September 4, 2008

Stockholm Event for District Court Clerks

Approximately 80 District Court clerks took the chance to meet the firm’s lawyers and see the new Stockholm premises at Mannheimer Swartling’s barbeque and mingle.

- This is the perfect opportunity to see a little more of the working environment and to speak to some of those working here. One definitely wants to meet some of the partners and associates, and see if they have that “little bit extra”, says Lina Sjölander, 27, from the Attunda District Court.

She was one of the approximately 80 District Court clerks who took the opportunity to take a closer look at Mannheimer Swartling when the annual event for clerks from the District Courts in the Stockholm area was held. Drinks were served in the new atrium, followed by a barbeque on the roof terrace.

- It really is fantastic that so many wants to come and meet us. The District Court clerks are an important target group for the firm, and the fact that they come here to meet us in person means a great deal, says Jan Dernestam, one of the partners at Mannheimer Swartling.

- When it comes to building up relations, we believe more in personal interaction than one-sided firm achievements, says Lotta Oscarsson, head of Human Resources (legal staff).

- We invest a great deal in our employees by providing, among other things, competence development programmes, career opportunities, mentorship programmes and a family programme. Meeting some of us who work here says a great deal about the working environment at the firm, she says.

Several of the clerks expressed their interest in business law and mentioned the benefits of the evening’s event.

- One establishes better contact by coming here for an evening, and besides, it’s both enjoyable and interesting to be able to see what the offices are like, says Oscar Edvardsson, 26, from the Attunda District Court.

The firm’s employee benefits were also discussed when many of the clerks saw the gym which opens directly onto the terrace.

- It is really positive that this training opportunity is provided, and that the firm takes active measures to ensure that the employees are happy, says Malin Björk, 29, also from the Attunda District Court which is now one of the largest District Courts in the Stockholm area.

These events are important for Mannheimer Swartling. Last year’s event for the District Court clerks resulted in several clerks sending applications and subsequently being employed at the firm. The firm recruits on a continual basis, and will be maintaining a high recruitment rate in order to expand its operations.

Read more about working at Mannheimer Swartling and how to apply.