our legal services are based on transparency and respect, so why shouldn’t our hiring process be too? Hiring is a mutual process, which is why we give you a real insight into our values, culture, and how we work from the off. Remember, you’re interviewing us as well.

Getting to know each other

Chat with LEXR HR or a LEXR team member who already works in the position you’ve applied for. This is the best way of finding out whether the role is right for you.

Show us what you can do

Complete a sample work challenge or give a presentation to the team to show us how amazing you are.

Final interview

Meet the team, ask interesting questions and see how we’d all work together.


Shortly after the interview, we’ll let you know whether we’d like you to join the team.

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