12 Jul Meet the Swedish BJF
Meet the Swedish Association of Company Lawyers, Bolagsjuristernas Foringen (BJF). BJF was founded in 1953 by some in-house lawyers and now has already 1050 members.
BJF has a lot of activities during the year among which an educational and mentor program at the beginning of the year.
They organize around 40 seminars with 4/5 dedicated law firms in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö Lund. These events are free of charge or with a special rate for our members. Especially worth mentioning is the one-day seminar on the Company/Board Secretary function which plays a crucial role nowadays, as the Board Secretary provides legal support to the whole business.
The Swedish Association regularly cooperates with Deloitte, Baker McKenzie in order to provide educational programs, while in collaboration with a top law firm, a top financial paper and they organize the “Company Lawyer of the year” addressed not only to their members but also to all the company lawyers in the country.
Last but not least, they are very dynamic on the job side – they work with a recruiting company specialized on In-house lawyers in order to investigate the salary level and the expectations of employers.