The mission of the Legal Service is to provide legal advice and assistance in the areas of College and Administrative Matters. In addition, the Legal Service provides Library services at Eurojust.
The Legal Service includes a sector dealing with “College Matters”, a second sector dealing with “Administrative Matters”, and the Library of Eurojust.
Main tasks in the field of College Matters
- Regular information to the College on legislative and policy developments in the field of competence of Eurojust.
- Preparation of draft Eurojust opinions and policy papers concerning future developments of Eurojust and any other relevant legislative or policy developments.
- Legal assessment of Eurojust casework and of practical implementation of instruments of judicial cooperation and mutual recognition.
- Preparation of meetings and seminars organised by Eurojust.
- Active participation in EU and international meetings relating to the core business of Eurojust and/or support to College Members attending meetings on behalf of Eurojust.
- Support to the setting up of JITs, detection of legal obstacles/proposal of solutions and evaluation of JITs; management of JITs funding; awareness and training activities on JITs.
- Regular and ad hoc assistance to the work of the College Teams.
- Support to cooperation with Eurojust key partners (e.g. Europol and OLAF), drafting of cooperation agreements with third States and organisations, support to implementation of existing cooperation agreements.
Main tasks in the field of Administrative Matters
- Contribute to the setting up of the internal Eurojust legal framework (Implementing Rules to the Staff Regulations, Financial Regulations, Security Rules, etc.).
- Draft and interpret Service Level Agreements and administrative Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs).
- Legal inputs to procurement procedures and contracts.
- Support in the drafting of implementing rules and policies.
- Legal opinion and advice on pre-litigation and litigation cases.
- Advisory work on any other relevant staff matters such as privileges and immunities.
- Legal support to the Eurojust housing project.
- Advise on public access to Eurojust documents and management of the related procedure (in accordance to the Guidelines on Public Access to Eurojust Documents).
- Provide appropriate and updated information sources.
- Manage the physical and online library.
- Explore partnership with other documentation centres of interest.
- Set up and manage repositories of legal documents and databases as appropriate.
- Regularly inquire into post-holders’ information needs and provide information.