Julianus Inkasso is the Estonian market leader in debt collection services. Julianus Law Office offers a varied experience of working and practicing law in a company that has been active for more than 25 years. Why is it exciting and developing to work in Julianus, and what are the opportunities to move up the career ladder?
Krista Raudsepp has worked at Julianus Inkasso and Julianus Law Office for 15 exciting years, being the head of the court department, a practicing trial lawyer, a data protection specialist, and a legal advisor to the management. “Every working day here is varied and special, and there is virtually no chance that the next working day will match the tasks or activities of the previous day identically. Everything related to processing personal data is very relevant – communication and cooperation with supervisory authorities, as well as answering the data subject’s requests. A lawyer’s daily tasks undoubtedly include preparing legal assessments and analyses, familiarity with the judicial practice, and sharing acquired knowledge with colleagues, i.e., training.”
Julianus Law Office provides legal services to clients, representing clients both out of court and in court proceedings, which first leads to compromise negotiations to achieve legal concensus, if necessary, representing the client in court proceedings and, after successful court proceedings, additionally in enforcement proceedings. The daily work of a lawyer requires excellent knowledge, orientation skills, and experience in the law of the general part of the Civil Code, the Law of Obligations, legislation regulating enforcement proceedings, as well as familiarity with insolvency proceedings legislation, international law, including legislation and conventions of the European Union.
“Julianus Law Office is a company with excellent opportunities, where you can start gaining experience during your law studies or after graduation. You can get your first job as an assistant to an experienced lawyer, and work your way up from there. Our court department has produced members of the bar as well as future employees for state offices and law firms. Based on the employee’s point of view, the work experience acquired here is valuable and valued both in law firms and in the public sector,” says Raudsepp.
She adds that being a big fan of his work, one of the most essential foundations for her is undoubtedly his colleagues. “Julianus’ family is very thrifty, helpful, and cheerful. If my work weren’t exciting, my work experience wouldn’t be so long either! Every dispute and situation has its nuance, which makes it special and different and brings knowledge to the test, new knowledge, and broadening of horizons. And customers appreciate our dedication and thoroughness. The client of Julianus Inkasso and Julianus Óigusbüro can focus on their core business and not deal with the collection of debt claims in out-of-court and judicial proceedings.”
Amazing colleagues and a pleasant atmosphere help maintain the joy of work
Senior lawyer Alla Žulinskaja, who has worked in Julianus for two and a half years, praises the exciting and varied work, the excellent team, and the motivating development opportunities. “Every day, I gain new knowledge both from the point of view of court proceedings and management, advising the court team, representing clients in meetings, and sharing work tasks. The field of work is vast: daily, the court team comes into contact with debt, bankruptcy, inheritance law, debt claims, division of joint property, and annulment of transactions. In addition, our work is vital from a social and economic point of view because our role is also to teach a sense of responsibility when taking on a loan obligation and fulfilling it.”
Chief legal assistant Anne Õunapuu has worked in the Julianus court department for 16 years. “My daily work includes various tasks, from the analysis of legal disputes to the application to the court for the urgent procedure of payment order and the preparation of pleadings and the analysis of judgments and, if necessary, the preparation of appeals. We mainly deal with debt law disputes, the largest of which are loan and credit agreements, service provision agreements, transfer agreements, usage agreements, employment agreements, transport agreements, insurance disputes, etc.”
She adds that there is a clear opportunity for self-growth in the court department: it is possible to advance from an assistant to a junior lawyer and, if you have the appropriate qualifications, to a lawyer. “If a person has the desire and will to keep learning, Julianus offers an opportunity for this! You don’t get bored here, and you can constantly educate yourself in legal disputes.”
Legal assistant Gjunai Abdullayeva, who works in the court department’s litigation team, praises Julianus’ systems’ automations. “I like that our work always goes very quickly, and the assistant is allowed to work on new things constantly. There is no routine. My job is to prepare the right documents for the lawyers at the right time, by the deadlines set by the court. It is very nice to start as an assistant because, thanks to that, you will know exactly how the court proceedings take place.”
Lawyer Anni Kennedy has been working as a lawyer at Julianus Law Firm since June this year; previously, she was a lawyer in the legal department of Julianus Inkasso. “My work includes preparing legal documents and submitting pleadings, positions, applications, and other procedural documents to the courts. At work, communication and compromise negotiations with bailiffs, clients and debtors, and their representatives are often done by phone and e-mail. I also help prepare answers to the response requirements of the Data Protection Inspectorate and the Consumer Protection and Technical Supervision Board. We often discuss issues with our colleagues before forming a final position, and several documents are prepared in cooperation.”
Kennedy appreciates the opportunity to increase her experience and knowledge constantly. “I have had the opportunity to organize, for example, in-house training in the field of data protection. I like that you can learn a lot while working and the interesting tasks. Nice colleagues and a supportive team, joint events, and flexibility regarding working time and place help to maintain the joy of work because there is an option for a home office if necessary.”
Julianus Inkasso’s Estonian market share in the debt collection sector is over 50%. Although over the years, the financial handwriting of Estonians has changed towards positivity, there is still room for improvement. The employees of Julianus, for their part, help us to be better at planning our financial affairs and to think about our real possibilities and needs before taking on new responsibilities.
Julianus Inkasso is always looking for smart, bright and talented people to join the team. If you think you are one of them or would like to come to Julianus Law Office for an internship, send your CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.