Aequo has announced the launch of AEQUO Friends -- what the firm calls "the first of a kind outsourcing platform of Ukrainian law firm."
According to Aequo, "the project is aimed at cooperating with experts, in particular notaries, translators, other contractors, as well as at providing internship for law students in an innovative format. The key objective of this innovative platform is to react promptly to unplanned increase in work volumes, to enhance business processes, to improve the client care experience, as well as to build an effective talent pool and to ensure effective outstaffing of lawyers for clients in the future."
Furthermore, according to Aequo, "law students of Ukrainian universities from all over the country will be the first to benefit from the project. Aequo opens the first internship program in a new innovative format for young talents who successfully pass the pre-selection. Students will interact with mentors through a platform by receiving assignments and feedback online. Herewith, a student will be able to choose assignments by type of work and practice that will help to make the right career choice, gain experience while working on landmark projects and become a member of AEQUO Friends community. Such collaboration offers an opportunity for students to continue their studies in comfort mode and arrange their internship most efficiently."
The application form is located on the platform's website -- friends.aequo.ua -- and the deadline for applications is September 10, 2017. The launch of the internship will take place that month as well.
“Aequo Friends project is a completely new format of work in a law firm and is a part of Aequo's innovative strategy," commented Aequo Partner Anna Babych. "This outsourcing platform fundamentally changes the idea of the traditional approach to work with contractors and student internship and responds to current time requests."