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Openings at CJEU for lawyer-linguists
Luxembourg's Court of Justice of the EU

14 Mar 2024 / EU Print

Openings at CJEU for lawyer-linguists

Job openings for fluent Gaeilgeoirs at Luxembourg's Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will be explained at an event at the King’s Inns on Tuesday (19 March).

Employment opportunities for law graduates who speak Irish and other EU languages are on the agenda at the recruitment conference on Tuesday evening.

There currently are plentiful and well-paid openings for lawyer–linguistics within the European Union as the CJEU is in the process of expanding its Irish language unit.

Irish is an official language of the EU and Ireland is now the main source for English-language lawyer–linguists since Brexit.


There are also employment opportunities at EU and national level as translators and interpreters.

At 7pm, Mr Justice George Birmingham (President of the Court of Appeal and former Minister for European Affairs) and Mr Patrick O’Donovan (Minister of State for the Gaeltacht) will open the conference.

Thereafter, attendees will hear from:

  • Madis Vunder (director for legal translation CJEU),
  • Head of Irish Julie O’Farrell whose topic is ‘Help wanted: Irish- and English-speaking lawyer-linguists needed at the CJEU’,
  • Aisling Ní Chatháin (interpretation service of the European Commission) on opportunities for Irish and English language interpreters,
  • Vivian Uíbh Eachach (chief translator, Houses of the Oireachtas) on opportunities for Irish language translators at home.

Please register your interest at CJEUConference@kingsinns.ie

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