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Beham Maximilian, Augsburg Germany / July – September 2019

Education: law studies at Eberhard-Karls-Universität in Tübingen

Legal clerkship at district court Ulm

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish

As a part of my legal clerkship I was able to spend the three months within the scope of the elective trainee station from 1st of July until 31st of September 2019 at the Heskia-Hacmun law firm in Tel Aviv/Israel.

Spending three months in the law firm was a great ecperience for me. I got the chance to meet wonderful people there and enjoyed every single day. The atmosphere was unique and the lawyers Dor Heskia, Amos Hacmun, Itzhak Fogel, Adi Zalk as well as the secretary Liron are amazing persons and made it therefore as easy as possible for me to arrive and to feel comfortable in the office from the first moment.

To point out some of my personal highlights during my time in Tel Aviv, I wan to mention, that there was an organized dinner on the beach for all trainee lawyers, we were alsways invited to participate in birthday parties of the colleges and I visited a football game of Maccabi Tel Aviv with Adi Zalk.

My legal activity included mostly international contract law and inheritance law. I was mainly working for Adi Zalk, who is responsible for the trainee lawyers. I took over many research tasks, assisted with the authority contacts, run errands to courts in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and many other dutys in the office.

I got the unique possibility to get insights in the israeli legal system and could attend court trials for several times. Regarding my legal activity, two of my highlights were the attendance of a trial in the labour court together with Dor Heskia and a trial in the Tel Aviv court which both dealt with the topic of dicrimination.

Meanwhile I contributed the creation of „Shana Tova Cards“ for the jewish new years wishes. During the three months I was able to explore the jewish culture and to travel the whole country. I am still impressed by the stunning landscape, the historical places and the cultures. I will always remember my time in Israel and the impressions I gathered.

After all I want to say thank you to each member of Heskia-Hacmun for a having a great time in Tel Aviv. It was a pleasure to work for the law firm and I am grateful that I could meet so many friendly people there. There are no doubts that I will visit Israel and Heskia-Hacmun again. I highly recommend to everybody who is able and interested, to do an internship or a part of his or her legal clerkship in the Heskia-Hacmun law firm in one of the most interesting countries of the world.