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Legal Associates Program


The Legal Associates Program was launched in 2004 and is designed to introduce talented young legal professionals from all over the world to the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development).

Legal Associates who are invited to participate in the program will initially be with the Legal Vice Presidency for a one-year term, with the possibility of extending their stay for a second year, based on their individual performance and the business needs of the Legal Vice Presidency.  Those who perform exceptionally well and successfully compete in the normal selection procedures may have the opportunity to remain as staff on a long-term basis.  Accordingly, the program hopes to contribute to the gradual renewal of the legal talent of the Vice Presidency. 

Legal Associates will rotate through the various practice groups with the Legal Vice Presidency in order to gain exposure to the various areas of the World Bank's legal practice and to develop country expertise and World Bank specific lawyer skills.

The Legal Associates will work with senior lawyers and under the general supervision of the relevant Chief Counsel.  Their duties include legal research, comparative legal analysis, drafting of legal documents and legal support of ongoing projects.  Consistent with business needs, each Legal Associate is expected to work with as broad as possible a range of internal and external counterparts as well as colleagues across the Legal Vice Presidency. 

The Legal Associates Program recruits through a highly selective and competitive process.

 Application Guidelines for the 2013 Legal Associates Program  General Terms of Reference for Legal Associates
 Lawyers Recruitment Committee
 About the Legal Vice Presidency
 Legal Associates Program - Class of 2012
 Legal Associates Program - Class of 2011
 Legal Associates Program - Class of 2010
 Legal Associates Program - Class of 2009
 Legal Associates Program - Class of 2008
 Legal Associates Program - Class of 2007
 Legal Associates Program - Class of 2006
 Legal Associates Program - Class of 2005
 Legal Associates Program - Class of 2004



Legal Associates Program 2013

Application Guidelines are now published. 

The application process will open on November 5, 2012.



Last updated: 2012-10-09

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