Sabrina Geiger, Munich, Germany – January / March 2020
I chose to spend one period during my legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Munich at the law firm Heskia-Hacmun – and I wouldn’t want to miss a second of my three months in Tel Aviv.
The atmosphere in the law firm is familiar and we were immediately warmly welcomed into the office and office life by Dor, Amos, Adi, Anna, Natanel and Liron.
The office is centrally located in Kaufman St. on the 17th floor directly opposite the beach with an impressive view of the city and the sea. When the weather was good, we often spent our lunch breaks there with delicious snacks from the nearby Carmel Market.
During my time there were several other interns and trainee lawyers so that we were able to divide the working days well among ourselves and did not have to work every day.
The tasks were varied and interesting, above all, we helped the lawyers with mandates related to Germany and correspondence with German authorities, courts and lawyers. Sometimes we also did errands to the post office or bank, which I liked very much because on the way there you could walk through the beautiful Shabazi Street with a lot of great jewelry shops, galleries and nice coffee shops.
One of the best experiences was to accompany Dor to court several times. Even though the language of the court was Hebrew and therefore difficult to understand, it was exciting to attend court cases in other jurisdictions. Once I even attended a trial in Be’er Scheva, which was very interesting – followed by couscous lunch after with the lawyers, which is a specialty of the city.
Overall, I had a great time at HH, I got a good insight into the work of an Israeli law firm, but at the same time, I had enough time to explore and get to know Tel Aviv and Israel. Thanks to everyone in the office who made my time in Israel so amazing!