Paralegal position: upgrade your skills

2 avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-Alzette
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05 Mar

Paralegals experience a huge evolution in their work and therefore need to reinvent themselves by re-discovering fundamental skills with a contemporary perspective and/or by acquiring specific legal skills proper to their daily challenges.


At the end of the training, participants will have enhanced job and communication skills specific to their profession, while having been introduced to some of the subtleties of the Luxembourg legal framework.


The training follows a modular system including 4 mandatory modules that can be completed with 4 optional topics.

Agenda and Learning Objectives

Introductory Module (mandatory) – 05/03/2020

  • Identify the specificities of the Luxembourg legal centre (its history, the factors of its emergence, the impact on the law)
  • Understand the different institutions and sources of Luxembourg law
  • Understand the Luxembourg judicial organisation

Contract Law Module (mandatory) – 06/03/2020 (a.m.)

  • Analyze the contract’s life cycle
  • Identify different contract types and their specificities
  • Identify key element on which negotiation is based

Administrative Work Module (mandatory) – 10/03/2020

  • Manage the study agenda efficiently
  • Write simple acts: convocations, agendas, minutes, deliberations of general meetings
  • Develop editorial reflexes
  • Prepare files and ensure their follow-up (Follow-up of deadlines and reminders, filing)
  • Manage correspondence with the parties
  • Adapt the firm’s practices to the General Data Protection Regulation

Corporate Law Module (mandatory) – 12/03/2020 (a.m)

  • Identify the different forms of legal companies in Luxembourg
  • Explain the different stages a company goes through in Luxembourg
  • Identify the role of corporate decision-making bodies

Communication Module (mandatory) – 13/03/2020

  • Optimize communication: verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, reformulation, questioning techniques
  • Apply suitable legal language
  • Develop assertiveness

Please note that – to complete – some optional courses can be added:

Tax Law – 20/03/2020
Banking Law – 23 & 24/03/2020
Contract Law (advanced module) – 25/03/2020
Investment Funds – 30 & 31/03/2020

All optional modules are part of training “Luxembourgish law per practice area for newly appointed lawyers” and can be chosen on demand. Please refer to the training “Luxembourgish law per practice area for newly appointed lawyers” for more information on the course settings.


Thierry HOSCHEIT, First Vice-President @ District Court Luxembourg

Director of studies of the complementary courses in Luxembourg law  @ CCDL (Cours Complémentaires en Droit Luxembourgeois

Lydia HAMOUDI, Lawyer – Associate @ Novia 

Co-founder of Novia Avocats
Teaches restructuring law @ University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Isabelle CORBISIER, Full Professor

European and Comparative Commercial Law @ University of Luxembourg

Peggy GOOSSENS, Avocat à la Cour & Partner @ Pierre Thielen Avocats

Founder of “Pierre Thielen Avocats SARL”
Head of the litigation departement
Responsible for law cases related to civil and commercial contracts as well as contractual and non-contractual liabilities

Elise POILLOT, Full Professor of Civil Law @ University of Luxembourg

Head of the Research Unit in Law


Public : Administrative staff working in a law firm or a company’s legal department; any other person interested in these fields (e.g. HR; accountant…)

Registration Fees:

1.500 € for the four-day-long mandatory modules
Two-day-long optional modules: 1.000 €
One-day-long optional modules: 600 €


Related : University of Luxembourg Competence Centre


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